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Name: Mueller Book Club
Community: Mueller Community
Moderator: queeneliz1
Description: A group of fiction & nonfiction readers who enjoy monthly get together with wine, coffee & conversation. Meets 4th Tuesday of the month (Except December) from 7:30-9:30pm. Contact queeneliz1 (Melanie) for more info.
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March-November 2014 book selections
by queeneliz1 on March 5th, 2014
March 25 *note change*
Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country (1913).
Discussion leader: Barbara
Host: Ashley

April 29
Daniel Siegel, The Mindful Brain (2008).
Discussion leader: Judy
Host: Shirley

May 27
Jedediah Berry, The Manual of Detection (2009).
Discussion leader: Glenn
Host: Greg

June 24
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (2009).
Discussion leader and host: Amy

July 22
Elizabeth Crook, The Night Journal (2007).
Discussion leader and host: Vicky

August 26
Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (2013).
Discussion leader: Jen
Host: Melanie

September 23
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces (1980).
Discussion leader: Judy
Host: Lorene

October 28
Alice Munro, Dear Life (2013).
Discussion leader: Barbara
Host: Judy and Glenn

November 18
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012).
Discussion leader: Amy
Host: Melanie
Book Selections for September 2013-March 2014
by queeneliz1 on July 30th, 2013
Here are our new book selections for Mueller book club. See the Events page for location details. Happy reading!

September 24
Down the Great Unknown, by Edward Dolnick
Leader and Host: Vicky (Mosaic apartments in the party room)

October 22
The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
Leader: Melanie
Host: Shirley

November 19 (one week earlier due to Thanksgiving)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof
Leader: Amy
Host: Melanie

December, date TBA - holiday party at Amy 's house, Liebrary game

January 28
Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
Leader: Judy
Host: Cynthia

February 25
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel, by David Rakoff
Leader: Marilyn
Host: Niki

March 25
God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre, by Richard Grant
Leader: Barbara
Host: ?? TBA

Reminder - see all of our Mueller Book Club book selections since 2008 here:
http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Pages&op=view&title=Mueller_Book_Club's_Good_Reads
Book Selections for March-August 2013
by queeneliz1 on February 17th, 2013
Mueller Book Club selected our next 6 months of good reads at our January meeting. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9:30pm, see the Events page of Mueller Community.

March:
2030 by Albert Brooks
Discussion Leader: Diane
Host: Greg

April:
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Discussion Leader: Judith
Host: Terese

May:
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
Discussion leader: Ashley
Host: Shirley

June:
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Discussion Leader: Nikki
Host: Melanie

July:
The Life of Objects by Susanna Moore
Discussion Leader: Judith
Host: Amy

August:
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Discussion Leader: Terese
Host: Carole
Book Selections for July 2012-January 2013
by queeneliz1 on June 27th, 2012
July: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
August: Place of Execution by Val McDermio
September: The Waves by Virginia Woolf
October: Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
November: Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalesh
December: Movie Night!
January: 11/23/63 by Stephen King

Also, we have created a Wiki page listing all of the books we have read since the book club started in October 2008.
Mueller Book Club's Good Reads
Book Selections for May - October, 2011
by queeneliz1 on May 9th, 2011
Books for May - October, 2011


May:
The Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
Discussion leader: Kathy S.
Host: Cynthia C


June:
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
Discussion leader: Allison?


July:
In the Lap of the Gods by Li Miao Lovett
Discussion leader: Greg B.


August:
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
Discussion leader: Amy B.


September:
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Discussion leader: Melanie H.


October:
A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
Discussion leader: Shirley G.





Also nominated:
The Empire of the Summer Moon by SC Gwynn
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Abreht
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson


December Book Club
by queeneliz1 on November 17th, 2010
Dear Book Club Fans,
You're invited to Melanie & Dusty's house, Wednesday, December 15, at 7:30 for a casual holiday book club party and a raucous game of LIE-brary where you make up first line of a book and try to get everyone to guess yours (like Balderdash).

Bring an appetizer to share, we'll have dessert and drinks.

