Apologies : Heidi
Attendees : Catherine, Vic, Catherine, Margaret, Catherine, Katie, Catherine, Sharon, Catherine, Trish, Catherine, Ros, Catherine, Mary, Catherine, BeverlyCatherine, and Gab
- Next meeting is at Sharon’s. We will be reading Babylon’s Ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
Discussion : Scoring for Once averaged out to 4 with most people who had read it really enjoying it. Margaret wasn’t able to get past the first couple of chapters as, for her, it was too close to home. She said that people talked about that period of time as being modern history but for her it was her life. We had a lively discussion, mostly staying on the topic of the book and Gleitzman’s clever style of writing. We were also to discuss it from different view points as some of us had read it with our kids so it was interesting to hear their interpretation of events in the book and how they dealt with often difficult to comprehend subject material.