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Hi,

For October, we will read Ammonite by Nicola Griffith.

For November, we will read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Here is the Project Gutenberg link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/84


If you have any questions about where/when to meet, feel free to PM me or one of the other mods.
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For May, we will be reading this year's Tiptree Award Winner, Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic.



Normally when Beer & Marmalade meets, we pick our next book for two months out.
Last night, we didn't do that. This is because attendance has been dwindling, and seems to be wavering right around 3-4 people.

We used to have more people! So we want to talk about how to make Beer & Marmalade better, if possible.

Please leave comments letting us know what you think about our book club. There will also be a thread on LiveJournal; the link is here.


Some things to consider:
--If you've stopped coming, is it because our date/time is bad for you? Which days work better? Has life in general just become too busy and you want more active online discussions?

--Do you dislike our location, or does it work for you?

--Do you dislike the books that have been chosen?

--Anything else you can think of?
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I think I owned a copy of this book, and I can't lay hands on it. Have I loaned it to one of you good people? If yes, can you loan it back for the week-end so I may re-read?
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Sorry for the late posting.

For March, we are reading A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay.

For April, we are reading The Kappa Child by Hiromi Goto.

We have not yet officially chosen our book for May, but we typically read the Tiptree winner in May. It was just announced to be Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, by Dubravka Ugresic.

The full Tiptree Award Announcement, along with runners-up/etc., can be found here.
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For February, we are reading The Steerswoman's Road, by Rosemary Kirstein.

If you have versions that are almost as old as me, know that this tome collects two novels previously published separately: The Steerswoman and The Outskirter's Secret.


For March, we will read A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay.




Decisions for what to read next are made by those who can make it to the meeting. However, we welcome your suggestions for our running-list of possibilities.

WisCon 35 will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Tiptree Award, so we might look to reading something by a past Tiptree winner for April, as a number of them will be in attendance at this year's WisCon. A list of those who plan to attend can be found in the latest eCube. (Look for WILL ATTEND next to their name!)

If you have suggestions for reading possibilities, feel free to leave them as a comment. If you can't make it to our meetings, leave a sentence or two about why you'd like to read it at Book Club.



If you'd like to attend, you can PM me and I'll let you know when/where we're meeting.

Update!

Dec. 21st, 2010 06:23 am
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[personal profile] laceblade
Last night, we discussed Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey. It was a small group! lol, snow!

For January, we will view the movie "Brazil" by Terry Gilliam.

There is a viewing arranged at a member's home; if you need details and did not receive the e-mail, PM me.
We will discuss the movie separate from the viewing (in case you watch on your own!) at our regular time/place (again, PM me if you don't know and would like to attend).


For February, we will read The Steerswoman's Road by Rosemary Kirstein. If you can't find a copy, discuss with other members and try to facilitate borrowing!
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[personal profile] laceblade
Tonight, we talked about How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ.

Next month, we will talk about Sabriel by Garth Nix.

In December, we will discuss Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey.
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One of the books we talked about maybe reading in future was Sheri Tepper's Grass. (Didn't make the cut.)

You can read an interesting thread on its weaknesses, likenesses and better similars over at [personal profile] oyceter's dreamwidth.
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Hello!

We are now on Dreamwidth in addition to LiveJournal.

Community announcements will be posted in both locations.

For October, we are reading How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ.

For November, we will read Sabriel by Garth Nix.

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