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BOOk CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP

Post  Cvetka on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:40 am

I hope many of you made the New Year resolution to spend more time reading. This is the opportunity! The IWAP book club discussion group will meet once a month. The first suggested meeting dates are on Wednesday, January 21st at 11am at Panera Bread on Center Ave. or on Thursday, January 22nd after the IWAP meeting. Please, let me know which date do you prefer. You can post it here or you can send me an e-mail (flora1@pitt.edu). Thanks, Cvetka

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Post  kateM on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:41 am

I'm looking forward to this! Either time should work for me - and Remy will bring some books too. Smile
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Post  martine kratz on Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:48 pm

Thanks Cvetka for organising that book club.
I will stay on Thursday after the meeting but only until 12:30 as I realized I have a dentist appointment.... bounce
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Post  Cvetka on Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:03 pm

Martine, thatís fine. It seems that our first meeting is going to be on Thursday, the 22nd since the majority who signed up for the discussion group prefers this date. The agenda for this rather short meeting will be to agree on a regular meeting place, date and time. Moreover, to get some input from all participants on the books that they would like to read. Cvetka

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Post  Yasmeen Ariff-Sayed on Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:27 am

Sorry I'm missing this first meeting, but I'm looking forward to participating in the ones to come. Have a productive meeting.

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Post  regina ruzicka on Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:18 pm

I hope you had a good and interesting first meeting.
Keep the forum informed about whats going on.
Enjoy the weekend.
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Post  kateM on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:54 pm

Well, it was a very short meeting - about 5 minutes since only 2 of us could stay. And so, I will recommend the book that I just finished - Turkish Delight. You can check it out from the library as soon as I return it!
It'll be a great vocabulary builder, I promise - I learned at least 4 new words.

-Kate
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Post  Cvetka on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:27 pm

Hi everybody,

Finally, the terrible winter seems to be gone and we can make some plans! There is going to be a book club meeting on Wednesday, the 18th at 11:30 at the Panera Bread on Center Ave (Shadyside). Any reading suggestions are going to be welcome. Let me know whether you are able to attend. You can reply to this posting or you can send me an e-mail: flora1@pitt.edu
See you, Cvetka

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Post  Yasmeen Ariff-Sayed on Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:13 am

I will be en route to the US when you meet - have a good meeting and I look forward to hearing, which book was choosen to be the first read. I met Alistair McCallum Smith (The No.1 Detective Agency) here at the Kolkata Book Fair and heard him tell us how he was influenced by an Indian writer - R.K. Narayan, who never left India but wrote such lovely stories. I also took a day trip to a place called Shantiniketan, which was begun by Rabindranath Tagore (Noble Laureate) where classes are held under the trees and where he wrote many of his books. He was a handsome devil and quite the ladies man. More on this when I return.

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Post  kateM on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:17 pm

yes, I think I can make it there!
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Post  regina ruzicka on Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:42 pm

Hi,
I'm curious! How was the first book club meeting?
Greetz Regina.
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Post  Cvetka on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:39 pm

Hi Regina, the Book Club meeting hasn't been a success story. There were just two eager readers: Kate and I attended. We exchanged some interesting book tips and decided to wait with a second meeting until more people are interested to join. Cvetka

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Post  Yasmeen Ariff-Sayed on Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:21 pm

I'm sorry the book reading hasn't got off to a good start - the same thing happened last year. I hope as the weather warms up it will become more popular. Also a lot of our members are not very fluent in English, but if we picked books that are in simple English and not too intricate, more people may be interested. Another thought, may be we need to explain better what a book group is all about and ask for titles that members have enjoyed reading. These are just quick thoughts off the top of my head as I take a break from unpacking.

See some of you on Wednesday and more of you on Thursday.

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Post  kateM on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:40 am

Cvetka, your recommendations must have been good - the library had 8 copies and they were all checked out! My suggestion Turkish Delight was actually somewhat facetious - it's a regency romance with a complex love story and plenty of people who would get along so much better if they just told each other the truth about how they felt. It's a fun read, but not the stuff of deep discussions really. If you click on the book's title in my post, there's a link where you can see its cover.
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