Chepstow

Bookworms 2

Convener Laraine Golding 01291 629637

Our group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Methodist Church in Chepstow, excluding August and December. We currently have eight members, but we could accommodate a couple more. Contact the Convener if you would like to join the group. We meet in the café at 10.15 and have a catch up before moving upstairs for our meeting. We each choose a book in turn so the topics are quite varied, though most of them are relatively recent and are often chosen from newspaper reviews or book prize lists. Our discussions are lively and sometimes encompass pertinent issues linked indirectly to the book we’ve read. If there is a controversy linked with a book, for example‘American Dirt’ we might consider the issues and how they have influenced the way a writer has approached the subject matter.

To give you a flavour of our choices, some of the books we have read in the last year include: ‘Great Circle’ by Maggie Shipstead, which follows the lives of two women, one is an early aviator and the other an actress in the early 21st century; ‘The Dutch House’ by Ann Patchett, the story of a brother and sister who have to leave their childhood home in a manner that affects the rest of their lives; ’American Dirt’ by Jeanine Cummins, a gritty story of a woman and her son who are forced to flee from their home in Mexico and join the many migrants trying to reach the USA; Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celesta Ng, a comparison of two families in a perfect US town, that intertwine with startling results. Looking over our recent choices, I would say that we tend towards books about people, their relationships and their lives, rather than thrillers or crime stories, although we do occasionally read these too.

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Computer Group Conversation Française
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French Conversation French RONdezvous
Gardening Guitar
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Latin Modern Jazz Appreciation
Natural History/Bird Watching Norwegian
Opera Appreciation Oser Parler Français
Painting & Drawing Painting for Pleasure
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Poetry Appreciation
Psychology for Everyday Life Reading (Non-Fiction)
Real Ale Appreciation Recorder playing
Rock Music Appreciation Skittles
Social Activities Social Bridge
Spanish Beginners 1 Spanish Conversation
Sunday Lunch Club Table Tennis
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Theatre Ukulele
Walking: Dog Walking Walking: Hill Ramblers
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