What we're about

A book club for lovers of the written word to come together over pots of afternoon tea (and coffee) for relaxed discussion, disection and deconstruction of their favourite readings.

This group aims to help all of us get that much more out of each reading experience.

Open to all humans over 18.

You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PaperbackBookClub .

Click here (http://www.meetup.com/paperback/messages/boards/thread/29740272) to check out our current reading list for January - December 2013!

How does a book club work?

A book club generally takes the following format:

Members are all given a certain amount of time to read one chosen book - say, a month.
After that, we get together to discuss the book - for instance, its themes, characters, plot, style, etc. - and what we may have each gotten out of reading it.
The process is to help develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the novel being discussed. Generally, these discussions are meant to be enjoyable and stimulating!
Rinse and repeat :)

How is the Paperback Book Club different from other book clubs?

We'd like our discussions to be relaxed and accessible to all - not necessarily only those with English Literature degrees! Understanding and appreciation of the written word should be for everyone.
We have (or plan to have) our meetings over lovely afternoon tea spreads. This way, we can combine two of life's fundamental pleasures - books and tea!

For the PBC's FAQs, click here (http://www.meetup.com/paperback/messages/boards/thread/17337012).

If you're interested in joining us, just RSVP for the next scheduled meetup and we'll see you there!

Upcoming events (3)

Oct 2020 Book Discussion - The Night Tiger

Online event

Special participation of author Yangsze Choo. PM [masked] for the zoom details.

Reading List 2020, for Book Title, Dates,Time & Venue read description .

PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

Jan 18 We, the Survivors by Tash Aw. Feb 29 The Secret History By Donna Tart. March 28 The Boat People by Sharon Bala April 25 Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. May 30 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. June 27 The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. July 25 The Daughter of Patience by Hussin Alkheder. Aug 29 An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma. Sept 26 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak, Oct 31 The Night Tiger, by Yangtze Choo. Nov 28 This Earth of Mankind (Bumi Manusia) by Prameodya Ananta Toer. Dec 19 The Age of Smiling Secrets by Aneeta Sundararaj

Brain Science and behaviour
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

A call out to those of you interested in neuroscience, psychology, behaviour, cognitive science, psycholinguistics or anything which affects perception and behaviour of humans. . We could discuss books, articles podcasts such as http://www.radiolab.org/story/91496-who-am-i/ the exact nature of this meetup can be decided later according to members wishes Time and date to be decided later according to majority wishes. Most probably on a Saturday Afternoon 3-5 or 5-7 pm at a cafe at Nusentral

Past events (176)

PBC September 2020 Book Discussion

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