November Book Group

Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

We have moved the book group meeting to the second Tuesday of the month for November and December.  We will meet on November 10 at 3:30 pm in the Manhattan Club Grand Cafe.

This month we are reading Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar.  This book can be read sequentially or by using hopscotch.  My understanding is that one should read it first sequentially and then by following the “instructions” in the beginning of the book.

As organizers, we realize that this book selection is longer than our normal selections but we hope that you will attempt to read a portion of it prior to the book club.  We also will pay more attention to book length in the future.

Details of the meeting and summaries of the November and December selections are below.  As always, please send any suggestions for books to Jennifer Corrou at jendan@gmail.com.

November Book Club

Date:  November 10, 2015

Time:  3:30pm

Place:  Manhattan Club Grand Cafe

Address:  Cabildo 1792 (corner of La Pampa)

NOVEMBER 

Hopscotch: A Novel by Julio Cortazar

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves “the Club.” A child’s death and La Maga’s disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira’s astonishing adventures.

DECEMBER (December 14, 2015)

My Struggle: Book by Karl Ove Knausgaard  (Author), Don Bartlett (Translator)

My Struggle: Book One introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable. Unafraid of the big issues–death, love, art, fear–and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.

Book Discussion Group–Monday, November 18, 10am to noon

The book selection for our next meeting is Thomas Jefferson, The Art of Power by Jon Meacham.   If you have not yet attended a BAIN book club meeting or are looking to start, please join us!  

Like to talk about books? Please come to the November Book Group Meeting, whether you have read the book or not. Bring names of books you would like to read and discuss together.

Meeting will be held in Almagro.  Please email your RSVP to: tonilin@aol.com.  Exact address will be sent upon receipt of RSVP.

Here is a link to a summary and some critic and reader reviews on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Jefferson-Art-Power-ebook/dp/B0089EHKE8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Here is the information for the November book club meeting:   

Book choice: Thomas Jefferson, The Art of Power, by Jon Meacham
Date: Monday, November 18
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Location: Almagro
Please email your RSVP to: tonilin@aol.com
Here is a link to a summary and some critic and reader reviews on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Jefferson-Art-Power-ebook/dp/B0089EHKE8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=


We hope to see you on November 18th!

September Book Club Meeting

Want to discuss a book with other readers?  We meet monthly to discuss a book chosen the month before.  The book we will be discussing in September is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

If you have not yet attended a BAIN book club meeting or are looking to start, please join us! Here is the information for the September book club meeting:

Book choiceThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Time: 13hs -15hs
Location: Palermo
Please email your RSVP to: ssgaby@hotmail.com

For those interested in learning more about the book we will be discussing, here is a link to a summary and some critic and reader reviews on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Immortal-Life-Henrietta-Lacks/dp/1400052181

We hope to see you on September 23rd!

The Book Exchange Returns in May!

The BAIN Book Exchange is Back!

We skipped a meeting of this bi-monthly group, so it’s been awhile since we’ve gotten together. Looking forward to seeing everyone interested in sharing books and literary discussion at our upcoming event.

Please join us by bring 1 or 2 really interesting books to lend or give away in exchange for someone else’s great book. You don’t necessarily have to part with your book, you can loan it to another BAIN member who will be held accountable to return it. Our book exchange offers participants an opportunity to access high quality reading material in English, which can be hard to find and expensive to buy in BA, so please bring the book you would like your best friend to read.

Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Time: 11 am

Place: Contact Danielle Gold at dgold@counselingba.com for directions

Please RSVP in advance – exact address provided upon RSVP

Refreshments & good conversation will be served

February Book Club

Come and join in our next book club, as we meet to chat about Catherine the Great. Given her life, it’s sure to be an interesting discussion!

Date: Thursday, February 14th

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm

Place:  Palermo *exact address provided upon RSVP

RSVP to Solange: smecham25@yahoo.com

Book:  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie

Amazon describes the book as:

“The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Catherine’s family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies—all are here, vividly brought to life. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great. In this book, an eternally fascinating woman is returned to life.”

*This event is restricted to current BAIN members only, if you are interested in joining BAIN Downtown, fill out our Membership Sign-Up Form to start the process!

December Book Club!

Get ready for our final 2012 Bookclub get together!

December Bookclub Arrangements:

Date: Wednesday 12 Dec
Time: 11am – 1:00pm
Title: Unorthodox – The scandalous rejection of my Hasidic Roots
(Deborah Feldman)

Sheridan has kindly agreed to host (she lives in Recoleta)
Please RSVP to her directly on: sheridanpidcock@gmail.com in order to
receive the exact location.

Regards,
The Bookcluborganizers

**If you need to renew your membership OR are interested in joining BAIN Downtown, the Book Club is a great time to do so!  Membership is AR$250 per year.

December Book Exchange

Join Us at the BAIN Book Exchange December Holiday Party

This bi-monthly event is a chance to meet new people, engage in interesting conversation, and discover new reading material, all in a warm & friendly atmosphere.

