Last Bookclub was great and thanks to all who came along. There was a lot of love for 'Carter Beats The Devil' and it got an impressive three 10s. However there was a few apathetic responses so it's overall score was 7.42.
October's book club is Wednesday 8th October. We're reading Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. This is the 13th book in the highly successful Discworld novels. We've chosen this as it's very funny and, more than the others, can be read on its own.
".....Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods. Who come in all shapes and sizes. In such a competitive environment, there is a pressing need to make one's presence felt. And it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Preferably one who won't ask too many questions..."
Twelfth Night at the Crucible
We're going to get another fix of The Bard, because we just can't get enough! Wednesday 15th October, 7.30. tickets will be around £21. I'm booking tickets at the end of this week and if you want to come you need to let me know ASAP if you want to sit with us. Of course you can book your own tickets and meet us for drinks.
The next Film Club is Friday 19th September hosted by the Offutts. We're going to watch the film of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest' and then some light relief afterwards, maybe the Australian classic 'Strictly Ballroom'. If you're interested let us know and we'll give you the address etc.
Wednesday 24th September, 7.30 at the Crucible Corner.
We're reading T.S Eliot's, The Wasteland. "...it's a dense and allusive (and possibly elusive) Modernist poem capturing the bleakness that Eliot perceived in early 20th Century London.
There are so many voices in the poem that it should be an interesting one for us to read out loud. Here's some inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tixX32WKN5Y..."
Wednesday 29th October, 6.30-8.00, Carpenter room, Central Library, Surrey Street in town. We're making a team and going to take on all challengers. "..Can you emerge victorious in our battle of the book lovers? Test your passion and knowledge against other reading groups, workplaces and bibliophiles. Drinks and snacks are provided and prizes are to be won..."
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!
The next one is in November
Nov 26th - Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clark
2014 Book list
Oct - Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
Nov - Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
Dec - Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - (A non Christmassy graphic novel for Christmas)
Jan - Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
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Rachel & Emily