Please RSVP on the event page:
http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Events&op=view&EventID=755

Happy holidays!
Melanie
October 2010-April 2011 book selections
by queeneliz1 on August 24th, 2010
The Mueller book club met tonight and selected books for October-April:
Month, book, discussion leader, host
October 26 American Pastoral by Philip Roth Greg, Greg
November 16* Passing by Nella Larson Cynthia, Karie
December date TBA Liebrary game - Harshmans
January 26 On Beauty by Zadie Smith Kathy, Anna
February 22 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Anna, Terese
March 22 The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari Karie, Jill
April 26 Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (due to be released Aug. 31, 2010) Terese, Kathy


Also nominated:
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway by former New Yorker staffer Matt Dellinger, review by Ben Wear in AAS Sunday: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/the-i-69-road-fight-goes-on-forever-873475.html http://www.statesman.com/news/local/the-i-69-road-fight-goes-on-forever-873475.html
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
August book club and book selection
by queeneliz1 on August 5th, 2010
Hi book lovers,
The next book club meeting is Aug. 24 at my house for Immortal Life o Henrietta Lacks...a fascinating book! We're changing the time to 7:30-9:30. See the Events page. We will also choose books for the next six months at this mtg so bring your selection!

We will also choose books at the Aug. 24 meeting for the next six months so bring your selection -- hopefully that will leave plenty of time to get our hands on the October book.
New book selections -- April - September 2010
by queeneliz1 on February 24th, 2010
Here are our book selections drawn last night for April - September 2010:

April : The Help by Kathryn Stockett (leader Terese, host Shirley)
May: Unaccustomed Earth byJhumpa Lahiri (leader Amy, host Anna)
June: Leaving Cheyenne by Larry McMurtry (leader Ashley, host Carole)
July: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (leader Cynthia, host Megan T.)
August: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (leader Karie, host Melanie)
September: March by Geraldine Brooks (leader Erin, host Karie)

Hosts, I'll put these on the Events page soon, for the 4th Tuesday of the month...if you would prefer a different date, let me know. Also let me know if you would *not* want your street address on the event and would rather have people private message you for the location. Thanks! -Melanie
Book selection mtg on February 23
by queeneliz1 on February 9th, 2010
Hi all,
We are choosing our next 6 months of books at the February 23 book club meeting, 8pm at Terese Plutko's house , 4313 Scales. Bring your nomination and just a short blurb to tell everyone what it's about, and we will fill out slips of paper and draw them randomly (as the group decided at the January mtg.). These will be our books for April - September 2010.

We'll also need hosts so if you are interested in hosting, please be thinking of what date would be best. We usually meet on the 4th Tuesday at 8:00 but it is completely up to the host. Happy choosing!

Melanie
Book Selection at Feb. Mtg.
by queeneliz1 on January 28th, 2010
Book Selection at Feb. Mtg.
Hi everyone,
We decided tonight to continue with the random drawing for book selection at the February 23 meeting. We'll be choosing books for the April - Sept. 2010 book clubs. So come to the February 23 meeting with your slip of paper in hand with your nomination of a title/author. A suggestion was made, in addition, for everyone to post here what books they are interested in, such as top 3 like we used to do at the meetings, just so we all have the recommendations for good titles. Thanks!

Melanie
September 2009 - March 2010 book selections
by queeneliz1 on August 25th, 2009
Date, Book, Discussion Leader, Host
September 22, 2009 The Passion by Jeanette Winterson Meghan Jenny
October 27, 2009 Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan Kathy Ashley
November 17, 2009 Devil and the White City by Erik Larson Melanie Carol
December 2009 MOVIE NIGHT (15? 22?) ---- ---- ----
January 26, 2010 The Awakening by Kate Chopin Amy Kathy
February 23, 2010 The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows Anna Terese
March 23, 2010 The Forgotten GardenBy Kate Morton Jenny, host?
August book & future plans...
by queeneliz1 on July 28th, 2009
Ok, tonight we decided based on the poll that the August book will be :

Tuesday Aug 25th, Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
discussion leader-Chris Sears
host-Melanie Harshman

And, as to how to keep choosing books, the group decided to choose books twice a year (6 months each time). We will each bring 1 book suggestion to the Aug. 25 meeting, write it on a piece of paper, and have a random drawing for the Sept-Nov and Jan-Feb book selections (Dec is movie night).

