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17th-Apr-2012 08:29 am - May & June
Glee: Pezberry
For May, we're still reading Redwood & Wildfire by Andrea Hairston.

For June, we will read Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks.
16th-Apr-2012 10:13 am - April & May
Glee: Pezberry
Sorry for the late notice here on DW/LJ, but last month we decided to discuss Andrea Hairston's Redwood and Wildfire at our May meeting, to give people more time to locate the book & to get through it.

Our April meeting is this evening, and we'll discuss three short stories that were on the Tiptree Award's long & short lists. They are available free online.
Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots by Sandra McDonald
Their Changing Bodies by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Of Men and Wolves by An Owomoyela
19th-Mar-2012 08:22 am(no subject)
Glee: Pezberry
Just a reminder that we're meeting tonight to discuss China Mieville's Un Lun Dun.

For April, we are reading Andrea Hairston's Redwood and Wildfire. (Description here: http://tiptree.org/award/2011-james-tiptree-award )

Since Redwood and Wildfire won the Tiptree Award, we'll need to decide what to read in May this evening.
Please come with ideas!

To help with ideas, here are links to the 2011 Tiptree Honor List and Long List - other books that the Tiptree jury found worthwhile:
http://tiptree.org/award/2011-james-tiptree-award/long-list (from this list, we have already read All Men of Genius)
28th-Feb-2012 01:43 pm(no subject) [a: hairston, a: mieville]
Glee: Pezberry
For March, we are reading Un Lun Dun by China Mieville.

For April, we will read Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston, who will be one of the Guests of Honor at WisCon 36.

As a preview for May, we intend to read what ever wins the Tiptree Award (the winner hasn't yet been announced).
19th-Dec-2011 03:44 pm - Tonight & January [a: rosen, a: rucka]
Glee: Pezberry
Sorry I suck at updating lately, but we're meeting tonight to discuss Batwoman: Elegy.
If you want to come and need to know where, PM me or one of the other mods.

For January, we're reading All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen, set in steam-punk London.
Glee: Pezberry

For November, we are reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It's in the public domain and it's in various libraries. Here's a link to its page on Project Gutenberg, for your electronic-reading needs.

For December, we are reading Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III. It's a comic book! It's so awesome! You needn't have read other comics to know what's going on. The city library has something like 10 copies.

Next month we will meet in a new location. Watch the e-mail list for details. (If you are not on the e-mail list but would like to be, PM me or another mod.)
20th-Sep-2011 09:11 am(no subject) [a: griffith, a: shelley]
Glee: Pezberry

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.
Glee: Pezberry
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 Dreamwidth; 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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