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South London Book Group

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Agent Sparrow, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. zora

    zora true to the crab

    Just making a start on the Serpent. :thumbs:
     
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  2. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Am 89% through according to my kindle. If there's a load of book synopses and other post story pages at the back I think I'll just about manage it.

    So where are we meeting this Thursday? I think I vaguely said I could host because it's my birthday and that would mean Crispy could join (he hasn't read it though) and am still willing to, but I have realized this means I'll have to tidy both on my birthday and the day afterwards so if anyone else would like to host, that's cool too!
     
  3. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I can and it would suit me as I have to get up early the next day.

    :)
     
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  4. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    I'm going to bring a cake btw :cool:
     
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  5. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I will make an effort to provide superior birthday snacks. It's a day off for me so there may be actual cooking.

    PM me if you don't have my address. :)
     
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  6. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    The bookgroup book just won the Bailey's prize!

    I have ripped through it already :oops:
     
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  7. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Just realised the thread wasn't updated!

    Book The Power by Naomi Alderman. Next meeting Wed 21st June, location tbc I think.
     
  8. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

    It's a really good book - a bit slow to get into at first, but now storming along and really want to talk about it!

    Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
     
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  9. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'm sorry to be missing it but will read it on my holibobs.
     
  10. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Oh, I'm unintentionally reading last month's book, and this one is now on my list :cool:

    Still *kind of* in book group :D
     
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  11. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    The Essex Serpent - picked it up thinking it was some sort of naturalist thing...but it appears to be about luurve in the olden days. Was 50 or so pages in and is now collecting dust under the bed...so does it pick up a gear or is it endless waffling about dour widow and maid...and baffling and largely non-existent child?? Is this the book you are referring to Eme? Talk to me about it's stormingness as I am beginning to feel a tad ashamed about the increasing pile of unread books.
     
  12. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

    No, I meant The Power, but also keep going with Essex Serpent - it gets better!
     
  13. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    I can host, are we still on for wednesday?
     
  14. zora

    zora true to the crab

    I'm in for Wednesday. :)
     
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  15. HideousHog

    HideousHog Member

    Great! Yes, I'm in.
     
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  16. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Cool, we can sit outside.
     
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  17. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

    Great, thanks SK
     
  18. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Only just remembered about this now. Will be there but my snacks will be crap. :(
     
  19. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

    Will be there half 7 / 8
     
  20. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for coming, Next book is Frankenstein on the 3rd of August, location TBC.
     
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  21. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I've nearly finished The Power. Sorry to miss book group - loads to discuss!
     
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  22. HideousHog

    HideousHog Member

  23. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    We still meeting on Thursday? Anyone up for hosting?
     
  24. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I can host. :)
     
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  25. HideousHog

    HideousHog Member

    I'm up for Thursday!
    I'm overdue to host, but can't do it this time (in-laws visiting).
     
  26. zora

    zora true to the crab

    I can come as well, see you tonight chez Ms T's then?
     
  27. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

    I'm going to skip tonight cos not feeling great x
     
  28. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Who has finished the book? I am only 70% through and whilst I think I know how it ends through what I've picked up from pop culture, if everyone has finished I'm going to look up the synopses on wiki.
     
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  29. HideousHog

    HideousHog Member

    I will have finished it. I'm confidently expecting that they'll all live happily ever after.
     
  30. zora

    zora true to the crab

    I've made a decent dent in it, despite leaving it very last minute, but 70% sounds like what I'll get up to unless I get my proper skimming skates on...

    Feel better soon, eme! X
     

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