We discussed the option of instead voting on 6 choices, but ultimately decided for now to try the randomized selection and see how it works, just so we don't end up with a majority vote always reading the same types of books and people feeling left out. The group decided we can always go back to voting on the books with the next 6 months.

So bring your selection to the August meeting, you must be present for your book to go into the hat! (as another benefit of group members attending the meetings...we will not be putting book selections on online polls.)

Thanks for all your input everyone!
Melanie
June & July books
by queeneliz1 on July 14th, 2009
June 23: book - The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls, host - Anna Slade; discussion leader - Marge Bailey; future leader (books for August) - Chris Sears

July 28: book - Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman; host - Erin Atwood; discussion leader - Dusty Harshman; future leader (books for September) - Adelea Ibsen
April & May book club
by queeneliz1 on April 1st, 2009
April 28, 7-9pm
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Corona Cafe, Corona & Cameron
discussion leader: Megan T.
future leader who brings 3 books to select June book: Marge

May 26, 8-10pm
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
hosts: Jenny & Chris
discussion leader: Cynthia
future leader (book for July): Kathy
April book meeting
by queeneliz1 on March 2nd, 2009
Join us at Corona Cafe for our April book club meeting, Tues. April 28! Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger.
See the events page for more info. Hope to see you there!
February & March books
by queeneliz1 on February 3rd, 2009
At our Jan. meeting we decided on these books for Feb. & March:

Feb. meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 24
book - The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (from the poll on muellercommunity)
host - Cynthia
discussion leader - Erin
future leader who brings 3 books to select April book from - Megan T.

March meeting - Tuesday, March 24
book - The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
host - Marge
discussion leader - Meghan A.
future leader (book for May) - Cynthia
January - Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
by queeneliz1 on January 8th, 2009
check out the events page - Jan. 27 is the next book club at Meghan & Ezra's, for Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Book club for November - A Thousand Splendid Suns
by queeneliz1 on October 29th, 2008
Our book club meeting for November will be Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Megan's house. Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Host: Megan, Leader: Amy B, Future Leader: Jenny
Mueller October book club
by queeneliz1 on October 29th, 2008
Tuesday, Oct. 28, Melanie's house, 8:30-10pm, book: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. The first meeting of book group we decided to meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM. We set up the book club so each month we have a Host (provides meeting place & light refreshments), a Leader (leads the book discussion), and a Future Leader (who brings a list of 3 books with synopsis to the meeting, so the group will vote on books to read 2 months in advance. The Future Leader then leads the next meeting discussion).
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Cynthia wrote
on March 9th, 2012
Book Selections for March - June 2012

March 27
Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour
Discussion leader: Vicki B.
Host: Vicki B.


April 24
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
Discussion leader: Judy H.
Host: Melanie H.


May 22
Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic Smith
Discussion leader: Shirley G.
Host: Terese P.


June 26
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Discussion leader: Greg B
Host: Cynthia C

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queeneliz1 wrote
on June 4th, 2011
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queeneliz1 wrote
on June 4th, 2011
Hello, FYI, I am hosting the next book club, Tuesday, June 28 - 4116 Camacho across from garden court 1. Our book is: Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
Discussion leader: Kim
Cynthia, I couldn't see a way to update the event page so I just added a comment.
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Cynthia wrote
on May 28th, 2011
Hi everyone,

Kim let me know that Half Price books is having a sale this weekend (Memorial Day weekend). I believe they have some copies of the June book Stones from the River, and they'll probably have Life of Pi as well, since that one has been out for a while.
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Cynthia wrote
on March 23rd, 2011
Books for May - October, 2011


May:
The Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
Discussion leader: Kathy S.
Host: Cynthia C


June:
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
Discussion leader: Allison?


July:
In the Lap of the Gods by Li Miao Lovett
Discussion leader: Greg B.


August:
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
Discussion leader: Amy B.


September:
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Discussion leader: Melanie H.


October:
A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
Discussion leader: Shirley G.





Also nominated:
The Empire of the Summer Moon by SC Gwynn
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Abreht
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson




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Cynthia wrote
on March 23rd, 2011
Books for May - October, 2011


May:
The Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
Discussion leader: Kathy S.
Host: Cynthia C


June:
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
Discussion leader: Allison?


July:
In the Lap of the Gods by Li Miao Lovett
Discussion leader: Greg B.


