The first Broke Bibliophiles Bangalore Bulletin is here!
Hello! This is Abhiram from Broke Bibliophiles Bangalore. If you’re receiving this newsletter, the very first edition that I’m sending it, it’s because you expressed interest in receiving it in a form I’d put out a few months ago on the Facebook group/ Twitter account/ my Whatsapp status/ wherever you saw it. Similar to how Radhika and I started the group in Feb 2017 and found our footing slowly over time, experimenting with different models of how the meetups were to be conducted, the newsletter will also possibly see different layouts for a few editions to settle. I’m also experimenting with the cadence of these editions. Some events are announced a fortnight in advance, some a month in advance and some with less than a week’s notice. Sometimes events get cancelled on short notice. So what works for ideal informing? Anyway, these are details for me to figure out. Please bear with me while I do :)
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🏃 Bookish events in the city (27-Oct-2022 to 06-Nov-2022)
29-10-2022 (Sat) : 12 PM : Blossom Book House, Church Street
Book launch : The Tenth story written by Manisha Singh at 12 PM . RSVP Not Needed.
29-10-2022 (Sat) : 6.15 PM : Bookworm Bookstore, Church Street
30-10-2022 (Sun) : 11.30 AM : Champaca Books, Off Queens Road
Discussion : A conversation with Archana Pidathala and Revati Upadhya on food, cooking, identity, women, and culture! Cookies and coffee will be served at the event. RSVP Here - https://champaca.in/products/why-cook-event-rsvp
🎉30-10-2022 (Sun) : Broke Bibliophiles Bangalore September Meetup (Sun) : 3 PM - 6 PM : Bookworm Bookstore, Church Street
Book club meetup : Self-plug for our monthly meetup where we discuss the books we’ve read and drink hot coffee, courtesy - the good folks at Bookworm. Moderated by yours truly. RSVP here - https://www.townscript.com/e/broke-bibliophiles-bangalore-meetups-53-001322
30-10-2022 (Sun) : 5 PM : Blossom Book House, Church Street
Discussion : "Against all odds" The IT Story of India. Written by & In Conversation : Kris Gopalakrishnan, N Dayasindhu and Krishnan Narayanan.
30-10-2022 (Sun) : 6.30 PM : Bookworm Bookstore, Church Street
31-10-2022 (Mon) : 6.15 PM : Bookworm Bookstore, Church Street
01-11-2022 (Tue) : 9 AM - 5 PM : Indian Institute of World Culture, BP Wadia Road
Book Fair : Used Books Fair on various topics - First floor, IIWC
05-11-2022 (Sat) : 4 PM : Bookworm Bookstore, Church Street
Quiz KaTTe : A Bring-Your-Own-Questions format Meetup with the Theme for November : Cuisines of India
30-10-2022 to 10-11-2022 : Indian Institute of World Culture, BP Wadia Road
Exhibition : Exhibition about well-known Kannada Writers
📚 Broke Bibliophiles Bangalore Recommends :
Fiction : The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
I don’t know about you, but to me, Japanese fiction has always felt extremely calming. Like when you’re standing on a beach with your feet in the sand and the waves rush up to meet them, wash them gently and pull away. This book gave me that feeling over and over. The dynamic between the Professor whose memory lasts 80 minutes, the housekeeper who’s trying her best to work with him and her son, Root, is extremely simple and yet, you cannot help yourself from reading all the way. If you’re looking for a good slice-of-life book, this is for you.
Non Fiction : Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
This has been recommended multiple times at our Book club meetups and after personal reading, I see why. Chris Voss, a former FBI negotiator takes us on a journey of his experiences in hostage situations - each of which are different from the rest and surprisingly, the lessons, though not as high-stakes as what they dealt with, can be applicable in our day-to-day life as well.
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