Forest Town & District

Book Club

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The Book Group are downloading extracts of books from the Library Service- Inspire - we will read a different extract each week.

When you have finished reading the piece send your comments to the Website editor for inclusion on our Facebook page and on this page.

Comment around the style, the setting, the excitement, the thrill of the words - or not - does the extract inspire you to read more of the book?

Ann

06/07/20 - A short story this week. Read on a hot day to cool down. It is set in the freezing temperatures of Yukon, the smallest territory of Canada.- To Build a Fire - Jack London.

29/06/20 A book and a video for you this week - The Book Thief - by Markus Zusak
The book: The Book Thief
The video: The Book Thief video

22/06/20 A bit different book extract this week! A True story. Life in the raw! Hard and brutal: Ada Blackjack by Jennifer Niven.

15/06/20 This weeks extract is from The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin.

08/06/20 This weeks read is: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

01/06/20 This weeks read is: The Enemy by Lee Child.

25/05/20 Our book for this week is: French Women Don\'t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

18/05/20 This weeks excerpt to read and comment on is: Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel

11/05/20 Our next read is: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

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Click on ths link: Nineteen Minutes and it will take you straight to the extract.

The extract is taken from Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Picoult.

Comments for Nineteen Minutes:

From Ann Stanford
I was drawn to the opening of the book. What could you do in 19 minutes? The author draws out the ordinary everyday lives of the characters almost to the point of annoying the reader because, surely, something catastrophic is going to happen - and of course it does. A high school shooting. Lives, that were so future sure were now changed forever. I would like to read the rest of the book because I’m sure Jodie Picoult will resolve the dilemmas of this horrific event in a surprising perceptive way.

From Sue Harkin
An interesting read, it seems to be mainly concentrating on introducing the characters. I found myself wanting to know what would happen next. How would Josie react to events? What happened to precipitate the event? Well chosen Ann.

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In line with the changes the Coronavirus has impacted on our daily lives the Book Group will not be meeting until further notice. Inspire have audio books and magazines on line to read - even Hilary Mantel’s new masterpiece of nearly 1,000 pages is there! It took me two months to read Wolf Hall so plenty of reading matter to weather the self isolation.

Ann

Group Leader: Ann Stanford.

To send Ann a message click on the bird symbol on the right.

The Book Club will hopefully meet again on the First Monday of the Month - 10.30am at the Forest Town library.

The Library services allocate a new book every month.
At the meetings the book of the month will be reviewed in a light- hearted way over tea and biscuits and a new title issued to read during the following month.
A great strength of a Book Club is the wide range of books offered and possibly includes books that you would have never chosen to read.
(You may not like all the books and don't get past Chapter 3 but that's OK!! )

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Ambling Along Art Appreciation Group
Bird watching Book Club
Book Exchange Bridge for all abilities
Computer and IT Group Country Dancing
Craft Cryptic Crosswords
Current Affairs Dining Out
Gardening Local History
Lunch Club Music Appreciation Group
National Trust Visits Off Road Cycling
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