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March Main Meetup

Thanks to all who made it to the February Main Meetup. Great discussions about both books and hopefully March will bring more and exciting topics.

The books chosen for March are as follows;

Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo nominated by Eleanor.

The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler.On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was. Three months later, all Beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people on a cruise. As the melancholic Beck narrows the list of suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for casual sex, and to the psychopathology of a murderer with a distinctive--indeed, terrifying--sense of propriety..

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen nominated by Sue.

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.


Happy reading all


Other books nominated in February;
The Dalai Lama's cat by David Michie
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
Songs My Mouther Taught Me by Marlon Brando
Be Someone by Louise Voss
The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What are books for april and eleanors walkabout baby eating cult rec ? If we all walked very fast while talking we might get in the papers ?

    March 5, 2013

    • Rachel H

      Live up to the hype.

      March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nearly asked the wat bookseller if they had any books about baby eating cults. Thought better of it

      March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I didn't know a spot would come up today - have made other plans :-(. Hopefully, next time

    March 4, 2013

    • Eleanor

      No problem Linda. It was last minute.

      March 5, 2013

    • Eleanor

      I think you might have competition from pretty much the world!

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunatley, come down with a bug :(

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

    My play -now called " The Jesus Conspiracy" is showing on 5 dates in April in Liverpool at the Casa. 12/13th ,19th/20th and 15th.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I now have a dentist appointment on Monday afternoon. So anticipating the worse and I may be in discomfort going to give my spot to someone else.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Rachel. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    March 2, 2013

  • Rachel H

    Don't worry Mags you don't have to read all of the books or even any to attend. I hope you are feeling better now. Rach

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been a bit unwell over past few weeks so not managed to finish even one of the books. Have enjoyed what I have read of the Martin Beck book so far. As this is my first meeting I would still like to come along if that's ok.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe bring a friend with.

    February 27, 2013

  • Gina W.

    would love to come but decided too far away for me as I live in kirkintilloch if you ever have meeting in citycentre would come along

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies, my shifts have changed (again) and I wont be able to attend. Really enjoying reading the Martin Beck novel. kind regards. Kate

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As Eleanor says, Dan Brown is a very divisive writer. A lot of people dislike his writing, and I'm not personally a fan. However, I did enjoy the Da Vinci code. It was the first book of that genre I'd read, and it opened the door to me to other books by other writers - some worse, others better, and for that I'm grateful.

    February 16, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Hi Stephen. As a group I don't think we've read any Dan Brown, and I can't remember if any of his books have actually ever been nominated. They've definitely been discussed in a casual way though and I'd say he's definitely an author who splits opinions! Personally, I quite like him when I'm wanting an easy, entertaining read. Have only read a couple of his though. What do others think?

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at book 7 of the Martin Beck series - great books!

    February 5, 2013

    • Eleanor

      Glad you think so Kerry, I'm a little obsessed by them.

      February 10, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Both are great books. If you have an e-reader you should be able to pick up P&P for free...

    February 10, 2013

  • Jenny H.

    Seeking a copy now - and not to curry favour but it is the one you recommended Eleanor :) Hopefully will get that elusive March space... Eithe way enjoy the meetup folks!

    February 9, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Hi Jenny. Yes spaces go very quickly unfortunately! You're number one on the waiting list so I'd be confident you'll get a space. Entirely up to you if you read the books or not. Being biassed, as nominator of one, I'd say go for it! But even if you don't you're still more than welcome to attend.

    February 6, 2013

  • Jenny H.

    Can't believe the March meetup filled so quickly! Missed my chance to join up by 30 minutes! Here's hoping I can get off the waiting list... but do I read the books in case I get on the attendee list???

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very sorry I couldn't make it, I hope to be able to come in March and read the books in time for the next meetup!

    February 5, 2013

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