August:
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
Discussion leader: Amy B.


September:
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Discussion leader: Melanie H.


October:
A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
Discussion leader: Shirley G.





Also nominated:
The Empire of the Summer Moon by SC Gwynn
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Abreht
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson




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Greg Buford wrote
on February 9th, 2011
I have the same problem. My copy of Cutting has been sitting in Houston for eight days! Is anyone else done?
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Greg Buford wrote
on February 9th, 2011
I have the same problem. My copy of Cutting has been sitting in Houston for eight days! Is anyone else done?
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AnnaSlade wrote
on February 9th, 2011
Kathy, I am midway thru reading my copy of Cutting for Stone. I'll get it done in the next day or so and let you know when it's available for loan.

Anna
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Kathy Sokolic wrote
on February 9th, 2011
Does anyone have a copy of Cutting for Stone I can borrow? I ordered it, but used "saver" shipping, so it's not going to ship until the 22nd. Oops. I will have an extra copy then... :)

Thanks!
Kathy
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Greg Buford wrote
on November 3rd, 2010
Does anyone have a copy of Passing I can borrow? I can't find it anywhere!
g
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Greg Buford wrote
on November 3rd, 2010
Does anyone have a copy of Passing I can borrow? I can't find it anywhere!
g
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queeneliz1 wrote
on October 15th, 2010
Hi book club fans,
I know I am preaching to the choir here, but in case you didn't know, the Texas Book Festival is this weekend, Oct. 16-17, at the State Capitol grounds. Rebecca Skloot, author of our August book Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be at the C-SPAN tent at 10:00AM Saturday (I'm going - maybe see you there!). The schedule is here: http://www.texasbookfestival.org/Calendar.php
-Melanie
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Rod wrote
on July 22nd, 2010
Hi, I just joined this group. Looks like y'all are having some fun with a range of books.

--Rod
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Cynthia wrote
on April 28th, 2010
Hi Melanie, thanks for posting all the info. I'd be glad to do the next shift on the web site if you need someone.
I think you'd be the last person to get a slew of toilets on your lawn - not that any would fit on Mueller lawns...
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Cynthia wrote
on April 28th, 2010
Hi Melanie, thanks for posting all the info. I'd be glad to do the next shift on the web site if you need someone.
I think you'd be the last person to get a slew of toilets on your lawn - not that any would fit on Mueller lawns...
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queeneliz1 wrote
on April 27th, 2010
Dear readers,
I added the May book club meeting as an event, May 25 at Anna's house. I will be including addresses now. Since we have already chosen the books, I will add June, July, August, and September events to the site ... then could I have a volunteer starting with the October meeting to coordinate/add the events to muellercommunity?
Or I can always appoint a Skeeter'newsletter editor, just please, no toilets on my lawn :)

Melanie
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queeneliz1 wrote
on April 20th, 2010
I mistakenly put Monday, April 26 on the events calendar for our next book club, instead of our usual Tuesday. Shirley can host either day. I will change it to Tuesday, April 27th - unless anyone prefers Monday and has scheduled around it. I'll also contact p. harper. Sorry for the mistake!
Melanie
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Ashley wrote
on April 14th, 2010
I just finished The Help as well - let me know if anyone wants my copy.
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Cynthia wrote
on April 11th, 2010
I have finished The Help. If anyone wants to borrow my copy, let me know.
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Cynthia wrote
on March 22nd, 2010
Does anyone have a copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo that I could borrow? I'm good about returning books...
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queeneliz1 wrote
on March 22nd, 2010
Yeah, I got on the waiting list at #213 so then I canceled it! I might get my own copy too.
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Ashley wrote
on March 22nd, 2010
oops, my computer was still logged in as Grant - that last comment was from me

-Ashley
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GP wrote
on March 22nd, 2010
I am number 112 on the library waiting list - so I broke down and ordered it on Amazon today :)
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queeneliz1 wrote
on March 22nd, 2010
Does anyone have a copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett that I could borrow for April? Thanks! -Melanie
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queeneliz1 wrote
on March 19th, 2010
Hi all,
I am really enjoying the Forgotten Garden...have been reading it on my spring break. I found this interesting Q&A with Kate Morton: http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Garden-Novel-Kate-Morton/dp/1416550542 http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Garden-Novel-Kate-Morton/dp/1416550542
Look forward to Tuesday!

