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Would any mamas in the Burlington area be interested in a book club? I joined one in Portland. It was very, very informal. We would read one book a month and then meet to discuss it. It was so informal that only 2-3 of us would actually finish the book. We would spend 15 minutes talking about it and then an hour talking about motherhood. I would love to start one if people were interested. I would be happy to host at my house the first few months. In Portland we didn't bring our kids, but I would totally be open to making it kid friendly. Especially for those with young babies. I know I'm not quite ready to leave K. We could make it a potluck and have it on the last Tuesday night of the month or whatever works for the majority.
 

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I want to say I would....I read for a good portion of the day anyhow. Nursing/reading/napping is how we spend 2 hour stretches throughout the day.<br>
But, my car stinks...and is not quite dependable. I'd love to try to make it....if that is affirmative enough?! I love potlucks!
 

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Amy I love that idea. I would be there in a heartbeat. With or without my little guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Great!! I'll keep bumping this thread and hopefully others will join. We can decide at the end of January which book to read first, and what day we want to meet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce">
 

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I would love to join in too!
 

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Glad your interested too, Kim. We can all make suggestions and vote, I can go online and find a list that we could use, or a combination of the two.
 

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The Mermaid Chair, Atonement, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, My Antonia to name a few. Really we can make it what we want. I love historical fiction, memoirs, etc. I just finished The Kite Runner. It was a great book!
 

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Hello Ladies,<br>
I am interested. I feel kind of spread thin but I am only working 2x a week now and feel like I haven't read a book in forever. I think I would really like to try and make an effort and sign up.<br>
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I just saw Atonement. Very depressing but very good.<br><br>
Those are the kind of books I was imagining us reading. Let's do this!!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I would love to join too. I have a bit of a book addiction.
 

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Looks like we have a great little group going. Cool!!! Mondays and Tuesdays are generally my best days. Fridays won't work at all. What works for other people? A few suggestions for the first book: <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Memory Keeper's Daughter</span>(I didn't have time to read it when my last book club did), <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Escape</span> by Carolyn Jessop, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Good Women of China</span> or <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Sky Burial</span> by Xinran. I will also get online later and check out some book lists and add more ideas.
 

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Please remember there is no pressure to read the book. If you didn't even get to the library or bookstore to get the book, come anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I work Tuesdays and Thursdays but I could possibly manage to switch shifts for one night a month. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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More book ideas. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Midwives</span> by Chris Bohjalian, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Bean Trees</span> by Barbara Kingsolver, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Life of Pi</span> by Yann Martel, . . .
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Midwives</span> and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Life of Pi</span> are both great reads!! I haven't read <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The bean Trees</span> but I am a Kingsolver fan. What time in the evening works for everyone? 5:30 6:00?
 

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Looks like I'm going to have to sit at least the first book out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. I work almost every evening. When my little one arrives in May I'll be working a lot less, so maybe I can join you all then.
 

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I'm just throwing out possible days and times. If they don't work for you then feel free to suggest something else. This is still in the planning phase so lets try and plan together so as many people as possible can attend.
 

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I totally forgot about this thread for the past week or so. I definitely still want to join in though. Any evening after 5pm works for me, or and Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at any time work as well. I could potentially meet up earlier in the day Mon-Thu, but I would have two boys under a year with me...<br><br>
As for books, I have read <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Life of Pi</span></b>, <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Midwives</span></b>, and <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Bean Trees</span></b>, and they were all fabulous.<br><br>
As for more suggestions, I have been wanting to read <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>The Red Tent</b></span>, and <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Kite Runner</span></b> for a long time now.<br><br>
I also read <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Women of the Silk</span></b> quite a few years ago, and just stumbled on the book a few days ago. It was such an amazing, powerful book, and a pretty quick read too. I would highly recommend it.
 
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