Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Merry meet!

Well, Erin officially wins the award for the smallest meeting -- if you don't count the dogs, that is. Seven humans and five dogs met at Erin's house on Sunday evening to talk about Postcards (the humans), engage in lewd acts (and you boy dogs know who you are), and sneak onto Erin's couch (Coco Lefevere!). The food was excellent and the discussion was riveting. Gold star, Erin! 

With 6 months (well, 7 actually) of meetings behind us, we talked about how things have been going. Here are the results: its going well. 

Several people inquired about inviting other bad ass babes to join our elite circle. We all agreed that we're not opposed to adding new members, but we also don't want the group to grow exponentially. We'll talk about this in October. 

We also chatted about the schedule going forward and decided to skip meeting in December. So instead of hosting in December and January respectively, Val and Dayna will host in January and February. They both revealed their selections. Exciting! 

Here's what's up: 

October 19th - hosted by Cris at Broad Ripple Brewpub. We'll discuss Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. 6:30PM. Please bring your calendars, because we'll try to schedule January and February.

November 23rd - Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Jill will reveal the location at the October meeting

December - bye

January - Val (because December is the month of her birth) suggested Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer. However, this selection is tentative due to the sensitive subject matter -- if anyone is uncomfortable with this selection, please direct message Val (no explanation needed, and she'll keep it confidential) before the October meeting, and she'll select a different book for our January discussion. Val will update us at the October meeting. Assuming everyone's okay with Val's book selection, we'll meet at a location that offers more privacy for the discussion. Location suggestions welcome. time and date forthcoming, but we'll shoot for _early_ January. 

February - in an act of sublime malfeasance, Dayna selected The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass as our February book. Just kidding. She chose The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. time and date forthcoming, but we'll shoot for _early_ February due to the length of the March book. 

March 22 - See the date? Mark your calendars now. Alissa selected What This River Keeps by 2009 Indiana Emerging Author finalist (awards are this Saturday night!) and DePauw University professor Greg Schwipps. In what will surely send several members of the group into dithering giggle-fits, the author will join us for some or all of the discussion. He'll sign books and answer questions, and Alissa says he would _really_ enjoy getting feedback. Oh, and have I mentioned that this is Alissa's husband? 

April - Erin has requested to host in April so that she can redeem herself after the recent shenanigans with Postcards. She promises to select a book that is A) newer, and B) available via audio, C) good. Thank you, Erin. We're all grateful and we're all counting on you. Don't disappoint. 

LOTS of exciting stuff on the agenda. 

Merry met!

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