It was great to have Louise Doddrell our group and welcome to Rae Jeffers, I hope you enjoy our book chats Rae.
Everyone seems to have done some reading, although Christmas is a busy time and we don’t always have time to indulge in quiet moments for reading.
Our Souls at Night written by Kent Haruf was enjoyed and well known by several members of the group. He has other books in the Library so they might be worth a read. Unlikely Friendships a book about friendships between dogs and other animals/people, and also along the animal line A Cat named Bob, which has been made into a film.
Stephen Fry wrote the mystery The Book of Dead, a good one if you enjoy a murder mystery. Freeing Peter the book written by Peter Greste’s family of the efforts and toll it took on their family to free their son and brother from an Egyptian prison is worth reading. The Good People written by Hannah Kent author of Burial Rites has been read by some of our group, it is a different style of story telling taken from very old Court cases, this one was set in Ireland and revealed the deep superstition that existed in the time the story was written. Wendy Solomon wrote Kitty’s Despair. This was built around characters from Pride and Prejudice, Wendy also wrote Portrait of a Duke. Other books read and enjoyed over the break were Brooklyn now a movie, High and Hidden Place by Michelle Clare Lucas, Working Class Boy Jimmy Barnes biography and Ubuntu, the tale of a motor bike ride from one end of Africa to the other. A lot of interesting African culture appeared throughout the book.
Keep reading and if you haven’t read any books still come along and hear what everyone else is reading and enjoy a cuppa with us. See you on the 7th March.