We have a core of members but would like to extend this to make sure that a good handful of people come along to any meeting - all the better for discussing books.
At each meeting, anyone can suggest a book for next time, we pick a date and then I email everyone with the info. Those who fancy that title read it and come along. Then the process begins again. Thus, you're not obliged to come to every meeting and no one forces you to read!
It's a lively group of people who live and/or work in Borough, enjoy reading all sorts of books and giggle at the classic cheesy 80 ballads the Kings Arms sometimes plays.
If you're interested, email me and I'll send you details of the next meeting.
We have our Se1 Book Club (see the Socials section) so we really dont need this. We meet at the Britannia in Kipling Street on the first Weds. of the month. This is a nice idea but I think we are well served enough!
Books are useless! I only ever read one book, "To Kill A Mockingbird" and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the colour of his skin... but what good does that do me?
I agree with Auntie Pat, the more Book Clubs the better in the area, though nothing can compare with the Se1 Book Club...we don't take ourselves (too) seriously and we don't have cheesy Ballads at The Brittania to distract our focus from the wine, food, conversation and er..books! Why not come along and see for yourselves!
I didn't mean to advertise my group here to compete with the SE1 group. I just set mine up with friends and friends of friends but since some have moved away we'd just like to make sure we've got enough to keep it going. The thing about books is, there's no limit to the number of groups possible. I'm sure there are lots of groups meeting in Borough that we don't know about.
My group meets on Mondays and is roughly every 5 or 6 weeks.
I meant 'democratic' in a very loose way: we don't vote for books, but if someone has a suggestion we'll probably go with it. There's not a rule about taking turns strictly to choose books. Swiss readers are more than welcome! (As long as they bring chocolate.)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré
The Magus by John Fowles
Crash by JG Ballard
If you'd like to be kept in the loop, PM or email me and I'll add you to our list and let you know the date for the next meeting.