Please join us by bring 1 or 2 really interesting books to lend or give away in exchange for someone else’s great book. You don’t necessarily have to part with your book, you can loan it to another BAIN member who will be held accountable to return it. We want our book exchange to offer participants an opportunity to access high quality reading material in English, which can be hard to find and expensive to buy in BA, so please bring the book you would like your best friend to read.

Date: Thursday, December 20th

Time: 11 am

Place: contact Danielle Gold at dgold@counselingba.com for directions

Please RSVP in advance.  This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown Members, if you are interested in joining BAIN Downtown, please complete our New Member Sign-Up Form, or email bain.downtown@gmail.com

Holiday refreshments & good conversation will be served

November Book Club

To all fellow readers,

Many thanks to a truly insightful discussion at the last Book Club get together where we discussed the work of Andre Brink, a South African author.

For those of you who have never attended the monthly bookclub, please feel free to join our next get together:

Title: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of 2 cultures. (available on Amazon Kindle)

Author: Anne Fadiman
Date: Thursday 8 November 2012
Time: 14h00 –  16h00
Location: Recoleta

Here is the Amazon review of the book:
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia’s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman’s compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest. The current edition, published for the book’s fifteenth anniversary, includes a new afterword by the author that provides updates on the major characters along with reflections on how they have changed Fadiman’s life and attitudes.
Please RSVP to Lydsmiller@gmail.com to confirm your attendance and to
receive the directions.

Hope to see many of you there.

Regards,
The Bookclub Organizers

This Week with BAIN Downtown

There are so many exciting events this week with BAIN Downtown, it’s hard to choose which ones to attend!  Luckily, you don’t have to choose – you can attend them all!  Become a member today and your calendar will fill up quickly with lots of diverse and interesting events that are sure to catch your fancy.  Start the process by filling out our New Membership Sign-Up Form and one of our Board Members will contact you within the day!

You can always see an updated list of events on our Calendar, but here is a quick view of this week’s events:

Wednesday, September 19

  •  10:00am – 12:00pm: Baby/Toddler Group Play Date – bring your little one and join our play date in Recoleta.  This week there will be an extra treat, a sampling of baked goods from the new bakery Lucho’s Homemade Treats.  Contact Niccole de Campos niccoledecampos@mac.com to RSVP.

 

  • 8:45pm: Monthly Dinner at Parilla Donca – Join in our dinner group this month as guest host Jim Isaacs organizes this tasty event.  The restaurant is located at Charcas 4799 (on the corner of Godoy Cruz, in Palermo) and for a price of 125 pesos per person you get a three course meal, a glass of wine, one gaseosa or water, service/table charge and tip – not too shabby!  For a full menu, visit our Newsreel.  Contact Jim Isaacs jisaacs61@hotmail.com to RSVP.

Thursday, September 20

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: Book Club – This month’s title is Rumors of Rain by Andre Brink, a story of corruption and redemption in South Africa.  We will meet at a member’s home in Recoleta, email Sheridan Pidcock sheridanpidcock@gmail.com to RSVP.  This group always involves a great discussion and insight into reflections of the book, whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned reader – come and see what the book club has to offer!

 

  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Ladies Night Happy Hour – Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather as Ann and Margaret have organized this month’s Happy Hour at Primafila in the Recoleta Design Center terraces.  If the weather is bad we’ll be inside, but with a nice evening, this location has a great outdoor seating area! Leave the fellas at home and join in this fun, social event.  RSVP to Ann Sager: annsager@me.com or Margaret Sauvé: msauve3@yahoo.com.

 

And last but certainly not least, if you haven’t RSVPed for this month’s Spring at the Sivori event, do so now!  Email bain.downtown@gmail.com or leave a comment on the event post.  BAIN Downtown members are free and guests are $60 (unless you RSVP and join at the event, you can start your membership benefits immediately!).  Join us for sweet treats and a champagne toast to welcome the arrival of spring!

 

 

 

September Book Club

To all our reading friends,

 

This month’s book choice is:

Rumors of Rain: A Novel of Corruption and Redemption

Author: Andre Brink

Date: Thursday, September 20, 11:00 – 1:00pm

Location: Recoleta
Please RSVP to sheridanpidcock@gmail.com to receive the exact address

 

Here is what Amazon’s Book Description has to say:

Martin Mynhardt seems invincible. Violence surrounds him, yet he remains unscathed: a woman asks him the time, then leaps in front of a train; after a mine riot, he watches hoses sweep scattered body parts off the floor.
Just before the shocking violence that brings South African apartheid to an end, Martin decides to return to the family farm for a weekend. A highly successful businessman and Afrikaans Nationalist, he hopes to sell the property to the government in a deal both highly profitable and corrupt. The moment he steps onto the farm, his plans are derailed. The repercussions of a society’s endemic violence catch up to him, and shake the relationships that frame his life.

 

I hope this book will also bring some insight into the political and social landscape of South Africa!

 

Regards,

The Book Club Organizers

 

*This event is restricted to current BAIN members only, if you are interested in joining BAIN Downtown, fill out our Membership Sign-Up Form to start the process!