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By Squirts 8 June 2005 30


Does anyone know of any non wanky (read literature) book clubs around town?



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johnboy 7:15 pm 15 Jun 05


email me if you want me to set up some logistic support at our end (

I would have thought monthly (maybe fortnightly) at the Wig and Pen would have been the way to go about it. We can put the current book and the next meetup in one of the right blocks and create a mailling list.


wonsworld 6:45 pm 15 Jun 05

sounds good to me. anyone else coming along?

Chris 4:51 pm 15 Jun 05

Based on a book club of a few years ago, which ran on pretty democratic lines, (it helped that we were all interested in crime fiction, and a couple of members were actually trying to write crime fiction) people came up with suggestions for books that they’d like discussed and after a show of hands…we often had a couple of book discussions running at the same time, it wasn’t too intellectual (we met at a restaurant and had coffee and cake while while discussing). The organiser was a lady from PM&C and was quite good at letting the discussion flow, so everyone could talk, and there were those that just liked to sit back and listen and take it in. I liked hearing about books I hadn’t had time to read, and it was as much a social occasion as intellectual discussion. We also tried to suit most of the members likes/dislikes (“are there any books/authors we wouldn’t want to read ?” etc)
As I recall the first gettogether we just about what we wanted from a book group and the kind of books we thought we’d enjoy reading.

wonsworld 4:31 pm 15 Jun 05

just a thought . . but do you think a bunch of us could ever decide on a single book on a regualr monthly/weekly basis hehe

Chris 4:26 pm 15 Jun 05

Anybody else – shall we all come armed with a book or shall i just grab a table and put a little sign on saying RiotACT Book Group ?

wonsworld 2:10 pm 15 Jun 05

ok I will be there. . any other takers?

Chris 11:49 am 14 Jun 05

How do people feel about W&P Fri about oh, say 6-ish ?

wonsworld 11:09 am 14 Jun 05

so the decision is??

Chris 9:50 am 14 Jun 05

Wig and Pen would be good – I’m reading Western Horizon (” Sydney’s heartland and the future of Australian politics” by David Burchell – but if you’re not from Sydney, interested in politics or a westie, you probably won’t like it.

Squirts 10:51 am 09 Jun 05

Chris count me in. We could always go to the Wig and Pen.

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