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Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D

Group A Leader: Linda Hornby
Group B Leader: Dot Emm
Group C and D Leader: Linda Jones

Our U3A book club, called Book Worms, meet every second Monday of the month, Group A at 11.30 - 1.00 ish and Groups B, C & D from 2.30 until about 4 pm, all at The Woodman's Rest in Shirley. We are subdivided into three groups, each of between 8 to 10 people. Each group chooses their own choice of novels over the year and very varied they all are! We have read everything from Detective Fiction, to Comedy, Tragedy, Biography, Socially Concerned Novels, Modern Best Sellers to the Classics. Everyone in each group is encouraged to suggest titles and we all love the fact that we get to read titles we wouldn't have dreamed of reading until it was suggested.

Each month, the nominal leaders of their respective groups find suitable questions on the novel just read and share these questions with their respective groups. At each meeting, we have a very lively and often fun - filled discussion of the book just read. It really doesn't matter if we like or dislike each book as the discussions make us think of aspects of that month's book in a new way. It's a very enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes every month as there is nothing better than sharing our ideas about a book we all have a shared interest in! Nobody feels left out or embarrassed about chipping in with their comments as it's a very friendly and democratic way of sharing our ideas. We've got to read books that everyone is talking about, that are being or have been turned into films and books that become talking points on the news! Overall, I'd recommend our monthly get together to anyone who enjoys reading- a lovely , sharing activity!

Every January , we have a New Year's meal at The Woodman's and the three groups join together for this. The food is great and a good time is had by all!

Anyone interested should click here to email Dot Emm - dotemm@msn

Dates for your Diary
Mon Dec 9th Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop ( Aileen's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Dec 9th GROUP A - The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - 11.00 a.m. at Deerhurst Court, Warwick Road, Solihull.
Mon Jan 13th 2020 GROUP A - Milkman by Anna Burns - 11.00 a.m. at Deerhurst Court, Warwick Road, Solihull.
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Group B - Dot's house - Social
Please contact Dot for more information
Film: The Zookeeper's Wife on Netflicks
(Most of the group have read the book!)
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Milkman by Anna Burns (Marg T's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- Somebody I Used To Know by Wendy Mitchell (Wendy's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Apr 13th 2020 Group B - Dot's Group
Book:- A Ladder To The Sky by John Boyne (Colette's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon May 11th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Gap Of Time by Jeanette Winterson (Pat's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Jun 8th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler ( Di's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
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Curry Club Family History Fine Dining French Conversation
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Luncheon club Park Walking Group Poetry Appreciation Recorder Playing
Rummikub & Bananagram Singing Sunday Lunch Club Trips and Events
Walking Wine Appreciation
More Group Pages
Art & Craft Arts Appreciation
Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D Bridge
Cinema Club Computing
Cookery Cribbage Group
Curry Club Family History
Fine Dining French Conversation
Gardening Gin Tasting
Golf Historical Figures
Luncheon club Park Walking Group
Poetry Appreciation Recorder Playing
Rummikub & Bananagram Singing
Sunday Lunch Club Trips and Events
Walking Wine Appreciation