Friday morning with the Book Group

I had a great morning – and it wasn’t a visit to the allotment!  In fact this has absolutely nothing to do with my passion for growing my own vegetables.

Today was our regular monthly meeting of the book group at New Farm library. We meet at 10am on the first Friday of every month and discuss our book of the month.  These are always lively meetings and everyone has the opportunity to give us their (honest!) opinion of the book we have been reading. Usually Tatiana at the library orders the books in for us. However, if we decide to read a more obscure book we purchase those ourselves, but they are not expensive.

The decision about which book to read is made within the group, we all have the opportunity to choose. It is an interesting way to discover new authors as we have such diverse tastes.  You may love the chosen book, or you may struggle through it.  That is obviously where the lively discussions come in … “I couldn’t stand the hero!” …. or what is more likely “I must read more by this author”.

Today it was “Paris Without End” by Gioia Diliberto which tells about the time that Ernest Hemmingway lived in Paris with his first wife Hedley. This has opened up a whole new interest for me in what was going on in Paris in the 1920’s and all the amazing writers who lived there at the time.

After the meeting we adjourned to the Moray Cafe our local coffee shop. A decadent way to spend a Friday morning.

Jerry Coleby-Williams

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