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06 January 2013 @ 08:49 pm
“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install  
... a lovely bookcase on the wall!"

I've threatened to do it, I've facebooked about it, I've thought about it and waited for other people to do it, and now I've decided I'm going to do it mah own self.

I'm starting a book club.

So this releases those of you who don't like to read (!?) or don't like to eat (!?) from reading further. Because my book club will involve BOTH. Eating and reading, preferably at the same time, are one of my pleasures in life. So yes, books and food.

And probably wine, too.

*snort* Probably, she says.

There will be wine.

And we'll not close it off from online friends. I will do a book club post every month, so that if you don't get to make it to the meeting, or if you live in Australia or Dubai or Great Britain or somewhere, you can still read and participate. And you can eat, too. Just not with me. :(

Sound good?
Poll #1888926 Which book should we read?

Which book would you like to read?

The Night Circus
The Great Gatsby
The Paris Wife
The Casual Vacancy
Gone Girl

If you'd like to make an informed choice, here are some links below, to peruse at your leisure.

The Night Circus
The Great Gatsby
The Paris Wife
The Casual Vacancy
Gone Girl

And this is the last time the book choices will be autocratic. Next month we'll take suggestions from the group and poll those.

The first meeting of the Literary Potluck Society will meet at my house, Sunday evening, February 3, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Tell your friends. This will be a fun time. You don't wanna miss it.
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
from your sister
I can't participate. I am not allowed novels except on vacation. Self control issues. But I did read night circus last summer (on vaca) and it was really good.
Well, I'm hardly loquacious...: gen; booksh_loquacious on January 7th, 2013 05:00 am (UTC)
That is an absolutely awesome icon.

Edited at 2013-01-07 05:00 am (UTC)
Chriselda MartinaChriselda Martina on January 7th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
i'm there!
dude. so there. question... do i have to have it read by then?

Edited at 2013-01-07 02:33 pm (UTC)
O Demanding One: Autumn: Books Tattered Stackheyurs on January 7th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)

I think I want to try this. :) I am currently reading Genesis, a piece of Christian fiction, and a trashy novel. *g* We shall see!

goeungurl: admonishinggoeungurl on January 7th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yours is the only bookclub I would consider joining. Why must we be states apart? Why, oh why?

Edited at 2013-01-07 08:11 pm (UTC)
jennbrostar on January 8th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
book club!
Carrie, I hope you get tons of interest. I love my book club — we've been meeting for six years now. At our last planning meeting, we chose selections for the next 18 months (um, yes, we like to plan) and interestingly enough three of the selections we chose are on your list: "The Great Gatsby," "Gone Girl," and "The Paris Wife." Also, to go along with "The Paris Wife," we are going to read "The Sun Also Rises." So fun! xo