On 18 Jan 2011 at 6:07pm Chillie123 wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a "Book Club" in Lewes? You know, you all get together, read a book and then discuss said book...
On 18 Jan 2011 at 6:56pm jrsussex wrote:
I read every day, always have done so joined a book club once, it bored me to tears. Someone picks a book which you all have to read and, as you say, discuss it. In my case a number of the books were not my kind of book so what with having to read it and then sit and discuss it made my evening. I don't think!!!
On 18 Jan 2011 at 8:43pm Newmania wrote:
Someone was trying to get sonme interest for a book club on this forum only a week or two ago
On 18 Jan 2011 at 8:44pm MC wrote:
I used to belong to a book club. I found it illuminating to read books that I'd have otherwise ignored and generally felt richer for the experience (although a couple didn't pop my cork). How others interpreted the books was fascinating.. the different ways that supposedly similar people see the same book is often quite surprising.
It was a male book club and sessions were usually accompanied with a bottle of whisky. I am of the opinion that whisky helped things along considerably.
On 18 Jan 2011 at 9:53pm holly wrote:
There are loads - ask at Lewes Library for a list of those accepting new members. Book clubs are great!
On 18 Jan 2011 at 10:40pm Jude wrote:
I've been trying to join one for ages. Yes, someone was trying to get one set up via this forum before xmas, not sure what has happened to that.
I've tried the library - they put you in touch with a book club when they get spaces. The library book club is full.
Chillie123, maybe we could start a forum book club ?
On 18 Jan 2011 at 10:47pm Sam Spam wrote:
I was talking about this before Christmas and postponed it until now.... anybody want to meet up in, say, the Lewes Arms sometime and start one (Mrs Spam included) please respond and we can start the ball rolling again.
On 19 Jan 2011 at 8:59am Nick wrote:
Count me in for this please
On 19 Jan 2011 at 10:54am Clifford wrote:
I agree with jrsussex on this: as soon as it becomes a duty to read a book for any reason I find it almost impossible to do so, and yet I read a lot. I suppose in my case it's a hangover from the 'set books' for exams, when reading was made a chore rather than a pleasure.
On 19 Jan 2011 at 1:34pm Chillie123 wrote:
Count me in as well.
On 19 Jan 2011 at 2:58pm Sam Spam wrote:
splendid!....I'll check with Mrs Spam and post some dates up on here soon, in the meantime, if you know anybody else who wants to join but doesn't play on here, please met them know too.....
On 19 Jan 2011 at 3:56pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Count me in too ! Can we make it a Thursday night please.... ?
On 19 Jan 2011 at 5:01pm Chillie123 wrote:
Thursday night is good for me too
On 19 Jan 2011 at 7:51pm Sam Spam wrote:
OK - Can we say Thursday 3rd February in the Lewes Arms at 8 o'clock?....if anybody coming brings a book with them (just so we can all identify each other!)..hope to see you there!!!
On 20 Jan 2011 at 4:28pm jrsussex wrote:
As said not a book club man but love reading. PLease let me know of any good books you come across, preferably non-fiction. Although the wife, avid reader, prefers fiction so perhaps you could let her know as well.
On 20 Jan 2011 at 8:45pm Sam Spam wrote:
please follow the new posts and if your wife fancies coming along then she is more than welcome!
On 27 Jan 2011 at 12:05am Brixtonbelle wrote:
jr sussex - suggest you read the literary reviews in weekend papers - all the broadsheets have them. Then get the library to order the ones you fancy.