Re: West Dulwich Book Club
Posted by: Ellem86
09 July, 2015 20:58
Hi everyone and thanks to Beverley and Fiona who made it to the first ever West Dulwich Book Group! Our numbers were diminished due to the tube strike but it was a great start. The book for today's meeting was We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and I'm glad to say that we all liked it! The average scores (out of 10) were: 7.3 for Food, 8.3 for Service and 7.2 for Ambience. We also unanimously agreed that we would recommend the book to other people!
During the meeting today we agreed a few things about how future book club meetings will work:
1. Restaurants are sometimes rated according to Food, Service and Ambience and, to make things more fun, that's how we're going to rate the books. Food is the storyline, Service is the delivery/writing style and Ambience is the general feel of the book.
2. 7pm seems to be a bit tight for everyone to get back home after work so we'll be starting group meetings at 7.30.
3. The pub ended up being a little too noisy so we are going to take it in turns to host the book club in our homes. If the host's home is unavailable for whatever reason the pub will be the backup venue. If the group gets too big we can look into hiring a room at The Tulse Hill Hotel.
4. We will all take it in turns to host and the host gets to pick the book. Any book is fine except non-fiction and books which are overly long!
Fiona has picked the book for our next meeting which will take place on Thursday 3 September. The book is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.
Join the West Dulwich Book Group on Facebook for more information or send me a private message.