Monday, December 5, 2011

The year that was for the book club

It certainly was a good year for my book club, Flips Flipping Pages. I've posted below some of the highlights from our discussions for 2011. If you want to be in the company of fellow book lovers, then join us! We'll be happy to have you.

January 2011 Meet-up
Best and Worst Reads for 2010

The glass wall at Libreria, where Flippers posted their worst and best reads

At Libreria, Cubao, Quezon City
(also with book bloggers and Goodreads members)

February 2011 Discussion
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The cast and director of the Repertory Philippines play during our Q&A session

At the Repertory Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati
Discussion at Gloria Maris, Greenbelt 2

February 2011 Discussion
Cien Sonetos de Amor by Pablo Neruda

Yes, we had 2 discussions for February!
Here are the Tadurans with their magnetic poetry thingy.

At Coffee Beanery, Quezon City
(too bad I wasn't able to attend this one)

March 2011 Discussion
by José

I co-moderated this one with Gege.
I love her expression when she saw the picture of Saramago kissing his wife.

At O'Sonho, Eastwood City
(Don't you just love the mural on the wall?)

April 2011 Discussion
Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall

Moderator Jeeves explaining pronation and supination of the feet
One of those few moments when my eyes glazed over

At Órale Taqueria, The Fort Strip

May 2011 Discussion
by Miguel Syjuco

Moderator Iya with her slides
She's so effortlessly classy, no?

At Uncle Cheffie, Burgos Circle

June 2011 Discussion
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Discussion was actually held in July.
Here are some members laughing during the pre-discussion game.

At Red Swan, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(sorry for the blurry pic, couldn't find a clearer one)

July 2011 Discussion
by Gregory Maguire

Welski, one of the moderators, made the most amazing bookmarks ever!
There's actually a smaller bookmark inside this bookmark! Clever, no?

August 2011 Discussion
Philippine Speculative Fiction 6

The awesome event banner designed by Honey (or was it by Honey's husband?)

September 2011 Discussion
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

I moderated this one!
I wonder why the Flippers are laughing. My presentation was supposed to be scary!

At Chocolate Fire, Makati

October 2011 Discussion
Urban Fantasy Face-off

Dead until Dark
by Charlaine Harris and Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Why is there wine at a book discussion?

At Gino's Pizza in Katipunan
Awesome job at moderating, Rhett!

November 2011 Discussion
Flippers take some much needed time off

Moderator Blooey decided to reschedule this to January 2012.
Wonderful event banner, yes?

December 2011 Christmas Party
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

We came in costumes that feature literary characters!
Rhett and I were Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee!

At Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4, Makati

Pictures courtesy of Rhett (best photographer ever!), Mike B., Joko, and Honey


Portobello's coffee said...

FFP is the best book club ever!!

Peter S. said...

Indeed it is!

ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

you and rhett are so cute in your costumes!

Peter S. said...

Thanks, line of flight!

Anonymous said...

I totally love being a flipper. :)
The year was definitely better because of it. :)
Great awesome post as always! :)

Peter S. said...

Thanks, stokedbunny! Flippers rock!

akashy said...

nice post, pic! though reading it made me feel bad about all the good times i missed! imagine, i was only able to attend 2 book discussions plus the Christmas party. will have to attend more discussions next year. my New Year's resolution...

Peter S. said...

Thanks, akashy! Wonderful New Year's resolution you have there!

ram said...

ang saya naman ng group...

Peter S. said...

You should join us, ram!

ram said...

hiya ako.,.mukhang sosyal yung group e dugyot lng ako.,.hehehe!

Peter S. said...

Ay, hindi kami sosyal!

ram said...

hehehe.,.napadaan ulit!!!

Anonymous said...

Saramago! My favorite novelist, ever! Had I known about this, I might have joined the book discussion. Could I join a future discussion on a book that I'm interested to read?