Clinging on to the disc : Sandra, Sharon, Anne, Katie, Ros, Lynette, Trish, Gabrielle and Heidi
Lost over the rim : Catherine, Mary, Heather
Business : Gabrielle reminded us that this meeting marks our 10th anniversary and she kindly provided cake, sparklers and cinematographer (Thanks Dom) to celebrate.
(We have to ‘upgrade our plan’ to be able to show this as a video – I will send via email to those who are not on Facebook)
Discussion : So this is what was said of the Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
“Irreverent and silly | Without plot | A hoot | Funny and full of references | Light and easy to read”
The book scored 3 out of 5.
Next meeting : The Good People by Hannah Kent at Ros’ house. PM or email me for address details should you need it – H
Happy Birthday everyone!
FYI from Books and Publishing
Lynette’s – 12 Linnet St, W-
In the groove : Catherine, Sandra, Trish, Mary, Sharon, Gabrielle, Ann and Heidi
Missing a beat : Heather, Ros, Katie
Business : Heidi working on an updated contacts list for distribution.
Discussion : The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain, while not universally loved by those who read it, provoked an excellent discussion. In fact, it may surprise and astonish those who weren’t there to hear that almost all the couple of hours of the meeting was taken up with actual discussion of the book!!
The Gustav Sonata scored 3
Next meeting : The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett at Lynette’s.
Enjoying the hospitality at Mary’s new pad : Louise (a blow-in), Ros, Sharon, Ann, Sandra, Katie, Lynette, Mary, Trish, Heather, Heidi
Missing in Action : Gabrielle, Catherine
Business : Heather has changed her book choice to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. We’ll discuss it in December. Lynette realised that her initial choice, The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett, is the second in the Discworld series so has also changed titles and we will now be reading The Colour of Magic for June. Ann’s choice, The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood will be our February 2018 read.
The full list of 2017/2018 choices can be seen here.
Discussion : The very few (3) who had been able to read sufficient of the book to score it, enjoyed the book. All agreed the start is very disjointed but those who persevered found it an intriguing tale with a strong sense of the period it is set in (from early 1800s).
The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox scored 2.8
We also shared some reading recommendations:
- The Wild Trees : a story of passion and daring by Richard Preston and The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
- Alaska by James Michener
- Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life by David Perlmutter and Kristin Lober