Melanie
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Ashley wrote
on February 3rd, 2010
Does anyone need a copy of the The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society?

I have a copy and have already read it so am happy to pass it on.

Ashley
ashley.lyonsfisher@gmail.com
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queeneliz1 wrote
on January 31st, 2010
Hi everyone... we have a host for the March meeting (The Forgotten Garden, discussion leader - Jenny). Thank you, Cynthia! I have updated the events page for March 23.
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queeneliz1 wrote
on January 28th, 2010
We're looking for a host for the March meeting. We usually meet the 4th Tuesday would be March 23 (8-10pm) but the host should feel free to decide a better date if that doest work.

The book is The Forgotten Garden By Kate Morton, discussion leader: Jenny.

Let me know if you are interested in hosting and if it is ok to put your address on the mc.com events page. Thanks...
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queeneliz1 wrote
on January 27th, 2010
I completely agree, Cynthia. I was thinking we should talk about how it has been working for everyone. And perhaps we should also consider if we want to continue mixing fiction and non-fiction?
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Cynthia wrote
on January 27th, 2010
Maybe we could talk about the selection process at tomorrow's meeting and just see if this method is working OK. Then everyone would have a month to look for book ideas for the February meeting.
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sandyfivecoat wrote
on January 21st, 2010
Group: Business commitments and life its own self have made it tough for me to engage w/ Mueller Book Club, but my new years resolution is to do better! Wanted to make you guys aware of a friend, who is also a local writer of Mystery Fiction. Denny Bolton is offering to meet w/ local clubs -- and has a cool preso (free) on mystery fiction. Check out http://javelinabooks.com/Speaking.htm if there is interest. His books are local, and hysterical. Yours truly has a quote on back of recent one.
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sandyfivecoat wrote
on January 21st, 2010
Group: Business commitments and life its own self have made it tough for me to engage w/ Mueller Book Club, but my new years resolution is to do better! Wanted to make you guys aware of a friend, who is also a local writer of Mystery Fiction. Denny Bolton is offering to meet w/ local clubs -- and has a cool preso (free) on mystery fiction. Check out http://javelinabooks.com/Speaking.htm if there is interest. His books are local, and hysterical. Yours truly has a quote on back of recent one.
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AnnaSlade wrote
on January 14th, 2010
Kathy -- I am fine to move the January meeting from the 26th to the 28th.

Anna
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Kathy Sokolic wrote
on January 13th, 2010
All - can we move the date from Tuesday the 26th to Thursday the 28th for January 2010 book club? Shockingly, I have an out of town meeting the 26th, and I'd really still like to host. Please let us know!! Thank! -kathy
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Kathy Sokolic wrote
on January 13th, 2010
All - can we move the date from Tuesday the 26th to Thursday the 28th for January 2010 book club? Shockingly, I have an out of town meeting the 26th, and I'd really still like to host. Please let us know!! Thank! -kathy
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langhugh wrote
on October 27th, 2009
Friends,

Tonight, we'll meet to chat about Omnivore's Dilemma from 8:00pm to 10:00pm at the 4124 Lawless. http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Events&op=view&EventID=281

For those interested in joining us, please know that completing the book is not necessarily a prerequisite for attending. Particularly with non-fiction, if you have a passing interest in our food system, you might enjoy the discussion.

Here are a few resources about Michael Pollan and his view of the food system:

1. Michael Pollan's New York Times Letter to the Farmer-in-Chief http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.htm?_r=1

2. Video Interview with Bill Moyers


3. Video Talk at 2007 TED Conference
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queeneliz1 wrote
on August 23rd, 2009
Hi there,
If you are planning to come Tuesday, please RSVP under the Events page so we know for appetizers, drinks, etc. Thanks!
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queeneliz1 wrote
on August 8th, 2009
Hey all,
Just wanted to send a note, be thinking of your book selection to bring to the Aug. 25 meeting where we'll have a random drawing for the next 6 months of book selections! I'll have pieces of paper to write the title & author. I thought perhaps as we pass the hat around each person could say one or two sentences about their choice... so we get an idea what they are about.
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queeneliz1 wrote
on July 28th, 2009
Honey, you may not realize that NOT finishing the book is quite welcome in our group! Seriously, y'all come. Dusty & I are really excited about this book. I even came around by the last few chapters, I didn't feel so dog gone depressed anymore.
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langhugh wrote
on July 27th, 2009
Friends,

