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1.19.2011

book club (vlog follow-up) .



book club selection: the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society. 

my reasoning: i've actually read this book before i adored it in every possible way. it's a quick and easy read that both charms and moves. i find it perfectly fitting since it deals with a book club and the power of words--and lordy i can't wait till we sit down and talk about the power of words!

a note about the book club: if you haven't read the book--i still want you to come. but if you are so inclined to read it, please do (i promise it's lovely). this book club is meant to be a way to meet people (and know that on my first draft of this i spelled meet, meat. really?), stir-up discussion (and not just that pertaining to whatever we've just read). i have found in my nearly seven years in this city that it can be difficult to meet people--especially when they fall out of our normal circle of work or school or some such. so as long as you bring a smile (even if you're secretly terrified), then that's all i care about.

if you've emailed me: (and i haven't emailed back...) all of the emails are in a specific folder in my inbox and as soon as i figure out a location then you will be getting an email with details and a hop-stop direction guide!

let the discussion begin! this is what i had to say about the book last go round.

22 comments:

SarahAnn said...

Sigh. One more reason to wish today that I lived in the city.

Jordan said...

This looks like a good one! Looks like I'll be stopping by the bookstore tonight!

Kristen said...

I dont live in New York but im still going to read the book with you and your book club!

Larissa Wunder said...

oh I love this book and would love to come... but germany is just too far away :D

Kyle said...

Meg!! You have so many followers now! My goodness. I told you good things spread like wild fire!!

Have fun and be safe in the city!!

-love from the Mid-West

Kyle

chloe said...

So excited to have a new book to read and to meet some people outside of my work/church social circles! Thanks for doing this!

Alex said...

I'll have to go check this out with my brand spakin' new library card. Thanks, Houston Public Library!
My friend and I talked today about how we might start a book club soon, so I hope it pans out for us! Yours sounds like it will be just lovely!

Ana* said...

I hope my local library has this book in stock. I would love to read it before I start school.

CraftieTheatreGirlSarah said...

I live in Western NY but I would love to read along with you! yay!

christine said...

Such a great book! I loved it.

The letter writing was particularly poignant, and made my heart long for the simpler days of waiting at the mailbox for a letter, instead of all the texting and IMing we do these days. Have fun with the discussion.

mackenzie said...

ah! totally wishing i could teleport to nyc for such a lovely thing as this :) going to read it, hoping it gets me out of my self-induced book rut!

Kathy said...

The book club I'm in read this a couple of months ago. I devoured it while in a lakeside cabin in Maine.

I think my favorite part about book clubs, at least my book club, is the food and discussions about EVERYTHING, not just the book.

Anna said...

I wish I lived close enough to participate in the book club. I hope you have a fabulous turn out :)

Miss E said...

Your bookclub sounds lovely! My housemate and I started one last year and we love it. We have 8 members and we all get together and have a great time.

This book was my favourite read in 2010! I loved it! I actually just want to be Juliet.

City Girl said...

Looking so forward to it, Meg! I adore the book. I've lived in NYC my whole life, but am in that odd between-college-and-real-life phase, where everyone's going in their separate direction. So I'm definitely excited about meeting some new people, and getting to know everyone.

look a little closer said...

i'm so excited! i ordered the book online and hope to get it soon! :) can't wait meg, this is such a great idea!

and i look forward to reading!

happy thursday!
xo

kim
www.lookalittlecloser.com/blog

Rachel said...

I loved this book too! Sadly I'll be out of town during the first meeting, but hopefully I'll make it to the next. I totally know what you mean about how hard it can be to meet cool new friends in the city, though. Like what are you going to do, go up to a girl in a bar and be like "Hey you look nice, want to be friends?"

Jessica Lynn said...

I just loved each character in that book, I was rooting for so many of them. I loved it, great book club choice!

CraftieTheatreGirlSarah said...

I started the book last night and finished it tonight! It was so good and I'm inspired to write letters to anyone and everyone! oh the good old days.

MMW said...

How fantastic. The ladies in my church book club chose this for their January selection too.

Happy to read and contribute with your club.

Jenna {Jenna Sais Quois} said...

I loved this book. Wish I could be a part of your book club, all the way from Columbus, Ohio.

Colleen K. said...

Love that book. The book club I just joined read that as our first book and our first meeting will be February 1.