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Do you love English books and movies? Join our club! We will meet once per month to review a book and choose a new one. We will also meet once per month to watch a movie together and discuss it over a cup of coffee.

Geplande evenementen (5)

ONLINE Book Club Meeting - The Life & Times of Michael K

'THE LIFE & TIMES OF MICHAEL K' by J.M. Coetzee

"In a South Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take his ailing mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. This life affirming novel goes to the center of human experience—the need for an interior, spiritual life; for some connections to the world in which we live; and for purity of vision."

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Read the book and join us for a lively discussion about the contents during our afternoon book club meeting.

PLEASE NOTE:

Following government guidelines with regard to the Corona-virus, this experience will be conducted ONLINE instead of face-2-face.

This means that you may log into the discussion via your PC, laptop, or mobile device through the link that is shown in the details. You will then be able to participate via video and audio from the comfort of your home.

We will resume face-2-face meetings at De Overburen once things have settled and it is again safe for everyone.

So everyone, be safe, stay healthy, and looking forward to seeing you on-line.

Best regards,
Sandra

ONLINE Book Club Meeting - The Midnight Library

Online evenement

'THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY' by Matt Haig

"Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?"

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Read the book and join us for a lively discussion about the contents during our afternoon book club meeting.

PLEASE NOTE:

Following government guidelines with regard to the Corona-virus, this experience will be conducted ONLINE instead of face-2-face.

This means that you may log into the discussion via your PC, laptop, or mobile device through the link that is shown in the details. You will then be able to participate via video and audio from the comfort of your home.

We will resume face-2-face meetings at De Overburen once things have settled and it is again safe for everyone.

So everyone, be safe, stay healthy, and looking forward to seeing you on-line.

Best regards,
Sandra

ONLINE Book Club Meeting - Empress Orchid

Online evenement

'EMPRESS ORCHID' by Anchee Min

"From a master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young concubine who becomes China’s last empress. Min introduces the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid, and weaves an epic of a country girl who seized power through seduction, murder, and endless intrigue. When China is threatened by enemies, she alone seems capable of holding the country together.
In this “absorbing companion piece to her novel Becoming Madame Mao” (New York Times), readers and reading groups will once again be transported by Min’s lavish evocation of the Forbidden City in its last days of imperial glory and by her brilliant portrait of a flawed yet utterly compelling woman who survived, and ultimately dominated, a male world.

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Read the book and join us for a lively discussion about the contents during our afternoon book club meeting.

PLEASE NOTE:

Following government guidelines with regard to the Corona-virus, this experience will be conducted ONLINE instead of face-2-face.

This means that you may log into the discussion via your PC, laptop, or mobile device through the link that is shown in the details. You will then be able to participate via video and audio from the comfort of your home.

We will resume face-2-face meetings at De Overburen once things have settled and it is again safe for everyone.

So everyone, be safe, stay healthy, and looking forward to seeing you on-line.

Best regards,
Sandra

ONLINE Book Club Meeting - 'Seabiscuit' by Laura Hillebrand

'SEABISCUIT' by Laura Hillenbrand

'Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.'

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Read the book and join us for a lively discussion about the contents during our afternoon book club meeting.

PLEASE NOTE:

Following government guidelines with regard to the Corona-virus, this experience will be conducted ONLINE instead of face-2-face.

This means that you may log into the discussion via your PC, laptop, or mobile device through the link that is shown in the details. You will then be able to participate via video and audio from the comfort of your home.

We will resume face-2-face meetings at De Overburen once things have settled and it is again safe for everyone.

So everyone, be safe, stay healthy, and looking forward to seeing you on-line.

Best regards,
Sandra

Vorige evenementen (27)

ONLINE Book Club Meeting - 'Misery' by Stephen King

Online evenement