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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Next one looks better for me, right at this point, how is everyone for Wednesday March 23?
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

We still haven't done a final wrap-up of Never Let Me Go, and then we need to discuss Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safan Foer.

After that, I'm not sure if we ever finalized on the next book to read from the poll.

We meet in Morges at the Golden Lounge Bar. Normally around 7pm or so. Hope to see you at the next one!
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Excellent, I will make an event tomorrow for wed 23rd (I gota iron this degu heap of clothes tonight, ayay)...

I wish our fav bar had something to nibble on . Has anybody discovered a better venue? Without the crazy disco muzzak? I am all nostalgic about that bar, though..
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

I love Balzac in Morges and the name suits the event. But they're closing too early on wednesdays.
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Chocolate raisins, we are in Morges, canton VD.

Zymogen, how late is Balzac open?
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

I am not the biggest fan of the Golden Lounge...There is a pub open late called White Horse pub.
Not sure how much they have to eat...although I do know they have a menu - I've heard food's good, but I've never eaten there.
It's a bigger place than Golden Lounge and although crowded on weekends should be quiet on a Wednesday
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I am not the biggest fan of the Golden Lounge...There is a pub open late called White Horse pub.
Not sure how much they have to eat...although I do know they have a menu - I've heard food's good, but I've never eaten there.
It's a bigger place than Golden Lounge and although crowded on weekends should be quiet on a Wednesday
Hey, thanks! Cool, we might change the venue then. Where is it? Now, you gona come? We aren't really really talking about the books, hahaha...the books aren't prerequisite.

How is everybody on changing the venue?
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Old 14.03.2011, 13:40
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Chocolate raisins, we are in Morges, canton VD.

Zymogen, how late is Balzac open?
It's open till 18:30.

I'd be fine with the White Horse Pub, haven't been there yet. The Golden Launge bar is super stylish, the music is okay but just waaaayyy too loud.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

I don't mind if we change the venue... the White Horse pub is near a bus stop and that's what matters to me! Plus I agree the music at the Golden Lounge was getting a bit much. Although I suppose we might want to check that this other place would be happy with us sitting around for several hours...

On an unrelated subject, I was writing in (one of my) blogs about world book night in the UK (5th March, they gave out a million books for free), and I wondered what people would pick?

http://alpinewanderings.blogspot.com....html?spref=fb

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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Tentatively hoping to come to Book Group next Wed, (hubby's) work permitting...

Yes, I saw the World Book Night thing too, and none of them was on my list of 'must thrust this book into the hands of complete strangers and urge them to read it' (my list includes Extremely Loud, Birdsong, Remains of the Day, Wheel of Fortune, and others that escape me now).

I've read 6 of the list (All Quiet on the Western Front, Northern Lights, Killing Floor, One Day, Curious Incident, Rachel's Holiday) and currently have at least 10 of the others on my real or e-shelf for future reading (Beloved, Case Histories, Dissolution, Life of Pi, Fingersmith, Half of a Yellow Sun, Stuart, Blind Assassin, Miss Jean Brodie, Spy Who Came in from the Cold).

Which, as I seem to have read/plan to read well over 50% of them, means I must sort of support their selection...

I do see their point. None of my 'must thrust' books are ones that would work terribly well for people who proudly claim that they haven't read a book since leaving school, whereas the Lee Child books are an easy read but strangely enthralling (I'm a sucker for anything written in the first person).

I think I'd have had more fun, though, with having one each of the 25 titles and trying to match the book to the givee. I couldn't possibly think of 48 people to whom I could give the same book - perhaps other people have terribly similar friends and could manage this easily.

V - if you're short of things to read, do pop round and browse my bookshelves. I bought yards and yards of books before leaving the UK (hence the extensive 'to read' list) and am happy to loan any of them out. PM me, and we can get together for a book chat and coffee. I'm mostly free in the mornings, pottering about the house doing not much, so just pick a time when you're feeling like company.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Ok, book fans, I have made an event for March 23, please, direct all questions regarding our meet up there...We also thought about movies last time, if anybody has any interesting suggestion, bring it on. Looking forward to seeing all, weeheeee....
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Hi all,

Sorry I can't come tonight... not feeling great. Hope you have a good time.

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Hey V, sorry you couldn't come tonight, hope you get better soon, you would have liked the new venue, lot nicer...we will keep updating for the next event!
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Girls and boys, who is up for another book meet up? Wednesday after the next one? Ishiguro and Foer? White Horse is a fine new place, it was great last time.

Anyone up for a poetry event? We have had some requests...will run that as a separate thing, as always.

There is a thought of doing some Sat late afternoon/evening, BBQ by the lake in Morges, as well.
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Old 24.04.2011, 13:47
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

I'd be up for a meet-up! Wednesday after next (4th of May) works for me.

I remember that a few of us had quite some books-to-be-read at home and not the time on their hands to dig into the book club books. So what would you say about including short stories?
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I remember that a few of us had quite some books-to-be-read at home and not the time on their hands to dig into the book club books. So what would you say about including short stories?
Lovely, short stories are fun, bring them, it is better for me, too! I do have some as well, if they weren't from lib.

If anyone was smitten by a book/story/film, don't be shy to present. I will bring some films I really liked, we should organize a flick viewing one of these days, anyways. Wedn after 4th looks good.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

I've neglected the genre of short stories totally but will do a bit of research and post suggestions here. We might just choose one for the next meeting? With a bit of luck I can find a pdf file and send it around so people can read beforehand.
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That day should be ok for me.
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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

As a book fan since my childhood, I’m thinking how great it would be to join your group !

What’s more, I landed from North America one week ago. Four months aboard were an amazing help to improve my English – even I’ll have to work on it all life long, I guess, as a French native speaker – and, by now, I’m looking for a path to keep my knowledges alive. By the way, I’m used to read in English

So why not “joindre l’utile à l’agréable” like the French idiom summarize perfectly ?!

I hope you’ll meet up soon !


Have a great day !!


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Re: Book club / Reading group in / around Morges

Hi all,

So, did you have a meeting yesterday? I'm sorry I couldn't come... my church has decided to move our Bible Study from a Friday night to a Wednesday night and I'd arranged to meet a friend in Lausanne for dinner and then go to the meeting together...

Shame as I really enjoyed the Foer book (although it's been months since I've looked at it), and I was looking forward to discussing it.


Don't know what I'll do about future meetings, such a shame we can't be in two places at once!

However I did read an excellent book the other week - Room, by Emma Donoghue. It's about a mother and her 5 year old boy who are kept captive in a shed - sort of like the Fritzel case. I was initially reluctant to read it as I thought it would be too distressing... but it was in fact very poignant without being too graphic.

Just a thought.
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