Reading Group

Reading Group

The Reading Group meets in the Waterview Lounge from 1.30pm – 3.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  This group is theme based and you can read fact or fiction in any written form of your choice (book, article, essay etc) that includes the month’s theme. Share what you have read or been reading, whether or not you would recommend it, and the thoughts it provoked.

Program for 2018

Date

Theme

January 18

 2017 Book Swap / Topics 2018

‘Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.’       Anna Quindlen

February 15

 A Book with a ‘Number’ its Title

‘Numbers have life; they are not just symbols on paper.’                Shakuntala Devi

March 15

 Scandinavian Crime

'The pace of Swedish crime fiction is slower – Stieg Larsson’s the      exception.  And I think we use the environment more.’                    Camilla Lackberg

April 19

 Spotlight – D.H. Lawrence

‘Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to  save the tale from the artist who created it.’     D.H. Lawrence

May 17

Historical Fiction 

‘History tells us what people do; historical fiction helps us imagine how   they felt.’     Guy Vanderhaeghe

June 21

 Transport  

'For me, the best places to write are on planes, trains and at airports. Not hotel rooms but hotel lobbies. I'm really happy when I'm waiting for a plane and the message comes that it's three hours late. Great, I'll get to write!’     Jo Nesbo

July 19

Auto / Biography of Immigrants

‘I won’t to live in a city where immigration is seen as a new source of strength.     Martin Firrell

August 16

A Book with an element of ‘Humour’  

‘Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.’  Edward De Bono

September 20

 Country – Book about a country

‘Any country where I am not bored, is a country that teaches me nothing.’    Albert Camus

October 18

A Book from the Club’s Library     

‘Your Library is your paradise.’   Desiderius Erasmus

November 15

 A Book (Historic, Biographic, etc) about WW1 

‘They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.’   Ernest Hemingway

December 13 (2nd week)

Christmas Book Swap / Topic 2019  

‘The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea  that is filled by many rivers.’ Jose Saramago

2019

 

January 17

 2018  Book Swap / Holiday Reading    

A book is a gift you can open again and again’.   Garrison Keillor