Book Club

It’s been particularly cold, wet and miserable this Winter, which is as it should be in my book – no complaints here! But it does make venturing out at night a less than pleasant prospect. For me, once I’m home, cosy and warm, that’s where I want to stay. As a consequence attendances at Book Club have been a bit light on or non-existent over the last few months.

However, our GJ had a brilliant idea and on Sunday we trialled our first Breakfast Book Club (and who doesn’t enjoy going out to breakfast!!).

Our book this month was Ernest Hemmingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”

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We enjoyed an interesting discussion over a delicious breakfast

20160704-152153.jpgthen back to GJ’s to see the movie of the book with the very handsome Rock Hudson!

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What’s not to like?? More please!

Meredithe x

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11 Responses to Book Club

  1. Carrolyn v says:

    Strawberry dessert lookes divine. Taught that novel for years…..theme is wonderful but the language is redundant and difficult by today’s standards. I used to reward those who finished the novel and its accompanying project with movie tickets! Greatly improved their attitudes to the assignments!…….., so dear Meredith, Batman vs. Superman?, Finding Dory?…..or Star Trek Beyond?

  2. Mary says:

    How interesting! I’d love to know other books chosen by your book club as I’m in a book club and we’re always looking for new titles. My book club is called the 1st Thursday BC as we meet on the first Th of the month. Initially we had close to twenty members and met in homes or restaurants. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of people to have in one place plus the discussions were limited with the number. After a few months it broke into two groups; one met in home with potlucks and the other in restaurants. I’m in the latter and it’s just as well as the other group meets no more. Although the members have changed a bit over the years, we currently have seven active members. This month we’re reading “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende.

  3. Julie says:

    Did you enjoy the movie, or did the book not translate too well to the big screen.

  4. Suggestion from the UK for your Book Club: The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks. A marvellous book written by a Lake District shepherd, you will love it. He comes from generations of shepherds who have raised sheep in the same area. His love of the land and his job and life shine through.

  5. Linda Dutch says:

    Ah book club, well I love ours! But I think we are a bit different to most BC!
    We meet 1x month, in each others homes. Last month, we had homemade apple crumble & ice-cream, withacuppatea…but that’s different each time! Oh, and the books are different too – we all read very different things, and then we share.There have been a couple of books that we have all read & discussed of course, but mainly we are all trying to broaden our own personal preferences, and the pile of finished recommended books in the middle of the floor is quickly dealt too each month! And then we get onto other things…

  6. Books over breakfast – a wonderful idea!

  7. Judy says:

    “More please”….did you mean more Rock or more yummy breakfast???

  8. Can I just come along and have breakfast? You would struggle with the book I am reading just now, as it is set in Newcastle – but at least I have Malcolm on hand to translate for me!!

  9. Kyle says:

    It’s great when groups can be flexible and come up with solutions to the group together. Continue enjoying your time together.

  10. What a great idea !! Well done to GJ xx

  11. A breakfast book club is such a lovely idea and what a delicious breakfast it looked like it was! Yummy! Lucy xx

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