Author Archives: johnlodder

December 2017 Book Group

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at Myopic Books

Stories from Iraq + 100 ed. by Hassan Blasim

  • “Kahramana” by Anoud
  • “The Day by Day Mosque” by Mortada Gzar
  • “Operation Daniel” by Khalid Kaki
  • “Kuszib” by Hassan Abdulrazzak
  • “The Here and Now Prison” by Jalal Hasan

We’ll be picking books for the first half of 2018 so come with suggestions!

If you’re in Wicker Park early and interested in dinner, some of us will be at Mahalo (1501 N Milwaukee Ave) starting around 6:00-ish.

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September 2017 Book Group

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 pm at Myopic Books

Three novellas by Lois McMaster Bujold, published as Borders of Infinity and in other omnibus editions as noted:

  • “The Borders of Infinity,” in Miles Errant (read this one if you can only read one)
  • “The Mountains of Mourning,” in Young Miles
  • “Labyrinth,” in Miles, Mystery, and Mayhem

Read as many as you can or like. We’ll definitely discuss the first, and the others if people get to them. Borders of Infinity (1989, 2017) is back in print but has limited availability from CPL, try for the other omnibuses if you can’t find it.

If you’re in Wicker Park early and interested in dinner, some of us will be at Sultan’s Market (2057 W North Ave), starting around 6:00-ish.

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August 2017 Book Group

Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm at Myopic Books

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Our July picnic was rained out, so we’ll try again in August. If you’re in Wicker Park early and interested in dinner, bring your food or something to share for a picnic in Wicker Park (1425 N Damen Ave), or, in case of bad weather, Sultan’s Market (2057 W North Ave), starting around 6:00-ish.

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June 2017 Book Group

Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 pm at Myopic Books

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

We’ll be picking books for Aug-Jan, so bring or post suggestions! Also, we moved Iraq + 100 to later in the year, after the edition from Tor comes out, and changed July to The Traitor Baru Cormorant.

If you’re in Wicker Park early and interested in dinner, some of us will be at Bon Bon Sandwiches (2333 W North Ave) starting around 6:00-ish.

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