now that i don't feel completely alone in my desire to make new friends, i have a proposition to make.
it's a proposition to those who live near and far.
to those of you living in or around Long Beach, in the LA/Orange County-ish area, this is what i'm doing:
i am starting a blogger book club.
one that meets in person on a monthly basis.
if you don't have a blog, that's okay. if you're reading this right now, you're included. this is an invitation to you.
we will be reading a book a month, or maybe a book every two months, based on the feedback i get back from you.
the point isn't really to expand our libraries, but to make new friends. however, i think having a book to discuss will give our meetings some purpose and make them a little less "scary."
our first meeting is going to be in the middle of november. it's less than a month away, but i think we should get started before the holidays take away all of our time. we will meet at peet's coffee on 2nd street in belmont shore (long beach). future meetings can be at a restaurant, someone's house, a book store, etc.
i'm going to take on the role of coordinator, but if you live in the area and you'd like to tell your readers about the club, please do! just link to this post, or tell them to email me if they are interested. the more people who come, the more opportunities we will all have to make new friends.
if you are interested, please send me an email that includes:
the city you live in
three-five books you're interested in reading
(anything goes, but i'm vetoing the time traveler's wife since so many people have read it already)
days and times you are free
(for example, if you are out of work or school at 1:00 on fridays in fullerton, please let me know what time you would be able to meet in belmont shore)
please let me know if you would like to read one book a month or stretch it out over a longer period of time
you can email me at:
i'll save all of your email addresses and send out a group email filling everyone in on the details.
to those of you who do not live in the area, here's my proposition to you:
1. start something like this in your own area. don't be scared; just do it. i guarantee there are women who live near you who want to make new friends just as badly as you do.
2. if you ever plan on being in my area, please let me know! i would love to include visiting bloggers.
so that's the idea. i hope you like it, and i hope some of you are interested. let's do this thing!!
p.s. if you're getting to this post late, and you'd like to join in, please do! there's no time limit.
p.p.s. if any boys would like to join, you're welcome too! happy, justin? ;)