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Book Club - Redbourn,St.Albans,H arpenden

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April81 Mon 26-Sep-11 23:26:14

Hi, I moved to Redbourn last year and looking to join or start a book club. Could you please let me know of a local one or if anyone is interested in starting one?

HalleLouja Tue 27-Sep-11 09:02:22

There was a thread about one but seemed to die a death. Am in wheathampstead end would be keen to join one.

April81 Tue 27-Sep-11 12:32:46

Hi HalleLouja,

That's great. Let's hope we get a few more takers (fingers crossed!) :-)

milaj Tue 27-Sep-11 15:22:28

Hi! I am in St Albans and would like to join a book club too!

April81 Tue 27-Sep-11 23:14:21

Hi milaj,

Great! Let's see if we get a few more people over the next few days...

April81 Thu 29-Sep-11 15:53:48

Hi,

I found this site www.bookgourmets.co.uk/ which is looking for members around St.Albans to start their first book club here. I registered my interest so waiting to see what happens next. Worth checking it out!

stargazer1 Thu 29-Sep-11 19:54:13

Hi,
I'm in Wheathampstead and I'd potentially be interested.

HalleLouja Thu 29-Sep-11 20:38:06

Gaining some interest. It might be worth using a neutral venue if we have enough interest....

I'd be interested in a few months when my baby might please god be sleeping better

April81 Fri 30-Sep-11 14:02:35

Hi,

Looks like we've got a few more 'interests'..should we think about meeting up for a 'get to know' session and decide on a book?? I just don't want the thread to die...

milaj Fri 30-Sep-11 21:04:44

Hi,

I agree with April about meeting up. Any suggestions?

HalleLouja Mon 03-Oct-11 09:22:51

Shall we decide on a book and a location / time to meet? I think we should meet in the evenings but am not too hot at getting places on time with my 4 month old still needing me to feed her....

April81 Mon 03-Oct-11 13:38:01

Yes, evenings are better for me too. I'm fine with St.Albans/Harpenden or Redbourn as a location. It looks like it's going to be the three of us for now...Are we deciding on a book when we meet up? I've got a few sugesstions :-)

ivylady Mon 03-Oct-11 21:32:47

Hello all - I too would like to join a book group, I am based in Harpenden, and evenings are best for me too, once the little ones are settled down.

NKfe1272cX1158161fcc2 Tue 04-Oct-11 10:53:14

I'd love to join a book group too - evenings by far the best for me too! I'm in Redbourn so St Albans/Harpenden/Redbourn are great for me.

April81 Tue 04-Oct-11 12:29:26

What about a date within the next two weeks? I'm pretty much ok to meet any day between the 10th-24th (as of now!)

ivylady Tue 04-Oct-11 21:12:32

11th, 18th or 20th good for me - or 1st, 2nd, 3rd November after half term. Anyone got a suggestion of good venue: not really familiar with pubs around here. Pub seems the best option?

April81 Wed 05-Oct-11 12:49:10

Shall we say the 20th for now and see if it's convenient for all to make it? Looks like it's just the two of us as of now!

HalleLouja Wed 05-Oct-11 18:59:19

Do we need time to read the book first?

April81 Wed 05-Oct-11 23:12:50

I guess I misunderstood...I thought we were going to decide on a book when we meet up. If we are meeting after reading the book then I guess we'll have to decide on what to read first!! Shall we put our suggestions forward and pick the book which gets the most votes?

I suggest one of the following:

1). Sepulchre - By Kate Moss
The story is based in two time periods, 1891 and present day (2007), and follows two female protagonists.

2). Enduring Love - By Ian McEwan
Two strangers become perilously entangled after witnessing a deadly accident.

I've read quiet a lot of positive reviews about both books so thought of naming them as our (possible) first book to read. :-)

ivylady Thu 06-Oct-11 09:04:44

I have read Enduring Love many years ago but would also like to read Sepulchre, so happy with either choice.

Another suggestion: and a book I have just read is Room by Emma Donoghue:
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/01/room-emma-donoghue-review-fritzl
It's quite a short, easy read but I think could cause a lot of discussion!

HalleLouja Thu 06-Oct-11 09:59:54

Not a fan of Enduring Love but not fussy apart from.that.

April81 Thu 06-Oct-11 12:19:46

I vote for 'Room' by Emma Donoghue. I agree with ivylady in the fact that it'll cause a lot of discussion.

kidsfromfame Thu 06-Oct-11 20:25:19

Hi

I'm in Harpenden, and would love to join a book club. Can travel, and am happy with evening meet ups. I've read Enduring Love, but not Sepulchre or Room.

Am I in?!

ivylady Thu 06-Oct-11 21:50:10

Hi - So 'Room' seems like a good choice. Shall we name a date then? Do we need to look a bit further ahead to give everyone a chance to read the book? Or is 20th October a good date?

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