Happy New Year! Hope you had a great festive period - with the wild fun or peace + rest - whichever you needed! Only a week to go to the 1st meet of the book club of the year next Monday. As I've said the book is pretty short at approx 200 pages and not too difficult to read in a few days.
However I did find it a bit tricky to locate copies in the standard local Waterstones. There were plenty on Amazon but I'd left it too late. No doubt the local libraries have it. I was astounded by how most of the chains now just have a very few shelves of classics - I love modern books too but it's a pity that it was really hard to see anything of the classics except what has been a recent film or TV serial. Anyway the helpful chap at my local Waterstones located some for me in their flagship Piccadilly store - this is the biggest bookshop in Europe, so it ought to have some.
Sure enough the Waterstones in Piccaddilly, just 2 minutes from Piccadilly station, had 30+ copies including the cheap and perfectly good ones from the "Wordsworth Classics" series, priced at a lovely ?1.99.
Hope you will join us next week, starting the year as you mean to go on, by diving in, trying new things, living by the principle that the more you put into life, the more you get out!!
We have a monthly book discussion and various general social events at least monthly e.g. Sunday lunch pub roast, occasional movie, picnic in the summer (ever optimistic for the British summer) etc.
The book discussion Meetups take place on Mondays though I am now trying out Sundays aternoons occasionally for people who might find a Monday difficult. Obviously you'll get more out of it if you've read the book and we won't hold back on discussing the ending which may result in spoilers - but it's not compulsory to have finished the book to attend.
Hope you'll be joining us soon for either or both the book meetups & the socials and please do make suggestions if you'd like to try a particular venue or activity.