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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Ook, so tonight it is, what a lovely day, aaaah. See you tonight, everyone!
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Old 01.07.2010, 00:00
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

The turnout was small with just 4 of us, but we had plenty of good discussions around the book with a general concensus in that the Unbrealable Lightness of Being is a great book!

We then continued to talk about a few other ideas for future Book Club meetings and organizations, and I was asked to note these down here on EF:

First of all, since the book was good but the turnout was small, we were thinking that it would be a shame not to be able to discuss this book with other members at the next "event". Thus it was decided that during the next movie evening, we could put aside 30-60 minutes prior to watching the movie (possibly the Lovely Bones?), and then catch up on how others viewed this book.

Second, we talked about the possibility of choosing the next 3 books right now and buy them in advance. What we could then do is share the books around (to keep costs down) and always be prepared by having a lot more time to go through the books while we spread out the book club meetings to the first or last wednesday of each month (and we should be a bit more regular with them anyway).

Then we also talked about the other book club events taking place in Geneva, Nyon, Lausanne (etc), and how it would be nice if we could get hold of members from the other clubs, find ways of sharing books between us, and possibly doing "large" meetings every 3 or 4 months between all the clubs if each club has read the same book (once again, possible if we do book sharing).

And finally, next wednesday will be a poetry club evening at Morges, so feel free to join that too if you're interested

I hope I summed it up fine as per what the other participants discussed tonight.
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Old 01.07.2010, 00:41
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Y'all know I didn't come tonight because I didn't read the book, right? But, please post the next book(s) so I can come next month or September, or whenever you decide to have the next one. Cheers, Riki
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Old 01.07.2010, 00:54
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

It seems we will have to go along with a vote to decide the next books (need to speak with essellemm for the books still on her list), and also fix some votes for the next meetings...

But all in due time.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Hello Everyone:

I'm not sure what the status is of the next book or list of books, but I wanted to let you know that I do have two more movies: The Lovely Bones and The Time Traveler's Wife (for those of you who missed it the first time). So in addition to the next book club meeting, we'll have to plan for another movie night or two (if anyone is interested). Talk to you all soon.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

hello, i dont follow anymore.... which book is the next one? and when will be the next meeting?

Thanks all!
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

It seems to me people are on vacation right now... it'll pick up in a few weeks time. Then we can discuss the books and the next meetings.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

CouCou....how's it going everyone? Any word on the next book? Next event? Next....anything?

Trying to get calendar together now. (I will get organized, I will get organized, I will get organized......)

Essellemm? What's the story morning glory? Are things better? You need anything?

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Old 31.07.2010, 17:58
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Books not decided, seems everyone is on hiatus...

I'm still all go for the next meeting, we really need to choose the next few books all in one go so that we simplify things a little.

We really would like to do a bbq session with the book and poetry club get-together down at the Morges lake side. But until we get everyone together into a discussion and agree on things, it's not gonna happen very quickly...
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Hi all,

Am getting better after another hospital stay, and very keen to carry on with the book club. Is now a good time to think about it now term has started?

I seem to remember someone (can't remember who) suggesting we chose several books at a time, so here's my suggestion.

It's called 'Never Let Me Go', by Kazuo Ishiguro, and it is one of the most thought-provoking and haunting books I have ever read. I found it on the book depository, and also on Amazon, where there are reviews, but be warned if you read the reviews a key plot element will be spoilt, and I think the book is much better if realisation of this plot element gradually comes upon you. So I'll just say it's deals with an issue which we may well face in the future, and is about a group of young adults trying to come to terms with the differences between their idyllic environment in childhood and the future that awaits them.

Hope we can have another meeting soon,

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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

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Hi all,

I'm 22, I've just moved here from England and really want to get a book group started. I used to belong to one in England and loved it.


Basically, we all choose a book to read each month (anything, novels, fiction, fun reading, biographies etc.)
and then meet up in a pub / bar / restaurant and talk about the book etc.

We used to do movie nights if there was a movie of the book or something, too.

It's not a serious reading group, just a chance to make good friends who enjoy reading and socialise in the evening.

Male or female and all ages too, the range in my old book club was 21 - 45 so a great mix!

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Hey there !

