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Considering we meet up fortnightly anyway I have come up with a little idea if anyone is interested! I used to be in a book club a while back(pre grace), anway it used to be great as we would read the book over a month then meet for drinks (wine was the poison but now probably coffee), talk about the book for a while then move on to other things.
I am trying to get my brain back into thinking about other things besides baby stuff. If anyone is interested let me know as I have got a great list of books that can be read/discussed and are readily available at your local libraries.
We can arrange for a different day to the usual catch up if you would like. I know some of you like to read a good book so maybe this is your chance to make yourself do it.
Let me know and we can go from there.
a great idea. :) i was in one briefly while pregnant. i only got to read don watson's 'the decay of public language' - a bit dry, but v though-provoking. i was going to suggest something by gabriel garcia marquez (anyone know him? brilliant), but then dropped out. i would be interested, depending on the types of books. but i s'pose we could have a real mixture. what kinds of books did your club get into??
A different day would be good. Maybe meeting at night if ppl's partners are available to do some babysitting would be nice...????
Hi my names Kate and I'm mum to my beautiful 7 month old Paige and this is my first time on the hub. Just wondering about the Northside Mum's group that I've been reading about. I've been looking for a mum's group, we're based inner northside. If you wouldn't mind dropping me a line and letting me know what you guys get up to and if there's room for two more I'd be really grateful.
I'm keen as I also need to get my brain working and am sick of reading babycare books so let me know what happens.
Paigesmum check your pm for details of next meet
This is the list of a few - I can get a review on each one(the woman that runs this book club is very very organised... The books vary dramatically so look at the list and tell me what you think, we can always add some or delete some:
1. The Girl Most Likely - Rebecca Sparrow
2. The Bride Stripped Bare - Anon
3. Tender is the Night - F.Scott Fitzgerald
4. A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
5. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
6. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7. The Pursuit of Love - Nance Mitford
8. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
9. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
10. The Philosopher's Doll - Amanda Lohrey
11. A Private Man - Malcolm Knox
12. Lolita - Vladamir Nabokov
I have more but cyclone Grace has just entered the room!!!!!
Tell me what you think
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A beautiful amazing book!!! Have you read it Paula? must admit to my ignorance and say i don't know of the others, but they all sound really good! Let's ask around tomorrow at the meet and see if we can't get a small group happening! :p
what do you think of meeting in the evenings, minus bubs? I assume that would be the go!!?? can't imagine d&m book-talk with babies running amok!!
Hi everyone, just wanted to know if I qualify to join this book meet, as my girls are 5 and 8, but am due with my 3rd in august... I enjoy reading, not sure what exactly your tastes are, but am willing to give it a go... Would love to meet other mums as I don't really know many people, especially around my age or with children... Haana :)
i didn't realise books had words in them anymore!
i'd love to join too & think having it another day or night is a great idea just let me know what i need to start reading :)
Im due in August too Haana with my first and have been meaning to get to the mums group soon to meet everyone, still at uni part time for another 10 weeks or so, so will see how I go but I think the book club sounds great. I love reading, and would love to keep it up after bub comes, sounds like a lovely idea, I look forward to it :p
p.s Ive read the philosophers doll (I really liked it) I havent really heard of many of the others but looks like a good list
Hi yeaha girl, I am due 22nd august, and how fast is it approaching us? Where do you plan to have your bub? What are you studying at Uni? I was studying with my first externally, then went to College to finish my course, but unfortunately I fell pregnant, and as I couldn't juggle a family and study I deferred... Wouldn't change it for the world, I still have plenty of time when bub #3 get's bigger If I want to go back and finish what I started... Haana :)
I've read A Bride Stripped Bare - won't give details away but there are some raunchy bits (can't complain about that). It's "Anon" because apparantly it was sort of autobiographical and the author didn't want her husband to know !!
Started Lolita years ago - that's a classic - there's the movie about it - about a relationship between a man and a very young girl.
Rebecca Sparrows book won an award for qld book of the year (or something like that) and F Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby (had to read that at school).
Not familiar with the others but have heard of a few - they sound like a varied read which is good.
A bit disappointed there are no Mills and Boon ... kidding!
I'm keen for a night meet - my DH works shifts in hospitality so Mondays and Wed nights seem to be uneventful for him but if it's another night I'll just come along when I can if that is easier.
would love to join in on the book club. I was an avid reader and desperately need to get back into it. The list you have already posted looks great, very diverse. I think a night time meeting is a good idea as it would give us all a chance to talk without having to worry about bubs! As for a meeting time I am pretty flexible.
Liz (Izzy, mum to Alex)
I have sent an email to you all. If there is any email address's that I do not have (which I am sure there is,noni&lily's mum is one) please send me a PM so I can send you the meeting date,time etc which is as yet undecided:
The book we are reading is called: "The Girl Most Likely" - Rebecca Sparrow.
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