Fukushima Book Club 4th Meeting–The Princess Bride

Last month was the fourth meeting of the Fuku Book Club! Attendees met over coffee and cocoa at Cafe Pronto in Aizu-Wakamatsu to discuss the original print version of perennial cult classic The Princess Bride. Everyone braved both heavy rain and well-earned Halloween SHINE hangovers in order to come, regular members and relative newcomers alike, but a good time was had by all!

The book chosen was already familiar to most of the people who came, mainly because of its well-known film adaptation, which turned out to have been quite faithful in its rendition. Still, there were a number of differences worth discussion (most notably the ending), and since some members had never seen the movie at all it was really interesting to hear what everyone had to say.

Members take turns choosing five potential book candidates and then putting it to the club for discussion and voting before a novel is finally decided upon. This past month’s novel was selected by Erika and Erica. The next meeting will be held on December 1 (to be confirmed) and will take the Book Club back to its usual haunt, Don Jalapenos in Koriyama. Merran is in charge of choices this time – the list is on the Facebook event page if you would like to vote! As always anyone is welcome, so come one, come all!

Fuku Book Club’s 3rd Meeting

Fuku Book Club’s 3rd Meeting

The Fuku Book Club had its 3rd meeting on Sunday, September 8th at Don Jalepenos in Koriyama.  For two hours members ate Mexican food and discussed Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, not to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey, an entirely different book! The book club is open to anyone who wishes to attend and generally hovers around 12-15 members in attendance, with many people who rotate in and out month-to-month.

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This past months selection, Shades of Grey, seemed to be the most popular selection yet, receiving unanimous enjoyment among the members.  A lively discussion of the novel then took place.  Though it was less controversial as a selection, the book had many interesting ideas and themes that the members discussed.

Members take turns choosing five potential book candidates and then putting it to the club for discussion and voting before a novel is finally decided upon.  This past month’s novel was selected by Danielle Markewicz.

If you are interested in joining future meetings, feel free to reach out to its hosts, Mark Noizumi or Danielle Markewicz, for further information.

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