Is the book club still there? I would love to join !

Cheers !
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Old 25.08.2010, 23:20
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Hiya all, after an intense summer - time to almost welcome calm fall, the ultimate bookworm season!

Ok, so we haven't finished talking about The Unbearable Lightness of Being, so I think that is still hanging out there, plus if anyone gets hold of the movie, it would be really lovely, both protagonists are swell. We may just devote a few mins of our next meet up cruising through some conclusions or impressions..

For the next meet up, we should throw a few suggestions, kodokan, I am all for the 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' by Jonathan Safran Foer, since it was on my reading list anyways. I really really like Kazuo Ishiguro, I have read a few of his books so anything we decide on by him I am voting for.

In terms of my own selection, would anyone be interested in any of the Umberto Eco books? Apart from his Name of the Rose, it is too sold out, I guess but any of his essays, "6 walks through the literary woods" would be great, for example. There is a lot of metalit stuff in it, so if anyone is for the meta debate, lemi know. It would make out lit talks even more fun. I am also tempted to read The Reader again, it's a fascinating quirky book, plus I got the movie, too.

Simultaneously, I have been meaning to put together a French book club, if it sounds interesting to anyone, I found a great, competent lit prof who would join us, all debate and reading in French. No stress, though, we would probably also meet in Morges, or maybe alternate our houses for that one. We could meet once a month or once every two months, whenever it suits.

Okies. So, let's think about our books, how's everybody's agenda? I will be a lot more available in 2 weeks time, so anytime after that...Victoria, I am so glad you are doing better ..
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Hiya all, after an intense summer - time to almost welcome calm fall, the ultimate bookworm season!

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Okies. So, let's think about our books, how's everybody's agenda? I will be a lot more available in 2 weeks time, so anytime after that...Victoria, I am so glad you are doing better ..

Glad to see that the bookworm season is back ...

I will be travelling till end of Sep. After that I will be mostly in CH, and will definitely join the club again. But I think that Steph is left... so who is organizing the club now? :P
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Old 26.08.2010, 01:35
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

I should be free throughout September to attend the book club, so bring it on! Early October is my vacation period however... so that's a few wednesdays where I won't be here.

And the poetry club too please!
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Is there a still a book club going on? I am new to Zurich and was hoping to find a book club around here that I could join!

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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

September's good for me too, although perhaps a little tight for getting hold of and reading books.

Perhaps we could just meet up for drinks and a chat in September, and thrash out the next list of 3-4 books, choose some dates, generally establish a way forward as outlined by Shinigami above. We could all talk about what we've been reading over the summer (although in my case it's mostly been urban fantasy trash and teen stuff like The Hunger Games as it has to be fairly 'pick me up, put me down' when the kids are around).

kodokan (who's desperate for adult company after the summer holidays, and doesn't actually care if we mention the word 'book' at all as long as there are grown-ups and wine)
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Old 29.08.2010, 22:42
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

hahaha! well said kodokan! i was in the same book reading pick up and put down books and summer reading- david sedaris short stories just to have a laugh and starting on some french stuff to get going... unfortunately, working many more hours than before leaves my wednesdays off limits as i have to wake up at 5:45 on thursday

but tuesdays and thursdays are a better bet for me if there's a possibility of changing days (don't know everyone else's s preferences)...
plus, my trip to ny loaded one extra suitcase just with books- so ready to dig into some good reading as the weather gets cooler

in the meantime- we'd be happy to host a little planning party here in lausanne to get the ball rolling...
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Ouch... but I share your pain to a certain extent, as my son's new 'you're in 5th grade/ secondary school now' timetable means that he starts at 7.40am EVERY DAY!

Any day of the week is fine for me, change away.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

I'd be very interested to join you girls and have good chats & discussions about books and reading in general. I mostly read the 'pick up and put down' books (I love fantasy) but I'm open to all genres. A wind of change through my book shelf!
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Great to see a new member, yay!

I could only move it to Monday, thur is super early for me as well, ugh. Wednesday would still be the easiest for me, but Monday would work.

Sedaris is great, I don't mind just getting together either, especially after all these crazy exams and summer I spent in school, auch. I am sure our barman at Nouvelle Couronne missed us
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