An unofficial club exploring Bill Gates' reading list together over social food and drinks

Redfern NSW, Australia

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We read diversely to celebrate the diaspora of human perspectives in books!

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Wildflower Farm, is a small roughly 5 acre homestead farm in Berlin MA, the Worcester/metro west area. We are a crew rather devoted to our club and showing up for it. We have been reading together now for loosely 2 and a half years. This club was birthed shortly after the Covid vaccine, when a bunch of isolated women got vaccinated and decided to start a book club. It was a beautiful sunny day in June. To be precise, it was the fifth of June. 4 women came together, chose books, and read together. Just like that, on the back patio, sipping lemonade and eating snacks, a sisterhood was born. Many things have changed with time, some have left new ones have joined.... Some have stuck around.... One thing has never changed. At our foundation, we are all about Covid safety, books, and each other. We meet in person monthly so if you are looking for an online meeting, this isn't it. We check everyone's vaccine card when they come to their first meeting. No UTD on vaccination, no admittance. When Covid is spiking in the area, we ask all members attending to take a covid test within 24 hours of attendance. By utilizing these tools and keeping our meetings to under 12 people, we don't require masking as due diligence is done. We often meet outside as well when weather permits. Yes, on the back patio or soon in the greenhouse. Once a month we meet to discuss our shared reading experience. Irregularly we meet to do things together, canning, candle making, the occasional movie based on our monthly read or similar in nature... We have discussed doing King Richard's Fair, and the odd museum visit or other various activities. We also meet bi yearly to select new books. Every 6 months anyone who has attended at least 3 of our book discussions is welcome at this meeting. Everyone gets a vote. All votes are equal. Together we then hash out the next 6 months worth of books, and create an order. We visit club culture discuss changes we want to make things we want to try etc... This is a small cozy club, which means there is a lot of room for club culture creation and suggestions. The goal, is to have a club that is magical for all of us. We are a group of women from many different walks of life all bringing our own experiences to our reads and book discussions. We welcome all women, of all colors, sexual preferences, etc... Every woman in this group is fierce and strong. Everyone's opinion is right. Everyone is entitled to their feelings and opinions. Books are subjective works of art. There is no right and wrong. Polite disagreement is totally fine. We are not above a good debate. This book club, is all about women supporting women, we let the world out there go. We build up the other members of this book loving sorority, even when we disagree. We share a bond based on respect for our differences and similarities as well as our disagreements. a desire to understand where each of us is coming from, in an effort to better understand what we are reading. This club was created as a place women can fully be who they are. At our gatherings, we never worry about how to dumb ourselves down to appease men, or what the neighbors will think, or anything else equally confining and restrictive. It is ok not to smile, no you won't be prettier if you do. Even if you would be, who cares? No one here will command you to smile. You get to control and choose the expression on your own face. Here you have no duty to dress a certain way, makeup is entirely up to you. We don't judge. We would rather share company and bond over books. We are the women who love libraries, books, adventures and experiences that can only be found between 2 covers or on a tablet. This group is for those committed to meeting regularly to discuss our shared monthly reading experience. Our reading adventures can be rather eclectic. We tend to do some mysteries, women's fiction, standard fiction, gothic, fantasy, classics, non fiction, etc, and more. While we have a slight focus on feminism, we believe the best form of feminism is the one in which women are free to engage as they choose with what they choose. Where women get to choose and pursue their own interests. We are not always in the mood for feminist lit. Often enough we enjoy other things also. We are the spirited, swashbuckling, devotees of Seshat, following our inner moonlight as we traverse this vast universe in search of the first star to the right before traveling on towards morning. In a space boat, that runs on fairy dust, and is made of a book. Pioneering our way through each new literary adventure. Crossing the unnumbered seas of the imagination. Weathering the storms as we wander together, anywhere a book can take us. "May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."- Galadriel / Tolkien, is the quote at the foundation of this farm and this book club. Both will act as a light for it's members when all other lights go out. Our rules: No Karens allowed (as in easily offended often racist and or homophobic, whiners complaining about profanity, weed use, and a little alcohol. Women who seek and put in unbelievable amounts of effort searching for reasons to be offended.) This is a book club you will be happier as part of a religious group or a creepy temperance society. Don't be an asshole, don't try to be offensive. Curse if you want to, be who you are. But don't curse at people. Think about how you want your ideas discussed and discuss the ideas of others the thoughts and feelings of others in that capacity. Racism and homophobia both, fall under being a Karen and being an asshole. Interesting how that works, isn't it? Make an effort to be courteous, kind, and understanding. No one accomplishes this rule to perfection all the time. The rule is do your human best always. Try to read the book, failure is ok. We all fail sometimes and someone who hasn't read the book can offer an outsider's perspective which can be an interesting thing sometimes. MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF BEING FULLY VACCINATED AND OF BEING UP TO DATE ON ALL COVID BOOSTERS to attend our in person meetings. This is NOT optional nor is it negotiable. We ask that everyone tests before indoor meetings, in addition to being UTD on boosters when Covid is spiking in the region. Masks are optional. This is important. Without proof of UTD on covid boosters, we will decline to allow you to enter our meeting. We hold all members new and old to this standard. This is a group that is dedicated to our shared reading experiences, to ourselves, to each other, to attending our meetings, and to the growth that comes from discussing a good book. We are not interested in members who show up on the very rare tuesday night or who put us on the back burner because everything else is more important to them. If that is how you feel that is totally fine, but this isn't the club for you. This club is for those dedicated to making a concerted effort to attend meetings. No one is perfect, life happens, but this club is for those who truly wish to be part of something, a sisterhood of book devotees. Our club material such as recipes, book questions, etc, are not posted for randos. They are there for people who actually attend and wish to participate. If you park your name in our members list you may find it eventually removed due to lack of participation. So if you are not certain you wish to participate, might I suggest, you park your name in some other parking lot? Thanx. Other things to know about this group:We think Conspiracy theories are dumb, science rocks. Loving dogs is mandatory, loving cats is optional. Our most loved members is a great dane. So new members need to be comfortable with large dogs that bark and will run at you in greeting. She can sound scary, don't be fooled, there is a reason she is our most loved club member. Expect her to stick her nose in your face. Touch her nose with yours and say "beep," in a high pitch voice and she will love you forever. Pikku, also helps in the event of a tie vote at bi yearly book selection meetings. In the event of a tie she votes the same way that I do. (how is that for democracy? Even the dog gets a vote.... And I am not convinced she is even literate....) Our other pages/ internet presence:https://meetup.com/wildflower-farm-book (where we often collect new members)https://bookclubz.com/wildflower-farm-book-club/meetings (for official business)https://facebook.com/groups/1256510171474705 (for unofficial in between chatting comparing notes recommending other reads, etc...)https://wildflower-farm.com/our-book-club (where the club memory keeper keeps a seanchi, of old memories in the form of a book club blog.)https://facebook.com/Wildflowerfarmbookclub (our more official facebook page is connected to the group.)

