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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
Good Reads has now add "Events" functionality. I will be adding some events from our area (such as author readings and book sales) so that people know what is happening around the South Shore.

Would anyone be interested in a casual get together for this group some time? Just to meet other book lovers/goodreads-fanatics and chat and have coffee.


message 2: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 488 comments Mod
I would definitely be up for that. Let me know what the plan is.


message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
Due to my crazy work schedule, any sort of group meetup probably won't happen until mid to late March.


message 4: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
Would anyone be interested in setting up a casual South Shore area book club? It could meet in a relaxed setting maybe once a month.


message 5: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 488 comments Mod
I would be up for that, hopefully we'll get more takers.


message 6: by Dina (new)

Dina | 21 comments that sounds neat. where do you think the central location would be? what is your idea?


message 7: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
We could probably initially meet at some coffee shop or someplace along those lines (a Panera, the coffee area in a book store, a Starbucks, a little cafe somewhere). I guess we can see who has interest and pick a convenient location for those who express initial interest.

So far (by looking at profiles) that's 2 Weymouths and an Abington. :)

What days/times work best for people?

For me, Mon-Thursday after 6:30 or weekend days work best.


message 8: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Sounds good...keep me posted...potential 3rd Weymouth person.


message 9: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 488 comments Mod
I have class on Mondays but that ends June 9th (thank God!) once that's over I'm free most evenings around 7:00, weekends could potentially work too. I'm really excited for this!


message 10: by Dina (new)

Dina | 21 comments i can't do mondays. i'm very familiar with the areas around abington/ weymouth so there shouldn't be a problem finding a place. anytime after 630pm sounds good too.


message 11: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
Yay! I will check my schedule and try to find some non-Monday weekday evening after 7 pm. :)


message 12: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nicolehelengracia) | 3 comments I would be interested too. I haven't been to a book group meeting in a long time--having 3 kids will do that to you--and I miss it!! Please keep me posted! In case I don't check this--my email is nicolegracia@comcas.net


message 13: by Dina (new)

Dina | 21 comments I don't mean to sound stupid...but what do you do at a book club meeting...at least the first time? Do you just talk about books you like or want to read? Decide as a group a book to read then meet again to discuss it? The latter is my impression of it.


message 14: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
I've been in a few book clubs. Generaly, at the initial meeting people just introduce themselves and talk about what they usually read.

Its also usually a good idea to set up some ground rules around book selection, meeting times, location selection etc.

Then of course, we would pick our first book. so everyone bring ideas!

How does 6:30 or 7 PM Wednesday June 18th or Thursday June 19th work for people?

Maybe we could meet in the Cafe area in the Borders at Exit 17 in Braintree? Or the cafe area of the barnes & nobles in Braintree by the mall or in Hingham @ Derby street.




message 15: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nicolehelengracia) | 3 comments I coule probably do Thu, June 19.


message 16: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 488 comments Mod
The 19th works for me and any of the locations are fine, they're all easy enough to get to.


message 17: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
yay! so let's aim for Thursday June 19th @ 7 PM at the Border's in Braintree by Exit 17. We can meet in the cafe area. and then if we need inspiration to pick out our first book we can stroll through the store.

We can come up with some way of IDing eachother (like placing a specified object on the table)


message 18: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
I've created a goodreads event for it. (Scroll down a bit on the group page and you should see it there)


message 19: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 488 comments Mod
Yeah!!! I'm so excited!!!


message 20: by Dina (new)

Dina | 21 comments I can go (as of right now)!


message 21: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
I will send a private message to those who indicated that they are or might be coming to let you know my cell #.

I will also bring a little pink pig with me to put on the table so people can find us easier. (and so everyone else in the bookstore will think I am a nutjob!)


message 22: by Dina (new)

Dina | 21 comments Grrr..I may or may not be able to come now. I won't know until last minute...


message 23: by Krista (new)

Krista | 4 comments I would love that. I am only 16 though. Would I still be able to participate?


message 24: by Krista (new)

Krista | 4 comments Definitely!
I am only 16 though, but my mom would approve.
=)


message 25: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
If anyone new plans on attending tomorrow night, we will be in the cafe area of the bookstore and I will stand up a paperback copy of the book on the table so that you can find us. Hope to see you there!


message 26: by Dina (last edited Jul 18, 2008 07:06AM) (new)

Dina | 21 comments Jessica & Lynn, I ended up getting Three Bags Full to read!


message 27: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1094 comments Mod
cool! I hope that you like it. I thought it was really fun and clever.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks, Jessica, for inviting me to join your group. How exciting to discover other South Shore readers on Good Reads. I've been a lifelong resident of Marshfield -- minus a few years spent here and there.

If any of you are interested, I'll be having my book launch on August 12 at Buttonwood Books in Cohasset at 7:00 pm. My novel, Tethered, is being published by Random House and was just chosen for the Borders Original Voices Program. It even has a local setting, Whitman and Brockton, and almost Scituate (I moved Kennedy Country Gardens to Whitman; do any of you know the blue macaw from there?).

If you can make it, I'd love to see some friendly faces in the crowd. If not, perhaps you can come to another event (I'll be updating my web site this week with new events: www.amymackinnon.com).

Thanks again, Jessica!

--Amy MacKinnon


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