The Library Reading Group met on 17th October to discuss, “Under a Polar Star”, by Stef Penney

“…well researched and atmospheric…” “..I was inspired by the location, the snow, silence, dark emptiness. Shocked by the dishonesty of the explorers. The Inuit culture was surprising particularly with regard to their relationships with strangers…” “…I enjoyed the description of the landscape and even the unsympathetic characters…leaving a question, who killed….?” “…I enjoyed it, it […]

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October 21, 2018

Under a Pole Star by Steff Penney

Good  morning all, we have purchased 6 copies of the above which are in the library now and will contact the library for a further 4 copies which IOW libraries have on their shelves. So should be good for our meeting on the 17th October meantime for our September meeting on the 19th we are […]

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September 10, 2018

Ventnor Library Reading Group, 19th July 2018

On a monthly basis we normally read books by a particular author, or a nominated genre, or a novel selected from the library reading group list but at this meeting we read ‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett. This was a book purchase by the group. Under a library scheme we occasionally buy a book and […]

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July 19, 2018

Ventnor Library Reading Group

Hi all, have been revising email list with the help of the library but if you don’t wish to be on it please let me know. We tried to purchase copies of ‘Bel Canto’ by Anne Patchett for the June meeting but unfortunately the ‘man who does’ was unavailable from IOW hq to arrange things […]

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May 12, 2018

Ventnor Reading Group 21st March 2018

On a monthly basis we read books by a particular author, or a nominated genre, or a novel selected from the library reading group list. For this meeting we read ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid. For our next book purchase after several unforeseen problems we decided on ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid. Its a very […]

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April 3, 2018

April book choice

Hi all, thanks to Tess’s brainwave for the 18th April reading group meeting (plus party!) we are reading any ‘Scandi Noir’. The library have confirmed they can obtain many copies of this genre and will be available to us in good time. Cheers, Roger

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March 16, 2018

Ventnor Library Reading Group, April Meeting

Hi All, I slipped up at the last meeting by not discussing our next choice for the 18th April. We have to think of an author who had a prolific output so we can obtain enough copies. My suggestion would be anything written by Doris Lessing but of course am open to any ideas. We […]

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March 4, 2018