What we're about

Our personalities and past experiences shape our perspective. Reading allows our perspectives to take shape and discussion provides a platform to understand ourselves and the world we live in at a deeper level. Sounds philosophical, doesn't it!

Actually, truth be told, we are just a group of individuals who enjoy reading, meeting new people, and sharing our insights over food, drinks, or coffee. We are more focused on having a good time than anything else. If you like to read and share your point of view, this is the group for you! Can't wait to meet up!

Upcoming events (2)

February Drink and Discuss: My Uncle Oswald

Bar Louie

TWO CHANGES! I had to schedule us for the first Tuesday because the second falls on Valentine’s Day. Also, our location is changing. We will likely be at Stickyz so please check back in. I should know something by 1/12/23.

We continue to grow! We’ve bursted at the seams at Dugans so we are looking to spread out at Stickyz if it all works out. Parking is available at the library.

We are reading My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl (yes, same author as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, and more but this is for adults!) This is a shorter read so I will also include the other great suggestions that were made in January in case you have time for more!

Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character . . . Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiastic teachers, of discovering the invigorating properties of the Sudanese Blister Beetle, and of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, his electrifying partner in a most unusual series of thefts . . . 'Raunchy and cheeky entertainment' Sunday Express 'Immense fun' Daily Telegraph Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Other suggestions:
Spare
The Calculating Stars
A Walk in the Woods
Dark Matter
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
Final Girls

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March-Drink and Discuss: The Cloisters

TBD

Good times were had by all at the February meet up. Resident author, Stacy M. Jones, has found herself at the number 11 slot of Amazon bestsellers today for her murder mystery, The Founders. She also had other exciting news, but I’ll let her tell it.

We have selected Una’s choice for this month; The Cloisters by Kathy Hays. We also welcomed 2 new members, Mike and Dale. Thanks for coming out guys, and we hope you’ll become regulars. You are a great addition to our group.

Lastly, I have not yet announced our spot for March as we are still awaiting our transition so please check back in. We will either be at Stickyz or Dugans depending on Stickyz reopening of Tues nights.

Book synopsis:
An Amazon Best Book of November 2022: The Cloisters starts with a country mouse in the big city storyline, as Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City to take up a position as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, only to find herself redirected to The Cloisters, a gothic museum, instead. The researchers she meets there are a close-knit bunch, maybe too close. On the surface, they’re diligently working to research the history of divination, but below the surface, the relationships are roiling with sexual tension, competition, and academic ambition. The discovery of a 15th-century deck of tarot cards puts the cat among the pigeons, precipitates a murder, and brings this slow burn thriller to a boil. If you like your tales of dark academia threaded with dark secrets and even darker agendas, then this sultry, atmospheric thriller is worth the price of admission. —Vannessa Cronin, Amazon Editor

Past events (121)

Catan Game Night-Hosted by Una and Joe

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