REALM OF BOOKS
|Due to the CoVid 19 virus the Realm of Books meetings are cancelled for the timebeing. Please watch this space for updates.|
The meetings are held at All Saints Church, Newmarket on the 4th Friday of the month starting at 2.30 pm.
The Realm of Books are continuing discussion about books we have read via email, rather than at our previous face-to-face meetings. Little did we know, when we made our choices, what lay ahead of us.
It may be more difficult to get hold of books at the moment, however please do let me have your thoughts on the books you may now have the time to read when you are not gardening, tidying or doing crosswords during this challenging time. If you don’t normally come to Realm of Books please feel free to join in.
In March- Although most of us felt that Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie was well worth reading, some expressed that it was not a book to give us cheer during the current crisis. The same can be said for another of her novels - Burnt Shadows.
April - The Realm of Books are continuing successfully reviewing the books we have read via email. The main book for April was ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ by Salley Vickers. Our comments can be found in the link Covid 19 Book Group April as well as reviews for other books our members have read.
The Realm of Books group had chosen the author Christie Watson for May and the reviews will appear on the website shortly. As the group are inevitably running differently at the moment many members have also been reading other books, during our extra leisure time, and we have some interesting reviews for these also.
The June meeting for the Realm of Books took place via Zoom. The discussion about Jodi Taylor’s novels ‘Just one damned thing after another’ and ‘A Trail Through Time’ was quite a different experience, but also interesting and it was good to see so many faces again after four months. Our group enjoyed Jodi Taylor’s. fantasy style novels more than we thought we would and some intend reading more of her books, going back in time to witness history. The list of reviews can be found on the website Covid-19 Book Group June.
In July the plan was to have met up to select some new authors; however, thanks to email, we have still managed to come up with a varied list of books - see Timetable July to December 2020. None of us know quite what is in store for us but we are exploring ideas to keep our group thriving.
We always welcome new faces.
Read reports of previous books we have read via the link on this page.