Our group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month downstairs in Washington library. Occasionally it may be changed so please check each month. We meet at 10.00
We have a friendly group who get the chance to comment on the book we have read but there is no pressure to speak out if you’d rather not. We are given a book each month by the library team and again while of course we would like you to read it, there is no pressure to read it to the end if you hate it. Life is definitely too short. Please just come along to hear what is being said and join in if you feel you’d like to
I couldn’t attend the last meeting but as our book had been Without You There is no Us by Suri Kim set in North Korea Susan Gray was the ideal person to oversee the discussion as she recently visited the country. I am told it was a very interesting meeting with much discussion about the regime and what we learned from Suri Kim’s account of teaching in a university. She is in fact a journalist but pretended to be a Christian doing out reach work. I found it fascinating and it reminded me, not that i need reminding, how precious our freedom is. Susan I gather talked about her visit and afterwards forwarded a list of books that she read after returning. I have included that list on the next page. There was also some discussion about whether the format should be changed.. The consensus seems to be a general satisfaction, if there is anything that anyone is dissatisfied with I hope they will free to speak about it to the others, we’re a friendly group and will listen . I’m always saying this is not my group, I just do the paperwork..
Our next book is very different - According to Yes by Dawn French. We meet on he 18th February,
I really enjoyed our discussion of Do No Harm. There was a lot to say and although it was quite a small group this time, everyone contributed. We decided not to meet in December as its very near Christmas and thought many wouldn’t turn up. Our next meeting will be on January 22nd. The book is Without You There is No Us by Suri Kim. Ther are still copies at the library if you ask at the desk.
Ive been asked if anyone who has a reading group book from previous months if you could return them as quickly as possible as its becoming difficult for the librarians to get enough copies of some books to distribute to the many groups they have to look after. They’d be very grateful. I’ve seen the grid they work from and it must be a nightmare..
I mentioned to the group that someone who has now left had hoped for a social side to the group. It’s not something I want to organise but there’s no reason at all why members can’t arrange coffee afterwards. There’s no shortage of places to go.