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August Meeting

Attendees : David, Heather, Heidi, Margaret, Sharon, Vic

Apologies : Gabrielle, Katie, Beverley, Trish, Mary

Business :

  1. Film Club – when we initiated the film club we were going to keep membership within Springwood BookThieves with the host inviting friends but, as none other than Sharon and Heidi from BookThieves have attended the two film nights it was agreed that membership of the film club should be separate from BookThieves.  The next Film Club meeting will be at Catherine’s this coming Friday 14th August at 7:30pm. Bring a friend if you like, some nibbles and fluffy socks.
  2. HSC students attending discussion of Maestro – Mary informed me that Maestro is being studied by some HSC classes and requested that student family/friends be allowed to attend next month’s meeting. This was agreed to.
  3. Next meeting : venue has changed to Heidi’s place. We will be reading Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy. There are a couple of copies in the library but you’ll have to put your reserves on quick. It is out of stock at the Book Depository 😦

Discussion : David led discussion of Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow very ably, having put a lot of thought and effort into it. We had a lively and far ranging discussion.

The score we arrived at at the meeting has been amended slightly as I got an email score from Beverley which I did not read until this morning. The final score is 3.5 out of 5.

Out of interest I looked up a few of the real-life characters in the book :

J P Morgan
Harry Houdini
Henry Ford
Emma Goldman
Evelyn Nesbit

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