Book Group 1
|Day||3rd Monday in the Month|
|Venue||Long Sutton Library|
Group Leader Diane Scott
If you enjoy reading, then Book Group 1 has a recommendation for you!
Our Group reads one book every month, using the Library Services and we meet to review what we have read. We then rate each one from 1 – 5, accepting that our overall view for each book will vary. We respect each other’s differing views.
Book Group 1 has been meeting for 2 years now and has gone into year 3. For the first time since we started, this month we all agreed unanimously on 5/5 and decided that this book is the best one we have read as a group. Consequently we recommend it highly to you all:
Jodi Picoult – The Storyteller
It is a compelling read, it draws you in and is very well researched. It certainly is a story which will stay with you ..... Sage leads a lonely sheltered life as a baker following the death of her mother. She discovers that
one of the few people that she has allowed into her life, (they both attend the same group for those who are grieving) claims to be a former high-ranking SS official.
Picture and report from May's 2018 Meeting
We were reviewing our month’s book - Julie Summers “Jambusters” about the Women's Institute (WI) in World War 2 particularly. One of our members brought along something of relevant interest to the book. She inherited a bag containing various maps of European countries printed in colour on silk and folded small to fit in a bag the size of a purse. Apparently he was a navigator on a plane and these were probably his emergency maps if he crashed in Europe during the war.
Picture and report from April's 2018 Meeting
This month the Book group meet to discuss Kate Adie's "Fighting on the Home Front". One of our group members produced an item referred to in Kate’s book - a brass tin from the First World War. The tin has been in her family since then. Apparently, Princess Mary (17 year old daughter of George V) wanted all forces personnel both on sea and on land at Christmas 1914, to receive a gift on Christmas day. She set up a public appeal and then organised the embossed tins which were sent to the personnel. Tin contents varied slightly eg most contained tobacco but there were sweets for non-smokers. They also had a Christmas card, a photo of Princess Mary and a pencil.
The Book Club
Using the Lincolnshire Library services' excellent support the book club receives 12 books a year, a new one each month. The titles are selected by the group members at the start. This costs each member £3 per year.
The two-hour monthly meeting will discuss the book just read, giving it a rating. The book is then returned to the Library and the next month's book is collected.
The book club chose to meet at Long Sutton Library, where the welcoming staff will provide tea/coffee at each meeting ( a small 50p donation is given by each member which the library use to provide children’s equipment in the library). Biscuits are provided by the group members.
Book Club number 1 is currently full but if further U3A members would like to join the Book Club please contact Diane, who will add your name to the list which is building up to Book Group 2.