4 Meetup Groups match “Jane Austen” near Bristol, CT
This is a group for people who love to read and enjoy sharing ideas and opinions about books. We meet once a month in a cafe or restaurant in the Forest Hills, Queens area. Books read so far: Rats (Robert Sullivan) What Is the What (Dave Eggers) The Extra Man (Jonathan Ames) The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) North River (Pete Hamill) On Chesil Beach (Ian McEwan) World's Fair (E. L. Doctorow) The Emperor's Children (Claire Messud) Everything Is Illuminated (Jonat …
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~Dr. Seuss I've tried joining a few book clubs that were genre specific (chick lit), gender specific (chicks only), and author specific (Stephen King) but as none seemed to satisfy my palate, I thought I'd try to see if there were others like me, i.e. those who can equally enjoy the likes of Jane Austen, Stephen King, Shakespeare,Neil Gaiman, Dean Koontz as well as nonfiction books (The …
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Inspired by a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, about a long-running reading group in which the members read books aloud -- 35 or so pages a meeting -- they've read Dickens, Milton, Tolstoy, Faulkner, the Brontes, Eliot, Austen. In addition to the book we're reading (our first is The Transit of Venus), we've begun meetings by reading other short pieces or poems.
They just don't write em' like they used to! We'll have a casual chat about a new classic each time. We can meet whenever and wherever. Not all book clubs have to gather at a coffee shop :-) Some titles already on the list include Anna Karenina, Dracula and Catcher in the Rye. I want the rest of the group to pick some titles, as well. I'm going for a very laid-back kind of gathering. So, let's all put on our smarty pants and share a few laughs and conversation!
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