What a fun afternoon we had! As usual the discussions went off the track a few times. 84 Charing Cross provided a wonderful recipe for Yorkshire Pudding, this book is still doing the rounds of the group. Dorothy then provided a huge book from 2003 Movie and Video Guide with all details of movies and videos produced from 2003 back.
We then talked about how `Google’ has stopped all those arguments and discussions around the table with everyone having a different answer, now just google and the answer is there.
Australian books mentioned were Out of Alice by Kerry McGuiness; Diamonds and Dust a story of a Northern Territory cattle station, it’s culture and aboriginal heritage and Queen of the Road.
High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel, (author of The Life of Pi) is comprised of 3 stories and like the author’s previous book was a different read. Maxine enjoyed a book of short stories by Canadian writer Alice Munro and also The View from Castle Rock. Back in time we then went to The Alchemist about a shepherd who wanted to see the Pyramids.
We had a very funny discussion about books that come in paper bags!...... and one of our group – no names – had an experience with the hose of the vacuum cleaner at the car wash that was determined to remove her trousers.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 2nd August at 2 p.m.