Thanks to all who came to our poetry experiment. While we may not do poetry again in a 'regular' book club there was definitely an appetite for the spoken word, so watch this space.
Next Book club is Wednesday 9th October, 7.30 at Crucible Corner, Tudor square. It's all getting a little bit sinister as we read 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker, (the world's most famous Bram). A 1897 Gothic horror novel, famous for introducing the character Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Trip to Whitby!
To continue the Dracula theme in October we are going on a tenuously-linked trip to Whitby on Saturday October 12th and Sunday 13th (not the 'Goth weekend'). Most people are booked in at the YHA in Whitby, with a few people staying in hotels etc. If you would like to join us we'd be happy to see if we could book you in at the YHA - alternatively you could sort your own accommodation or just come for the day on Saturday.
We're thinking fish and chips, beach fun, Abbey trip, finding some Dracula 'sights' and pubbage in the evening.
We're going to Amigos on London rd for some Mexican food on Wednesday 25th September, meet at the restaurant at 7.30. It's BYOB and we've decided against the set menu as the actual menu looks a lot better. Let us know if you'd like to come and we can add you to the list.
The Big Book
This is an extra book club that happens every 3-4 months on the 4th wednesday of the month. It gives us a chance to read a bigger book!
October 23rd - Ulysses by James Joyce. There has been some raised eyebrows at this choice, however it was chosen as a lot of people would at least like to have a go at reading it. For this session, not finishing it or not even starting it and just turning up to see what it's all about is allowed. (For a cheats guide, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3810193.stm)
January 22nd - A Tale of two Cities by Charles Dickens
Bookclubbers at the pub, plain and simple. This happens quite regularly so check out the Facebook page or ask at book club for the next date.
Rich is hosting a film night at his flat, Kelham Island. Friday 20th September. We'll be meeting at the Fat Cat pub in Kelham Island at 6.30 for a quick drink then a walk over to the flat. The plan is to watch two films 'Whip it' (female) and 'Fight Club' (Male) for a contrast. If you might be late then contact us for Rich's address. Bring snacks and drinks.
9th Oct - Dracula - Bram Stoker
13th Nov - The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kindera
11th Dec - Christmas meal at Crucible Corner (That's not a book title!) and maybe a play that is optional to read that we can go to see at the theatre in the new year? We will also be repeating the Christmas book swap.
New Book List - We took loads of suggestions last book club so we will be compiling the list over the next few weeks.
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Rachel & Emily