I'm very excited about this tomorrow night's book discussion. Please consider attending even if you have not finished the book. Here are some short-cut presentations of Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded:

1. http://fora.tv/2008/09/23/Tom_Friedman_Hot_Flat_and_Crowded#fullprogram">60 minutes - Thomas Friedman gives an hour talk on Hot, Flat, and Crowded  <a href=http://fora.tv/2008/09/23/Tom_Friedman_Hot_Flat_and_Crowded#fullprogram" title=" http://fora.tv/2008/09/23/Tom_Friedman_Hot_Flat_and_Crowded#fullprogram" />

2. http://www.muellercommunity.com/index.php?module=Forums&op=posts&ForumID=22&TopicID=1023&page=1#Post4692">30 minutes - Thomas Friedman on NPR's Fresh Air  <a href=http://www.muellercommunity.com/index.php?module=Forums&op=posts&ForumID=22&TopicID=1023&page=1#Post4692" title=" http://www.muellercommunity.com/index.php?module=Forums&op=posts&ForumID=22&TopicID=1023&page=1#Post4692" />

Dusty
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queeneliz1 wrote
on July 22nd, 2009
sorry about that! I didn't keep going far enough... it is on there now but polldaddy says it might take up to 10 min. to update on the website above.
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Atwood wrote
on July 22nd, 2009
Just tried to vote, but "Tortilla Curtain" is missing from the poll...
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Kathy Sokolic wrote
on July 22nd, 2009
I like the couple of times a year book choosing as well. Maybe we could even do themes or genres (fiction, history, biography) so everyone gets a taste of something, but we still branch out into books we might not otherwise. And thay way, no "tyranny." We can't have tyranny among neighbors!
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Antone4 wrote
on July 22nd, 2009
Hey all, you can take a look at the August book choices here: http://www.chrissears.com/Books.pdf

I didn't see a way to post this directly to MC.com.
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queeneliz1 wrote
on July 21st, 2009
does anyone have the book selections for August that you guys talked about at the June mtg.? Jenny, I think Chris was doing the selections? I can put a poll up, or we can vot on Jul 28th.
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MCCLOSKEY5 wrote
on July 19th, 2009
I like the twice a year idea too. I would also like to keep our setup of the host and the discussion leader being separate roles. I wouldn't want to have to do both at the same time. I would also like to keep the idea of the December meeting being movie night.
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Lorrie wrote
on July 19th, 2009
I like the idea of selecting the books twice a year. If that is the case, what if 6 people are chosen as hosts and then they suggest 3 books which are voted on?
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Cynthia wrote
on July 19th, 2009
I like the idea of selecting books once or twice a year -sems more efficient and less confusing and gives you time to read. I was in a book club once that chose books by vote, and it ended up being a "tyranny of the majority" with some people never getting to read things they liked. The other book club I am in finally settled on a plan where members take turns making selections. No voting. There's more variety and it seems more fair. But that might not work in a group the size of ours, and with a less settled membership. Maybe we draw straws??
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AnnaSlade wrote
on July 17th, 2009
Re Melanie's post about a different method of book selection: I prefer the twice a year drawing versus once a year as it gives us a chance to consider newly released books.

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queeneliz1 wrote
on July 17th, 2009
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if you all might like to try a different method of book selection this year (since our book club will be 1 year old in October!). My mom's book club has one month each year devoted to the "book selection meeting" -- what if we all bring 3 selections to the September mtg., vote on all of them, then put the top 12 in a hat and choose them for each month? Or we could do this twice a year and publish a list for the next 6 months, much like Austin Public Library book clubs do (http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/bookclubs.htm). Either way, this would give us a list to publish to the neighborhood and save the administrative "stuff" each month. What say ye readers??
--Melanie
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queeneliz1 wrote
on July 14th, 2009
Thanks, sorry for the mixup! I corrected it up above. Erin, can you post an Event?
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Atwood wrote
on July 14th, 2009
July 28 would be better for me.
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queeneliz1 wrote
on July 14th, 2009
Sorry, that is completely my fault! Obviously I can't count to 4. the 4th Tues. would definitely be the 28th - Erin, when would you like to have it?
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Cynthia wrote
on July 14th, 2009
The date for this meeting says the 21st, but I also thought it would be the 28th. I wasn't at the last meeting - maybe they changed the date for some reason.
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Atwood wrote
on July 14th, 2009
Ashley's message got me thinking-I thought book club was supposed to be on the 4th Tuesday of each month...making our next meeting on July 28. Right? Someone help me know if we are meeting next week or the following. Since I am hosting this is kind of important information.

