Brixton Book Group: New members!
Right, last nights meeting was a bit quiet – well very quiet with the three of us there, and although it was a horrible rainy night (the Elm Park Tavern’s lovely though – very friendly local boozer) and lots of people couldn’t make it, we’ve decided we need to encourage a few more people to come along.
Jo’s going to put up some posters which Pete is going to design. We’re also going to ask LBL, and see what the Book Ladies are up to these days. If anyone’s got any ideas, post them here!
Now onto what we’re reading: we felt it was a bit more democratic to post the suggested books here and vote online – nominations were:
Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – John MrGregor
Underworld – Don Dellio
Let me know your votes using the comments – I’ll post the winner tomorrow. Also please let me know your prefered venue.
Next meeting: Wednesday 30th March Venue: tbc (I’d like to suggest the Elm Park Tavern again!)
OK, so I know I’ve kind of said I’m not coming down much any more, but I entreat you earnestly not to choose If Nobody Speaks… – the whole book is about nobody speaking or doing anything even semi-remarkable, let alone remarkable!
I vote for If nobody speaks of remarkable things, just because I’ve read it and I have to read Midnight’s Children and Austerlitz in the next fortnight.
I’m assuming the next meeting is on 29 March and I vote we should go to the Elm Park tavern again cos it’s lovely.
I vote for the Jon McGregor too, but that’s not much of a surprise since I was the one who nominated it. I think the point of INSORT (mmm, catchy acronym) is that every life – however apparently normal – has flashes of the extraordinary about it. Anyway, I thought it was rather wonderful. And short.
Or else perhgaps we should just carry on with EL&IC since we didn’t get a chance to talk about it this week (unless the 3 of you who made it did so?)
I’m happy enough to go to the Elm Park Taven too.
hello. i’ve read underworld and know nothing about the others so am happy to go with the flow. but also up for meeting in the EPT so we can all be in-ept. boom boom.
i’ll jump on the remarkable things bandwagon – did you enjoy underworld? its on my pile of things to read.
So are you going to declare Nobody Speaks the winner Mr Pete?
Currently convalescing with parents in Woking reading Red Hot Chili Peppers man Anthony Kiedis autobiography. He sounds like a thoroughly annoying bloke.
Will try desperately hard not to be poorly next BC.