What we're about

Ever finished a book and wanted to speak to someone like-minded about it? Been online or in the library and couldn't decide what book to choose? If so, this group is for you! We will discuss and share, (re)discover authors and why not try a different genre of literature?

If you don't receive a response to your application to join the group, please message me at hulipops@gmail.com

Group rules:

Membership fees are now charged annually to cover the costs of meetup and zoom. We will provide more details once you ask to join the group. Fees are charged only to cover costs associated with running the group.

*Trial Membership: When spaces are available, offered for 2 months (costs £2.50) to ensure we are all a good fit. Please don't join unless you intend to come to those first two meetups.

We provide you with two options to discuss the monthly book choice - IRL (In real life) or zoom.

*We meet in person the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm (chit chat until the discussion proper starts at 7.30pm). Attendance at these is limited to 15 to allow free flowing conversation and reduce the risk of multiple breakaway chats which can be distracting for the host.

*We now also offer zoom meetings with unlimited attendees to discuss the same book – usually on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm (same - chit chat until the discussion proper starts at 7.30pm), and you are welcome to attend this one as well if you want to or instead.

*The group is limited to 30 members and it is important to keep the group active.

*Please note that in person meeting numbers are usually restricted to ensure that everyone gets a chance to make a contribution. As a result, you may not be able to attend every real life meeting throughout the year. Attendance is therefore on a first come basis and it is essential that you amend your RSVP if you find you cannot attend as early as possible to allow someone else to take your place. Zoom meetings are unlimited and you can attend both if you wish.

*Books are usually under 350 pages to allow everyone time to read the book during the month.

*Anyone can suggest a book of any genre but they then need to lead the discussion at the real life group and on zoom if at all possible. Just email your interest to Julia or talk to her at the end of a meeting.

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*You must show talking etiquette and respect to fellow attendees.

*We are happy to collaborate with publishing or PR companies if relevant to our group. Any events around books will be considered (book signing, theatre/cinema, etc). Message Julia.

*We have a group Whatsapp which you can join after your trial period if you let us know your phone number.

Reasons for Declining/Cancelling Membership:

* Failing to pay membership fees as requested.

* Displaying inappropriate behaviour, including persistent lateness.

* Registering for an event and then not turning up. If you change your mind, simply change your RSVP as early as possible.

* The membership will be monitored and managed on a periodic basis to ensure the membership numbers accurately reflect those considered to be active members.

* If your membership is cancelled, you are free to reapply for membership at any time, if the reason for cancellation is simply down to not registering for any events during a specific period of time.

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The Day of The Triffids by John Wyndham

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The Day of The Triffids by John Wyndham

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Before the Coffee gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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Before the Coffee gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

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