I’ve a VERY exciting event to share with those of you who may be in the Los Angeles/Southern California area.
As some of you may know, more about I am part of the 21+ Harry Potter group, abortion the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army. I’ve been a member for nearly two years now and I absolutely love it. Amongst our many events like bowling nights, roller skating nights, Wizard Chef events, Harry Potter Mystery Nights, and so much more, we have a monthly book club, where we take turns choosing a book and reading it, of course, and discussing it.
For the month of September, we have chosen the book, The Looking Glass Wars, the first of a trilogy by Frank Beddor, a YA reimagining of the well known classic tale, Alice in Wonderland.
Here is the official synopsis taken from GoodReads:
When Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, must flee through the Pool of Tears to escape the murderous aunt Redd, she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London. Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol, Alyss tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere will find her and bring her home. But he gets the story all wrong. He even spells her name incorrectly!
Fortunately, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows all too well the awful truth of Alyss’ story and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may eventually battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.
The Looking Glass Wars unabashedly challenges our Wonderland assumptions surrounding mad tea parties, grinning Cheshire cats, and a curious little blond girl to reveal an epic battle in the endless war for Imagination.
This book is absolutely wonderful, and I sped through the sequel as well. I haven’t managed to grab hold of the third and final book yet, but maybe I will be able to soon!
Now, on September 22nd, the LADA will be meeting for Book Club and we are extending our invite to you as well! This is open to anyone who has read, or will read, this book by that date and would like to come and hang out in a cool bookstore and discuss this book.
Even better, the author himself, Frank Beddor, will be in attendance that evening to discuss his book with the book club!
Which is SO insanely cool, I can barely handle it. I am SO glad I will be able to make this particular book club event!
So I am hoping that my Los Angeles followers can hopefully make it to this event! This is a super cool thing to happen. I always have such a blast going to book club, and discussing the books, but to have the author in attendance as well is just…its so AWESOME.
So now I bet you’re all wriggling in excitement, and want the details now, right?
Well here they are:
Book Club Discussion on The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, with special guest appearance by Frank himself
1650 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
September 22nd, at 4 pm
I hope to see you all there, and it would be wonderful (if you are 21 and over, of course), if you all popped by the official Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army page and joined up! We are the second largest Harry Potter fan group in the world, and we have such a blast together. We were also featured on CBS as one of the top Book Clubs in Los Angeles, which you can check out here!
Next month, in October, we will be meeting for lunch and discussing The House of Hades, which I know a lot of you are big fans of Rick Riordan so definitely check out group!
If you have ANY questions at all, feel free to leave comments below, contact me through email or through Twitter, or through Facebook, and I’ll be happy to answer them!
Happy Reading everyone and I hope to see you there!