Yep going to pil for Xmas so hopefully il just be able to chill and feed baby while pil and siblings in law entertain ds If the meet up was in the new year then yes I could try to come for a bit. Fingers crossed feeding would be established so I could escape for an hour or two?
No definite book for the next meeting but as we have tentatively set a date for the second Monday in January, I don't think we should worry. An author was mentioned but I can't remember who it was now...
Choice of venue probably depends a lot on how many people might turn up. If it's just book group people plus a few extras, then any cosy pub would do, but if it takes off a bit, we'd need somewhere a bit bigger.
Have you asked the MN local person to put it on Facebook and/or twitter? Should probably mention it on MNlocal here too, even though it's a bit tumble-weedy in there.