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Book Club @ Qing Ping

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Tonight is the meeting of my Book Club. We meet once a month, at different places to discuss a novel or memoir and have a little bit of social time. I really enjoy it, and usually am the one sending out reminders that everyone should come. There are about 20 people in our book club (all women, although it wasn’t planned that way–and not all of them come to every meeting, so we usually have a different group everytime). Most of us have been friends for years, and don’t usually have another time during the busy month to hang out, so it’s a good opportunity to see each other.

Last month, we met at my apartment to discuss a memoir that I chose called Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn (a book about being homeless in Boston).

This month, we’re meeting at one of our collectively favored locales for Book Club, Qing Ping Gallery Tea House in Boston’s South End. We all love this place because it’s unbelievably cozy and small. Usually we’re the only ones there, and we can take over the entire back room. The service and food is all great. Not to mention it’s fun to try exotic Chinese teas. Qing Ping (pronounced Ching Ping) is a beautiful, privately owned little art gallery that is really an inviting place to relax and perfect for long chats about books.

Tonight, we’re disucssing The Other Boleyn Girl, by Phillipa Gregory. It’s a historical ficiton about the lives of Mary and Anne Boleyn. It’s a long book, 650 pages, but it’s been very interesting!

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Currently listening to The Postal Service

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Written by pocheco

February 7, 2006 at 9:57 pm

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