Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Agent Sparrow, Jan 31, 2015.
Just making a start on the Serpent.
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!
I can and it would suit me as I have to get up early the next day.
I'm going to bring a cake btw
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.
The bookgroup book just won the Bailey's prize!
I have ripped through it already
Just realised the thread wasn't updated!
Book The Power by Naomi Alderman. Next meeting Wed 21st June, location tbc I think.
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!
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I'm sorry to be missing it but will read it on my holibobs.
Oh, I'm unintentionally reading last month's book, and this one is now on my list
Still *kind of* in book group
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.
No, I meant The Power, but also keep going with Essex Serpent - it gets better!
I can host, are we still on for wednesday?
I'm in for Wednesday.
Great! Yes, I'm in.
Cool, we can sit outside.
Great, thanks SK
Only just remembered about this now. Will be there but my snacks will be crap.
Will be there half 7 / 8
Thanks all for coming, Next book is Frankenstein on the 3rd of August, location TBC.
I've nearly finished The Power. Sorry to miss book group - loads to discuss!
I've discovered that there are two or three quite different editions of Frankenstein.
I'm reading the original 1818 version, which seems to be the generally-critically-approved option.
FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus (Uncensored 1818 Edition - Wisehouse Classics) eBook: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
We still meeting on Thursday? Anyone up for hosting?
I can host.
I'm up for Thursday!
I'm overdue to host, but can't do it this time (in-laws visiting).
I can come as well, see you tonight chez Ms T's then?
I'm going to skip tonight cos not feeling great x
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.
I will have finished it. I'm confidently expecting that they'll all live happily ever after.
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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