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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:44 am 
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Hello! I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in starting a book club where we have brunch on a Saturday or Sunday and discuss whatever book we've decided on for that month? I usually do this with a group from Yelp, and it's a lot of fun. The Yelp group is taking a summer hiatus as it can be difficult to schedule. My schedule is pretty open, so hopefully we can find a time that works for everyone else! (I should be getting my MSPCA volunteer schedule next week, but that's really my only other weekend commitment.

So far we've talked about going to Peace O' Pie on a Sunday--anyone have date suggestions or book ideas?

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I'm definitely down! I will read anything and eat anywhere!

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yeah if you guys want to do a Peace O Pie one maybe next month, I would be down to read a book in preparation, it kind of depends on which book though. I don't really like "contemporary fiction" but that's probably the only genre I really object to. Were people thinking AR themed books or what?

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Hey, I like reading and eating!

It would be cool to read activism-y books, animal related or not. I've been doing this on my own lately but discussing in a group would help me retain what I've read better. Change of Heart by Nick Cooney is a good one I've read recently and wouldn't mind reading again. I've also been wanting to read some of Carol Adams' work (The Pornography Of Meat, etc.)

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I tied to read the Sexual Politics of Meat once but didn't get far. It would be kind of cool to do a book like that, that would force me to read it, otherwise I get too lazy.

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I've heard that The Pornography Of Meat is much easier to read (less academic) than The Sexual Politics of Meat!

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oh really? That sounds good then!

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Yea! That sounds like a great idea! I've definitely fallen a bit behind in the voracity of my AR reading, so it'd be good to pick something new up. And at least for the Yelp book club (and I liked this), no one was discounted because they didn't get through the book. I don't want anyone to feel like it's a requirement for coming to brunch, but it'd be a nice idea to keep discussing topics that are important to each of us. I know I'm continually learning and changing my viewpoint (for the better, I hope!)

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I am definitely slacking on my AR reading, well all reading, as well so I like this idea alot!

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I am tentatively in! Maybe we could (also) do potluck brunches instead of always going out?

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I am tentatively in! Maybe we could (also) do potluck brunches instead of always going out?



That is an excellent idea!

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I am down for all of these things. I'm partway into Sexual Politics of Meat, but it got put on hold due to student teaching sucking up my entire life. I was loving it while I was reading it, though I enjoy academic discourse styled books, so... I'd be down for reading other stuff of hers, though!

I love this idea. I've never done Peace O' Pie brunch, though I see the pictures all the time and lust after it. Potluck would also be tons of fun--we can always switch it up!

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Hooray!! Yeah, potluck sounds great, too--good thinking! Mmm... I love breakfast food... I'm just thinking about all the scrambles and baked goods that I'm going to eat up!! I really want to either try one of the cinnamon rolls at Peace O' Pie or finally get off my asparagus and make some myself (or maybe both!?). Man, I love cinnamon rolls.

OK, so Pornography or Sexual Politics?

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I <3 potlucks and would totally have you guys over at my place if you don't mind traveling out of the city! I've got a dining room with space for at least 6 people but probably more.

What do you think of setting up a group on Goodreads or something so we can discuss between face-to-face meetings?

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which book did you guys want to do? Pornography of Meat is not available for checkout in the library, though it looks like used copies are available on Amazon, but the new copies are pricey. Maybe we should do a book that's easier to get though? I can't think of one, haha, but if anyone has any suggestions.

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I <3 potlucks and would totally have you guys over at my place if you don't mind traveling out of the city! I've got a dining room with space for at least 6 people but probably more.

What do you think of setting up a group on Goodreads or something so we can discuss between face-to-face meetings?



I will totally travel! And setting up a group is an awesome idea!

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Maybe we could change it to a discussion group and pick a topic and go from there? I'm just kind of tossing out ideas. I like eating and learning new things, and I really like doing them together with a crowd of AWESOME people!

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I like these ideas! Count me in. I love brunchin!

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Veggie Planet has an awesome Sunday brunch but I swear everyone in Cambridge attends it. You'd have to have someone get there early and put the group name on the list and it might be hard to hear each other talk because there's so many people in it and they sometimes have someone on stage playing light music (nothing crazy). I think it's worth a shot though if you get sick of the Peace O'Pie brunch.

And...I used to host a vegan/AR book club and this is our book list:
-Animal Liberation
-Mad Cowboy
-Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows
-Diet For A New America
-The American Hunting Myth
-Animal Factories
-Animal Liberation
-The Whale Warriors
-Meat Market: Animals, Ethics and Money
-The Face On Your Plate: The Truth About Food
-Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
-Obligate Carnivore (2nd edition)
-Eating with Conscience: The Bioethics of Food
-Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs
-Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry
-Sacred Cows and Golden gooses
-Dominion
-Stolen for Profit
-From Dusk 'til Dawn
-Animal Revolution
-The Longest Struggle
-Vegan Freak
-The Sexual Politics of Meat
-Making a Killing
-Free the Animals
-The Way We Eat
-Animals, Property, and the Law
-Rain Without Thunder
-The China Study
-Vegan - The new ethics of eating
-Eating Animals
-Dreaded Comparison
-Drawing the Line
-Redemption
-Eternal Treblinka
-Fear of the Animal Planet

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Wow! That's a great list, Mr. Shankly. I was imagining hopping around to different places, or sometimes having a potluck, so we could try wherever! Do we want to aim for sometime end of June to start?

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Mr. Shankly wrote:
Veggie Planet has an awesome Sunday brunch but I swear everyone in Cambridge attends it. You'd have to have someone get there early and put the group name on the list and it might be hard to hear each other talk because there's so many people in it and they sometimes have someone on stage playing light music (nothing crazy). I think it's worth a shot though if you get sick of the Peace O'Pie brunch.

And...I used to host a vegan/AR book club and this is our book list:
-Animal Liberation
-Mad Cowboy
-Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows
-Diet For A New America
-The American Hunting Myth
-Animal Factories
-Animal Liberation
-The Whale Warriors
-Meat Market: Animals, Ethics and Money
-The Face On Your Plate: The Truth About Food
-Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
-Obligate Carnivore (2nd edition)
-Eating with Conscience: The Bioethics of Food
-Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs
-Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry
-Sacred Cows and Golden gooses
-Dominion
-Stolen for Profit
-From Dusk 'til Dawn
-Animal Revolution
-The Longest Struggle
-Vegan Freak
-The Sexual Politics of Meat
-Making a Killing
-Free the Animals
-The Way We Eat
-Animals, Property, and the Law
-Rain Without Thunder
-The China Study
-Vegan - The new ethics of eating
-Eating Animals
-Dreaded Comparison
-Drawing the Line
-Redemption
-Eternal Treblinka
-Fear of the Animal Planet



Whoa! Thanks Abbe! Do you own all of those books or did you get them from the library?

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Wow! That's a great list, Mr. Shankly. I was imagining hopping around to different places, or sometimes having a potluck, so we could try wherever! Do we want to aim for sometime end of June to start?



That sounds good to me!

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thanks for that list, that's awesome. ok so the only books I've read on there are:

-Animal Liberation
-Diet For A New America
-Dreaded Comparison

I would really like to read Dominion but I'm not too familiar with any of the others so I would pretty much read anything, even a book I have read if others wanted to do one of those.

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I've always been curious about the China Study, since it seems to come up in reference so often.

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