PAISLEY BOOK CLUB
The first meeting of this club was held on 3 November at 12 noon at The Burgh Bar Lacy Street Paisley
A big thanks first of all to the Burgh Bar for providing free soup and sandwiches to get this local club off to a good first meeting. Lovely attentive staff. I can highly recommend the vegetable broth which was very tasty. The meeting was in the dining area of the Burgh Bar on Lacy Street. This was light and airy and ideal for hosting a meeting as there were large tables for us all to gather round and chat.
Thanks to Jenni for taking the pictures of the first meeting.
The Novellist Lynn Steigleder Supplied his book The Rising Tide. Thanks Lynn also for your generosity. Celia volunteered to be the first to read this and provide comments on this book.
The topic of the first meeting was Favourite Books
One book surprisingly was the favourite of 3 of the members., namely Jennifer, Hannah and Vivienne. This was “To kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee. All 3 said they were engrossed by the book the characters and the wide ranging issues that it dealt with. I suppose the fact that 3 members voted for the same book shows that the classics stand the test of time.
Myra’s favourite author was John Irving. She felt that although some of his stories require you to suspend belief that it the point of escapist fiction. She also felt that despite the dysfunctionality of some of the characters you always felt sympathy which is no mean feat of an author. He has just published a new book and Myra is looking forward to reading this when it comes out in paperback next year.
Joyce’s favourite author was nearer at home being Christopher Brookmyre. She loved his references to Glasgow, often used phrases and his humour.
Celia said she used to be an avid reader but due to a variety of commitments had got out of the way. She prefers though the Murder/thriller genre.
There was general chat about other books and also adaptation of books to film. Whilst it was felt this sometimes detracted from the novel on the whole there had been some success. Mention was made of One flew over the cuckoo’s nest; To kill a Mocking Bird to name but a few.
Then books were swapped so that all members went away with some fresh reading for the month of November.
All in all a very successful first meeting . The topic suggested by some of the members for the next meeting was Murder – this can take any form and the suggestion is that you come along a talk about a book that has a Murder in it… there will be a vote on the web site for either Wednesday night or Saturday lunch time as an ideal time to hold the next meeting etc…
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