paved with good intentions…

Hi everyone,
yet again Pete failed to turn up (some excuse about a leaving do) so now I’m writing about myself in the third person and posting Simon’s update from facebook:

It was another bumper meeting this week, with new faces outnumbering established members, so a big welcome to everyone who came along for the first time!

Despite picking holes in the plot and questioning the realism, everyone seemed to enjoy The Talented Mr. Ripley. However, after the discussion on split personalities and identity confusion I fear that some began to doubt my protestations that I’m not Pete Taylor, I haven’t been forging his blog entries, and that time I was caught trying on his clothes was nothing but a big misunderstanding…

We’ll next be meeting on the 23rd of February 7.30pm in Mango Landin, to discuss The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Apparently this book has been chosen by the group before (back in 2010), but that’s no reason not to enjoy it again! The other nominations were:

  • The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal (again!) 
  • The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 
  • If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino
  •  The Easter Parade by Richard Yates 
  • The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
On a final note I’ll add that as it’s near the beginning of the year I get lots of emails from new members – please just turn up (preferably with an idea about what to read next time) and look out for the people with the books, we’re a friendly bunch and there’s no rules about joining – there’s also the Clapham Book group   which is worth checking out too.

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