The Parish of Ponteland

Bookworms

BOOKWORMS is our church book group, which meets on the second Wednesday of each month. We aim for variety, using the Library Lending Service which provides us with sets of books free. We do not have to spend time or money buying a book that possibly we may not like. It is good at times to have a book choice that divides opinions as it makes for an entertaining discussion!

We try to select shorter books at busy times of the year and longer ones for summer holiday periods. Sometimes we will plan an evening based on favourite books, sometimes we select readings we have enjoyed, and a future innovation will be to have an occasional evening viewing a film of a book we have particularly enjoyed.

BOOKWORMS exists to encourage us all to read books that we would not otherwise have read, and so broaden our experience and appreciation, as well as providing a basis for lively discussion (debate is too highbrow a word!) Those of us with living rooms spacious enough to accommodate us all, generally host the sessions which usually last a couple of hours with, perhaps, a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other!

If you enjoy reading and would like to join us, you would be very welcome. Just make contact via one of the telephone numbers below, or find us in ‘GRAPEVINE’ the Church magazine!

Our current reading list is:

February. The Noise Of Time by Julian Barnes

March. A Month In The Country by J L Carr

April.  House Of Orphans by Helen Dunmore

May. The Wind In My Wheels by Josie Dew

June.  Newcastle choice

July and August no meetings

September. Newcastle choice

October. Under The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

November.  Newcastle choice

December. No Meeting

January 2019. A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

We also include poetry reading from time to time.

For more information talk to Eileen Smith.

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