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5.24.2011

book club. and a wee of a tea at...oh, you know, random house.

random house

wall of wonder

tea!

loot!

somehow, someway i got myself on some list. and this list yielded an invitation to a random house reader's circle tea. 

and because i'm trying to adopt a philosophy of why not? i went.

despite the fact that i didn't know anyone, despite the fact that upon entering the elevator i was asked if i was a blogger and if i was did i have a card (i did not), despite the fact that fear usually wins out...

i went.

and it was swank.

grapefruit mimosas.

a tote to fill with books. (free books!). 

a speech given by lisa see.


swank! i say.

this does remind me, however, i have yet to announce a book club date for bossypants.

june 4 (trying something new with a saturday): 2:30 pm. same location as our last meeting (if you've forgotten or didn't attend the last go round send me an email at wilybrunette@yahoo.com).

as always, we welcome new readers, new attendees, and encourage boyfriends and husbands alike!






43 comments:

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i would love to be a part of a book club!! this looks amazing.

Ashley Lane Hamlin said...

I...am...SO...jealous!
Love books!

Alex said...

My heart just exploded at the thought of FREE BOOKS and a swanky tea.

wildchild said...

those bookshelves look glorious! look at you, invited to some fancy event with mimosas and books as party favors. lucky girl.

Mackenzie said...

oh my lordy! this makes me envious i don't live in nyc. i'd give my left arm to spend an afternoon chatting about tina fey. as if i don't do that enough.

Brissa said...

FREE BOOKS?!?!?! if i ever make it to new york, can you please promise to try and find a way to get me on the swanky list so i might be able to participate is such fanciness? bossypants was amazing. if only i lived closer so that i might be in this lovely book club.

Ana* said...

I wish your club had a live/online version hehe

Robby Spratt said...

Oh my gosh I am so jealous! I would love to go to an event like that! What books did you get?

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

that is SO neat!! I'm glad you got to go. And re: the blogger business card thingee: I won 50 custom calling cards in a giveaway a while back, so I made them my blogging and freelance cards. Makes me feel legit. You should get some too! ;)

(I got mine from pixel impress on Etsy)

Noodles and Waffles said...

What a great list to make it on! So cool...free books {sigh}

becky said...

Oh, this is exciting. So glad you conquered your nervousness---I am a little bit jealous of such an endeavour!

Camilla Leila said...

oh my goodness! how brilliant! so happy you went.

mina said...

I totally just started following your blog -- it's hilarious. what is this about a book club?? Can you give more info?! Did you start it?

mina
www.meetmina.blogspot.com

Little Tree Vintage said...

how do i join this swank book club you have :)

Gloria said...

this is better than any book club i've ever been in :-) the bookworm in me would have frolicked in all this awesomeness!

s a m said...

Meg! This looks like a perfect little bit of serendipity. Somewhere you did something right ... and ended up right where you needed to be! I can't imagine many other girls who would be more perfect for a Random House reading.

Rachel said...

OOOh who doesn't love being invited to swank outings with swag?!?! Jealous! And So So sad to be out of town for Bossypants. Each bookclub there always seems to be something, that's always how life is, but someday!

BrightEyedWashingtonian said...

I agree with Ana! I wish there was an online way to tap into your bookclub! I live in DC and love to read and love your blog and wish I could be a part of the bookclub somehow.

And good for you, girl, for having such a great attitude about life... why not?! love love love it!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this reminds me of all the embassy parties i went to vienna. since i was usually hanging out alone - or with another intern - feeling out of place but so giddy at the same time.

so - should i fly to nyc for this book club thing?

Keiko said...

FREE books!

What a life you live...what a life!

Miss Bibliophile said...

That table covered with books makes me think of one of those supermarket sweeps where you have 60 seconds to dump everything you want into your cart. At least, that's what I would have done if I'd been there.

KristyWes said...

I like/admire your "why not?" attitude. And I loved BossyPants, though sadly I can't make the June 4th date. But I'll (hopefully) see you's for the next round of book-clubbing!

The Mister and The Missus said...

It looks like a dream! How fun!

dull boy said...

what did lisa see talk about???

(was she on a 'juliet' style tour of self promotion?)

viktorija said...

Awesome! So glad you went (FREE books!!!)...I've been trying to push myself out of my comfort zone this year as well. It's been hard, but so worth it.

Cara-Mia said...

Wow, how awesome! Glad you went. :)

Cara-Mia said...

Also, I so wish I could belong to your book club. Loved Bossy Pants.

Ashlee said...

Heaven on Earth! How do you get to be on this magical list?! Good for you for trying something new...and getting free books out of the deal!

Sarah said...

My jaw just dropped...Lisa See and free Random House books? You lucky woman, you! How terrific!

Ashley said...

Seriously jealous! The event sounds like a blast!

Sonja said...

Whaaaat!? That's so cool!
Gahhh I'm always hoping for some freak accident to allow me to be invited to some private party/event/thing...with swag of course! Sounds awesome! :o)

Karen in Progress said...

I love that your why not attitude paid off. Sounds fantastic.

meg said...

Bossypants bookclub!?! I need to come to New York.

The Rookie said...

Jealous? Me? Why--yes, yes, I am.

That sounds splendid and quite swanky.

Shelby Lou said...

I am so very jealous of this! I want to gooo. My goodness. I'm going to write a little review on what I thought about Bossypants. (I loved it) I can't wait to know about the next book!

Kaylan said...

did you snatch up some good books!? let us know!

Jane's Next Door said...

wowwow and an extra wow!

Anna said...

Free books!? That is the greatest gathering ever!

Bridget said...

a tote to fill with FREE BOOKS?!

this has me very jealous.

Anonymous said...

I just finished Bossypants and I laughed all the way through it. Great choice!

Jennifer M. said...

Oh wow that sounds so cool! Kudos to you for going to something kind of out of your comfort zone. And hey, you got free books out of the deal!! Sweet. :)

Kate said...

That's so incredibly amazing! Just say free books and you know it's a good time.

Hannah said...

Is the book club still running? I just moved to New York (UWS) from London and would really love to join. Thanks!