What we're about

We decide as a group what to read/discuss. We read one book per month (or try, anyway). We meet up in Logan Square(with exceptions). No themes, no restrictions on membership -- anyone is welcome (even if you don't live near the Logan Square neighborhood). You in???

Q: I noticed that I started having to pay $2 for each scheduled meetup. Why is that?

A: Meetup is not free for us to maintain! The $2 membership fee makes sure that your RSVP is valid and you're committed to the group.

Q: I noticed that this group meeting is not being held in Logan Square this month. What's the point of calling it the Logan Square Bookclub?

A: This group has been going on since Spring of 2012. While some of our beloved veteran members have moved away to Michigan, North Carolina, New York, etc. some of our other loving veterans have decided to stay more local to Chicago but outside of Logan Square. Occasionally they will kindly host in their homes as they love their book club and it's fun to get you out of the neighborhood and explore other parts of the city. Some of these neighborhoods include Pilsen, Uptown, Edgewater, Humboldt Park, etc. If this commute is too far for you from Logan Square, it's purely understood that you can't make it, but we ask that you respect the generosity of the non-Logan Square hosts during certain months.

Q: Where the heck is this meeting this month?!

A: Leadership always circulates the address the week of the meetup (M, T or W), so if you haven't RSVP'd 'YES' to the meetup a few days before the event, chances are you didn't get the email. Please privately message one of the leaders and they will get you your information.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Usually the host always supplies a bottle of wine and some minimal snacks, but we highly encourage people BYOS (snacks) to share with the group. Recently (Sept 2016) dues have been suggested to contribute if possible. $1-2 per month via meetup.com (http://meetup.com/), or a cash jar at each meeting.

Q: Can I host?

A: Yes, please! Throw your hand up at the end of each discussion when we're planning next months book and meetup.

Upcoming events (2)

80) Death with Interruptions by José Saramago

City Lit Books

$2.00

**PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIME FOR THIS EVENT. 6:30-8:00** **SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT** LSBC has a partnership with City Lit Books, we have limited books set aside for this months "Death with Interruptions". You will receive 10% discount if you purchase your book from City Lit Books, located at 2523 N Kedzie Blvd. Please mention this book club event hosted by Becca + Megan. ** Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This, of course, causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration. Flags are hung out on balconies; people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying; life-insurance policies become meaningless; and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots. Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small "d," became human and were to fall in love?

81) Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Needs a location

$2.00

**Reminder: The Logan Square Book Club has a partnership with City Lit Books in Logan Square. Be sure to stop by and pick up this month's book and get 10% off by mentioning the Logan Square Book Club!** In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella Especially Heinous, Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naively assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgangers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.

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