thank you for postponing it for me.. 15th of feb gives us a month from today to get hold of the book and read it. untouchable looks good, and from what i have seen after a brief search, will provide lots of subjects for discussion.
there's one copy available to reserve from haringey libraries and seven from islington.
pub will be ok for a first time i'm sure. we can sort out a list of people to choose a book and host each meeting.
Wow, this looks like turning into the most successful ever sg.org spin-off into real life. Do keep the rest of us updated.
Monday 15th also sounds good to me - are we going for Untouchable? I'm pretty happy with anything on that list.
Monday 15th is good for me too.
Untouchable sounds really interesting.
There's a copy up for grabs on readitswapit:
(It's a book swapping site, my boyfriend set it up.)
Will read the Untouchables as soon as I finish The girl who kicked a Hornets nest.
I want to come too. I've had readers' block for a year, and my new year's resolution is to actually start reading again. This will make me do it - hurrah!
The Old Dairy works for me. I guess it would be better if we met in a pub for the first time, just until we were all comfortable with each other, rather than posting our addresses? then we could see after that whether anyone wants to have it at their home.
So - are we all agreed on the following:
- Monday 15th Feb - time? 7pm? 8pm?
- Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
Any other venue suggestions apart from the Old Dairy?
time and place sound good. depending on how many of us we expect, we could maybe ask the dairy to make sure there is a table and enough chairs free for us. not sure how busy it gets on a tuesday night.
i'm excited about it!
@DonnaW i love your boyfriend's website. i need to get my act together and set myself up on it.
if anyone's thinking of buying the book off amazon, you can use this link which is normal amazon but means that they will donate up to 10% of your payment to cancer research uk.
sorry if this counts as an advert. lots of other charities have amazon links too so you could search for your preferred charity of course.
Untouchable arrived this morning, I'm looking forward to it. Except I know I should be embracing reading and this isn't exactly the spirit, but is anyone else as pleased as me that it's not very long?!
Just got Untouchable from Amazon today.
Mulk Anand- Is this the author or are we reading about Arsenal?
cool thanks kelly-marie, but hopefully after the first one at the old dairy, we will start doing a rotation of people's houses. i'm scared because i only have four chairs.
edit: actually thinking about it more, it would be nice as well to try out meeting in some different places that we wouldn't usually go to. the 'al fresco at good for food' idea from krappyrubsnif on another thread sounds lovely.
i finished my other book on the tube this morning and can finally start untouchable - i'm glad it's fairly short too!
Utterly off-topic, but seeing as it's just been announced that JD Salinger has died, Franny and Zooey should go on the list.
:( i love franny and zooey!