Book Club for June – In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

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Hooray! Judy Blume has released a new book for grown ups and it’s our new bookclub pick for June.

Blume wrote some of our favourite books when we were kids including: Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge, to name but a few. She is charming, funny, gentle and wise. At 77 years old she claims that this will probably be her last book, so jump on board and have a read.

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Literature’s Lushest? Vote for Your Favourite

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Does  anyone else fall hopelessly in love with fictional characters from books?  We know they’re not real, but they’re often so… yummy. Well, not all of them – not Voldemort… or Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.

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Literature with Lunch: Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

by Kate Macdessi

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

It seems to me that western life has become too busy. I look around and see people stressed and stretched, with no time to stop and just be themselves.  This sentence from Henry David Thoreau speaks to me  and I long for the simplicity it describes. I think it’s one of the most beautiful sentences ever written. It’s prompted me to learn more about Henry David Thoreau, because I think I may be in love. Continue reading “Literature with Lunch: Thoreau”

Book Club

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“The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl…… (It) is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.” The New York Times

We are ready to be bedazzled. Come and join us in reading and discussing Paula Hawkins’ first thriller. We will begin discussions  in May.