Archive for May 7th, 2009

White Tiger or White Elephant?

Me on realising my venue faux-pas!

Me on realising my venue faux-pas!

Thanks for a wonderful book group last night! It was a lot of fun- despite my venue muddle!- and great to have some very vigorous White Tiger discussion, encompassing everything from what constitutes a “Booker Prize winner” to the movable definition of civilization. For all we weren’t completely convinced by White Tiger, I think it managed to generate some really interesting discussion.

We’ve got a special treat this month, a sneaky pre-publication peak at a first novel and a hardback. Surely, the definition of luxury! And it’s also quite exciting that this is a regional author. Well, okay, Alice de Smith is originally from Cambridge but we’re certainly claiming her as our own- she’s been based in the Newcastle for a number of years and has written extensively for the Live Theatre, among many other things. She also won a Northern Writers Award in 2007 which helped to bring Welcome to Life into being. So, it will be very interesting to be among the first people to  see what we make of it. And you’re a difficult lot to please- if Welcome to Life wins your approval, it will be better than winning the Booker! Enjoy the read. x


Meetings

Tuesday 10 June 2014
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Tuesday 8 July 2014
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Tuesday 12 August 2014
Summer Recommendations Party
Bring along the best book you've read in the last year and recommend to the group!

Tuesday 9 September 2014
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Tuesday 14 October 2014
Crooked Maid by Dan Vyeleta

Tuesday 11 November 2014
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Flier

Tuesday 9 December 2014
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Read the book and come along. Eat cake. Discuss.

On: second TUESDAY of every month from 6.30pm-8pm.

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