2010 – Character Development

2010As in any good story, characters come and go, they fall pregnant, they embrace new friends and they introduce ideas and thoughts often contrary to our own.

We have all of this bookclub, and like good literature, we wish it was all laughs and consistency but yes, people come and unfortunately go and there is little one can do about it, except to embrace change.

And we are definitely embracing at the moment, absolutely hugging it out, for we’ve had a few changes in our membership and so move forward into an exciting new chapter of our story.

We have said goodbye to one of our founding members, Nadine, who has crossed the Strait and settled in Wellington with her family. Also Ros has returned to her native homeland of Great Britain.

It’s not all doom and gloom however, for we were very happy to welcome the lovely Jo, who joined us mid 2009 and has quickly became firmly entrenched in Bookclub ethos.

We are sticking with four weekly meets and again have a varied schedule ahead of us. War stories, children’s books, feminism readings, American greats and even horror are all on the cards this year. What a line up!

The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
Novel About My Wife – Emily Perkins
Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky
Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids – Kenzaburo Oe
Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
White Noise – Don DeLillo
She Came To Stay – Simone de Beauvoir
Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
Coraline – Neil Gaiman

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