We had our regular Second Tuesday meetup tonight. We tried a new cafe (well, new to us – it’s actually been there for years), The Coffee House, which turned out to be a really good choice. The food was nice, they had a nice warm fire (which we managed to nab a table right next to), and they had serious chocolate brownies for dessert. The service was a bit odd (the waitress took our orders on an exciting hand-held computery thing, which took twice as long as it would have if she’d just scribbled them down with pen and paper, and when she came to clear the table she cleared away half the plates and never came back for the other half), but we weren’t in a hurry, so it didn’t worry us particularly.
The usual suspects were there, of course (me, lytteltonwitch, awhina and <a href="http://bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/meerkitten"the kitten), plus Cathytay and daveytay arrived later. I always like it when daveytay comes to meetups, because he tends to bring science fiction books with him, and has similar tastes to me, so I usually come home with most of what he brought along. Tonight was no exception – I picked up Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human by KW Jeter, Vacuum Flowers by Michael Swanwick, and Hunter of Worlds by CJ Cherryh. So my Mt TBR has just grown another foothill. I’d already given away most of my AVAIL books at the weekend’s meetup, so I only contributed Golden Deeds by Catherine Chidgey to the table.