Those of us who attended the December meeting decided the tapas bar atmosphere was more conducive to talk and general good feeling than the bookstore coffee bar, and so at least for a while, we will look to have at least some of our meetings in similar venues.
As you may have noted, we decided on The Grape as St Johns Town Center for our January meeting (we've also reverted to the third Tuesday of the month; we used the second Tuesday to avoid running into end-of-year party and travel plans.
If you have suggestions for future meeting places, please do feel free to use this blog to post them. The general criteria that we decided on are a) location accessible from all over Jax area, b) wine or beer selection and snacks to light meals available, but set up so that there is no pressure to order more than you might want, and 2) not too noisy. If you have a favorite spot, or one in mind that you've been meaning to try, please post a comment and let us know about it!
A tool for members of Jax Freestyle Book Club, a meetup.com group in Jacksonville, Florida, to talk about what they're reading and would like to read. Click on the meetup badge to the right to go to our meeting homepage.