Have you ever been kicked out of a book club?Â I have. But I don’t even cry about it anymore because I am very busy and popular, and I belong to an even better book club now. If you like books, eating and drinking, and talking with smart people about smart stuff, I think you should join the Reading Room. (For those of you who prefer conversation on the more dumb and superficial end, don’t despair. There’s always a seat available next to me.) Sound good? Cancel any and all plans you have for Wednesday immediately. Arm yourself with hundreds of dollars in change (or a toll tag) for a trip to the very cool Legacy Books for our next meeting. What can you expect at this hip happening? Well, you get to eat food and drink alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages with people like Christine Allison and me–for free! (Your eyes are not deceiving you. The food and drinks are free, as is the esteemed company.) As if that’s not enough, we will conduct some book business and announce our next selection. Reading Room members also get to buy things at a discount during the party. I really hope to see you this Wednesday at Legacy Books from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We’ll talk Proust. And The Bachelor.