48 John Bright Street, Birmingham
Everyone is welcome to join our Book Discussion Evening. We share views and impressions of the book in a moderated discussion. Opinions are often divided, but the debate is always friendly and respectful.
The meeting lasts two hours with a half time drinks break. There is more socialising time before and after the meeting.
We always like to meet new people. If you’re considering coming for the first time, please have a look at our ‘Notes for New Members’. (More > Files from the menu at the top of the page.)
We will also choose the book for next month’s discussion. If you have a suggestion, please email to the message board. [masked] You can also raise suggestions on the night. If you have a proposal, we’ll ask you to give a brief summary at the meeting (2-3 minutes) and it will then be put to a vote. If your book wins you can chair the discussion if you want to, but it isn’t obligatory.
The choice of books is entirely up to the group, but some guidelines are:
· Available in paperback (for affordability)
· Not too long or too short. [masked] pages seems to work best.
· Middle to highbrow in literary quality
· We have primarily chosen fiction, but are quite open to non-fiction choices
· A book that gives us plenty to talk about
There’s a list of books we have discussed in the past on the site. (More > Files from the menu at the top of the page.)
The book coming second always goes back into the vote next time. At November's meeting this was 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus.
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt
Like meeting new people and making the most of my spare time
Call me Tony
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I am not I; thou art not he or she; they are not they.
New to B'ham and I am and avid reader/cinema goer. Looking forward to talking about books again.
Love books, love socialising :)
I read too much as it is, thought I'd try make it a bit more social doing it!