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South London Book Group

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

  1. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Watching to see what you're going to read next. I had a bit of a disaster with this book - I have 2 copies finally in 2 different languages but haven't read much tbh.

    I'll try again next month.
     
  2. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    I think I may officially have "a head"
     
  3. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Me too!

    The next book is Jane Eyre. Meeting on 20th October.
     
  4. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'm bloody loving Jane Eyre as an adult. Can't wait to discuss it. :thumbs:
     
  5. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Does anyone fancy seeing the National's production of Jane Eyre? It's on for another few weeks?
     
  6. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

    I saw the flier for that when I was down there and wasn't really convinced - said 'it's not often you find JE funny, but....'
     
  7. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Sounds good.
     
  8. zora

    zora true to the crab

    Oh, Mr Rochester just got his first mention!
    I have to say, the story of HideousHog's bookgroup demise is adding a lot of frisson to the read. :D
     
  9. HideousHog

    HideousHog Member

    Jane Eyre, my place, this Friday.
    PM me if you need the address!
     
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  10. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Let's hope Book Group survives the dreaded Jane Eyre! :D
     
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  11. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    I think we can all breathe a sigh of relieve that Book group remains intact despite the allegedly emotive subject of Jane’s leaving! Thank you very much HideousHog for hosting :)

    The (from my perspective, unexpected!) book for next month is the brand spanking new La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Book of Dust Series) by Philip Pullman. Next meeting is Monday 20th November.

    FYI the hardback copy from Book Depository and Amazon is half price and therefore same price as kindle version.
     
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  12. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Oh, and Crispy has expressed some interest in reading this one so hope it’s ok if we host?
     
  13. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

  14. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Not that I am condoning such practices ;) but I also understand that there is a free torrent out there.

    6% in; I do wonder whether those who haven’t read the original trilogy might benefit from reading a fairly detailed synopsis of them before starting.
     
  15. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    That's fine.
     
  16. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Just sat down to start reading in earnest (I’m just over half way through) and remembered my first born took my kindle to the beginning and completely lost my place :mad:
     
  17. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    This is tomorrow!

    Unfortunately we rather spontaneously started redoing our kitchen floor today and our lounge is full of kitchen crap. sleaterkinney has therefore very kindly offered to host in the circumstances. I’ll be very happy to host in the new year (when you can all gaze in wonder upon our new kitchen floor).
     
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  18. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Lovely seeing everyone yesterday and thanks again sleaterkinney for short notice hosting.

    Next book is the short and seasonal The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson, with next meet being the 21st Dec.
     
  19. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Hello bookclubbers! Festive book group is fast approaching and i’m Planning food so can I check that everyone is coming and that you’re bringing The following:

    HideousHog - starter/nibbles
    eme - tbc. maybe join forces with HideousHog?
    sleaterkinney + A - cheese and biscuits
    Agent Sparrow - dessert
    zora + alsoknownas - Baileys and Xmas crackers

    Everyone - wine! And a secret Santa book.
     
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  20. zora

    zora true to the crab

    Affirmative! :)
     
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  21. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Yep! I have a new pudding plan in mind and a day of leave beforehand, but if it all goes horribly wrong there's always M&S as a backup.

    How easy is it to make meringue?
     
  22. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Pretty easy! Especially if you have an electric whisk. You can make it in advance and if it goes wrong there’s always Eton mess!
     
  23. zora

    zora true to the crab

    Yes, pretty easy with electric whisk. One thing I would say is to follow the instructions for the meringue quite carefully, e. g. adding the sugar gradually and not over-whisking. If you whisk past the "stiff peaks, glossy shine, hold-bowl-upside - down-above- your-head" - stage , it will go all liquidy again.

    Sounds intriguing. :)
     
  24. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    I do feel a bit fraudulent sneaking along for the Xmas special having not put in the long hard slog through the less celebratory months. But I've heard there's already been precedence set :hmm:, so I don't feel too bad!
     
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  25. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Every month's a party at book group.
     
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  26. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    alsoknownas, my first book group was the Christmas special. My book suggestions got picked and, well after that I had to come back!

    In hindsight I wonder if it was a set up :hmm:
     
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  27. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    I can teaser-reveal that the Bailey's has a slight twist to it this year. Controversial I know, but we both feel that the group will approve.
     
  28. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Not this one - I don't like Bailey's!
     
  29. zora

    zora true to the crab

    You weren't to know this, alsoknownas, but the Bailey's is a very new xmas bookgroup tradition, as recently established as last year, single-handedly and -mindedly by a certain E. :D
    I for one am very much looking forward to the Bailey's surprise, and I am sure so will E.! :)
     
  30. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Last year it wasn't even Bailey's! It was Amarula I think - given to me by another urbanite.
     

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