Erin
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Ashley wrote
on July 14th, 2009
In anticipation of the Book Club meeting next week – thought people might be interested in some of the stuff Austin is doing regarding Clean Energy – here is a recently released report from a Green Jobs Task Force I worked with through my job http://www.austinchamber.com/DoBusiness/ExistingBusiness/greenjobs.html

Also Workforce Solutions – Capital Area created this video that was also released at the same time as the report http://www.coolaustinjobs.com/videoGreen.html
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Lorrie wrote
on June 25th, 2009
Looks like Jeannette left MSNBC...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19939458/
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Lorrie wrote
on June 25th, 2009
Here are the videos of Jeannette Walls in case anyone is interested...
http://tinyurl.com/nhe4a2
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AnnaSlade wrote
on May 26th, 2009
I'll be at tonight's meeting. I can't find another place to indicate I'll be there.
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queeneliz1 wrote
on March 26th, 2009
Diane, sorry I just now saw your post.. we are meeting this coming Tuesday, March 31st at Marge's so we would love for you to join us! Will also send you a PM.
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AnnaSlade wrote
on March 17th, 2009
Regrettably I won't be able to attend the March 31st book club meeting as it conflicts with the annual Spring Meeting for volunteers at Dell Children's Hospital. I might stop by the Book Club "late" though, if that's alright. The Volunteer thing ends at 8 p.m.

Thanks,
Anna Slade
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dianeg wrote
on March 12th, 2009
If I find a copy of The Yiddish Policemen's Union and get it read by March 24, may I show up and join the club? Can I bring anything?

thanks!
Diane Gierisch
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Atwood wrote
on March 8th, 2009
Hello All--

Since we just read The House on Mango Street, I thought this might be of interest to the group...

Austin Public Library, the Austin Public Library Foundation and the Paramount Theatre present…
AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR SANDRA CISNEROS
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her critically acclaimed novella The House on Mango Street

Monday, March 23
Doors/Bar @ 6:30 pm | Show @ 7:30 pm
The Paramount Theatre

http://www.austintheatre.org/site/Calendar/1318005778?view=Detail&id=19361
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langhugh wrote
on December 8th, 2008
I'm sorry to bust in here, but I thought I'd share this video from The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone). They currently produce all of SNL's Digital Shorts.

Any way, the following video has explicit lyrics and I only post it here because of its relevance to the book club. I would stick around for the first 40 seconds, and then stop watching before the video goes totally off of the deep end.

http://www.videosift.com/video/Incredibad-The-Heist-Lonely-Island-Guys http://www.videosift.com/video/Incredibad-The-Heist-Lonely-Island-Guys
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Cynthia wrote
on November 25th, 2008
I am planning to attend tonight. Let me know if anything is needed for the get-together.
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Taylor wrote
on October 23rd, 2008
Hello. I am interested in joining the Mueller Book Club. Although I do not live in Mueller, I live close by on E M Franklin Ave off of Manor Road I am still interested in joining. I will try to make the first meeting on Tuesday.

Taylor
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jill wrote
on October 22nd, 2008
I'd like to come, but I can't this month. Jill
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Kathleen Malcom wrote
on October 21st, 2008
Hello. I am interested in joining the Mueller Bood Club. I'm closing on my Mueller home in Nov, and will be busy moving etc, so I may not be up on my reading for the next month or two. I have participated in book clubs before and when my life settles down I would like to be an active member. I may come Tuesday just to meet ya'll and participate in the planning. Thanks!

Kathleen Malcom; 4440 Camacho
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