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March, April, May March 29, 2009

Posted by oaklandbookclub in Uncategorized.

The four of us who met at Vintage Estates Beer and Wine in Boardman to talk about Watchmen had a good time. It was all girls, so naturally, we enjoyed a  feminist reading of the text. Really with four girls and Watchmen, it’s all but a countdown until the word “misogyny” makes its way into the conversation. I’m sure there are still more of you who’d like to get together to talk about Watchmen. Feel free to use the email list to do so.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday April 28 at 7:00 (back to 4th Tuesdays for good). Mark your calendars. Location is TBA. It’ll be a secret location, like a rave party, without drugs, and with books, so in other words, nothing like a rave party.

This month we’re reading Z.Z. Packer’s collection of short stories Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, which I’ve just found at barnesandnoble.com for $4.98 in hardback! You can’t beat that price.


And now on to May. There is a slight modification here. Richard Bowes’s Minions of the Moon is out of print, but it’s available used online. We’re still going to discuss this book, but we’ll discuss it during the second hour of our May meeting.

We’re adding another book to May, Chuck Palahniuk’s Survivor: A Novel. Palahniuk is best known for being the author of Fight Club, the novel and film that brought us light and wonderful thoughts like “I wanted to destroy something beautiful.” We’ll discuss Survivor during the first half of the May meeting.

As always, email me with questions,




1. Michael F. Lisi - March 30, 2009

FYI, If you are a YSU student, there appear to be several copies available through OhioLink.

2. screenwritingintheboonies - April 2, 2009

Thanks for the update. I’ll try to plan an upcoming trip around your April meeting. I’m starved for something juicy like a book club!

Now I’m off to B&N to get Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. Can’t wait to read it.

– Milli Thornton

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