For Two Thousand Years

Last night’s meeting was as packed as the lightbulbs in Omusa. We chatted about creeping gentrification, parks as pretty as tennis courts and how much 1 million won in loose change is worth.

we read One Hundred Shadows

I even got quizzed on my caligraphy

Book for next time is For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian.

Runners up included Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore, As I lay Dying by William Faulkner, Trainspotting by Irevine Welsh, The Argonaughts by Maggie Nelson and Just Kids by Patti Smith.

The voting was quite close this time, so if your book didn’t get picked you can always pitch, pitch and pitch again.

Next meeting is Thursday 23rd of Feb in the Effra Social from 7.30pm.


One Hundred Shadows

Happy new year! we had a packed book group where we chatted about nuclear winters, swingtime, gieger counters and memories. I think we managed to outnumber more or less everyone else in the Effra Social. We also recorded at least part of the meeting for the upcoming Brixton Book Group podcast (watch this space).

Swing Time in Chernobyl

I only managed a one page doodle this time..

The book for next time is One Hundred Shadows by Hwang Jungeun which is available from Hive or direct from the publisher Tilted Axis Press.

Runners up included: The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane Kirby, Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks,  The Handmaid’s Tale by (friend of Brixton Book Group) Margaret Atwood, The Unwinding by George Packer, The Tennant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronté, Little Deaths by Anne Flint, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage and So Long See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell.

Meeting date is the 2nd of February in the Effra Social from 7ish.


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