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xkcdfangirl Sun 11-Nov-12 08:55:27

This is the new home of this thread which has now died as none of the active particpants want to operate behind the new local barrier.

For any newbies - we are meeting usually on the last monday of each month (plus or minus a week depending on other things going on). The dates of our next 2 meetings were fixed last time we met but I am not 100% sure of them, hopefully one of the others will be along in a moment to confirm them. Venues are variable and we take it in turns whether they are north or south of the river so everyone has occasions when the meeting is nearer to them.

We are deciding the books 2 months in advance to give ourselves plenty of time to find a copy and read it. We decide which book to schedule by concensus at the end of each meeting - anyone can suggest one.

Our next meeting will be at the end of November and we are reading "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K Dick

The next meeting (which will be in mid January) will be looking at "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman.

Lamazeroo Tue 23-Jul-13 14:10:02

Glad to hear Facebook group will be the way of the future - I keep finding this thread has fallen off my list! Had a lovely night with my friend, thanks xkcd, and even better the amazing non-sleeper slept right through the thunderstorm!
Exexpat I'll PM you.

exexpat Tue 23-Jul-13 18:52:44

Secret FB group now set up with three members, awaiting DMs from more of you...

QueenofWhatever Tue 23-Jul-13 19:43:42

Like the look of the October book, but can't believe you expect me to traipse all the way to Bedminster! It's south of the river.

I have not been invited to the secret FB group. Is it because I was a no show on Monday? hmm

exexpat Tue 23-Jul-13 19:46:18

You are a founding member! Has it not popped up on your FB by now? Spero has found it. Look on the left hand side of your home page, under groups - should be there.

Spero Tue 23-Jul-13 20:02:48

As Queen has revealed herself as vicious geographical racist, she should be struck from list <proud bedminster for one night only>

QueenofWhatever Wed 24-Jul-13 07:44:56

Totally racist, me. To make it more authentic, should we not be meeting in the Asdal cafe?

MrsWembley Wed 24-Jul-13 08:15:25

Oh, at that time of night would there not be too many screaming babies and men walking around in their pyjama bottoms? Too distracting...

Spero Wed 24-Jul-13 09:11:50

You are ALL racists. <shock>.

Meeting at the ASDA MacDonalds would be an enriching experience and would in no way involve lots of people screaming at each other until security arrives <lies>

FreckledLeopard Wed 24-Jul-13 12:24:19

Exexpat - have PM'd you.

Looking forward to the October meet up!

exexpat Wed 24-Jul-13 13:07:41

FB group growing - there are now five of us. Still waiting for Lamazeroo, xkcd, maindoors, mutley, slightlysoupstained, bookwormthatturned etc.

Spero Thu 25-Jul-13 00:01:09

I might have to leave you and form a much more salubrious and intellectual group for Bradfordians. I have only just noticed the truly vile shade of mustard bile my kitchen is painted, so may have no time for reading, urgent trip to Wickes required.

MrsWembley Wed 14-Aug-13 16:37:22

Just had an email from Amazon recommending 'Full Dark House'...


mutley1 Mon 19-Aug-13 19:10:40

Ex expat I have messages you so hopefully can be included in the Facebook group

mutley1 Fri 23-Aug-13 18:09:34

Hi can anyone tell me where we are meeting on Sept 2nd??

exexpat Thu 29-Aug-13 22:45:51

Hi Mutley, just posted on the FB group as well, but it's 8pm at the Clifton Wine Bar on Queen's Road, between the students' union and Victoria Square.

Anyone else not on the FB group yet and wants to DM their details?

TheRealXkcdfangirl Fri 30-Aug-13 18:22:15

Looking forward to Monday, see you then...

QueenofWhatever Sun 01-Sep-13 20:40:44

Babysitter booked, see you all tomorrow!

MrsWembley Tue 03-Sep-13 08:12:04

Had a lovely evening last night, thank-you all! Looking forward to starting the next book...

MrsWembley Wed 09-Oct-13 18:18:01

Thought I'd bump this thread so that any newcomers can find us.

And I can't remember which Helen Dunmore book we decided on...

OrganixAddict Wed 09-Oct-13 20:47:53

Oh, I've been meaning to join you for ages, just never quite got it together. What, where and when are the details for the next one please? I'd really like to come along if I can.

MrsWembley Thu 10-Oct-13 13:37:56


Next one is on the 11th at Robin Hood's Retreat. We're reading a Helen Dunmore, but I can't remember which one...

<wanders off to FB to find out>

OrganixAddict Fri 11-Oct-13 16:53:01

Excellent, that's v near me. Oh hang on, 11th is today!? Hopefully you mean November in which case see you there - is it 8ish? Will even read book if someone can tell me what it is grin

exexpat Thu 17-Oct-13 22:34:24

I keep forgetting about this thread. Just posted on FB - can't remember which Helen Dunmore we decided on, but have a feeling it was Your Blue-Eyed Boy - anyone remember differently?

exexpat Thu 17-Oct-13 22:35:14

Oh, and yes, November 11th at 8ish - look for a table of women with a few books hanging around.

exexpat Fri 18-Oct-13 16:14:56

Consensus on FB seems to be that our chosen book was actually A Spell of Winter. Lots of second-hand copies on Amazon or Abebooks, and also available on kindle.

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