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


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


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

Walden Pond

“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


“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.