Massachusetts, USA

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We're a group of Christian women who come together to deepen our faith through books. Join our community! 

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▪️The Thriller Book Club▪️ Welcome! We're so excited that you have decided to join us! Please nagivate the tabs and reach out with any questions! Please follow both your hosts and the main account on Instagram and Facebook if you have it. Announcements for books will be made at the beginning of the month to allow you time to purchase the book, check it out or place a hold at your local library. Monthly participation is NOT mandatory. Each book will be announced here and on our Instagram and Facebook pages.  Discussions will be held the last week of each month or the first week of the following month. Discussion guides and questions will be provided for each book (if applicable). If there is a book you are interested in reading, please add it on "Books We Want to Read" tab! We will absolutely be taking those into consideration when selecting a book each month.

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In this reading group led by Denver attorney Lisi Owen, we explore various aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system to better understand it, together.

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Exploring feminism + libertarianism through nonfiction and literature

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We meet at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art the third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We sometimes have authors appear by Zoom to answer questions during the last 45 minutes of the meeting. We read both fiction and nonfiction related in some way to the museum collection. Free to members or with paid museum admission. We began shortly after the museum opened in 2018.

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, 150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

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WELCOME TO TAMLIN'S TEARS!!! This is a club that's assoicated with admin instagrams Julea @https://www.instagram.com/bookinspo81/Kim @https://www.instagram.com/kim.loves.books.and.coffee/ This Club will be meeting the first of every month!!! Time of the meeting will vary as we want as many members to join the meeting as possible! Admin's are always readily available for questions and will be posting Book of the month a week before the next month starts!!! Book recommendations are strongly appreciated and can be posted on the message board! Please comment on your progress and let us all know how you're doing! Everyone is welcome in this group and we can't wait to get spicy! For any questions or concerns please DM the admins, Julea and Kim on their Instagram! Or on this platform! Below are a lists of Genre's that will be implemented in the book selection process! Genre's included in this club consist of: RomanceEroticaFantasyFantasy RomanceFictionRomantic ComediesParanormal Romance

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A club for non-fiction lovers in NYC who are mostly interested in books on business, sports, history or politics. We meet in person every 1-1.5 months in Manhattan (typically in the Midtown East or Upper East side area). Discussion questions are sent prior to each meeting.

Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

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We meet in-person in the Bay Area and on Zoom monthly, reading everything from picture books to YA! (Website)

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Just a college student wanting to share his passion for classical literature through easy access to digital books and a number of helpful resources to make the journey easier and more fun!

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