Saturday, May 24, 2008

March 2008

This has been sitting around for a bit, better let it go!
Italo Calvini. Adam One Afternoon - this was my BATS book of (ooh) a few months ago, collection of short stories very much rooted in the Italian countryside and the world of nature, an environment that had just been fought over. There's some good looking stuff on Calvino here
Anthony Doerr The Shell Collector - from Italy to Africa. Again read a few months ago now. Nature is still very much in the forefront - like Calvino. Another set of short stories - recommended particularly the first.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A progress report

(and about time too!)
The book group has gone for purchasing our own books with the hope that in time we can combine with other local book groups with some sort of rotation of stock. So at the moment one member each month buys around a dozen identical books (ideally, though not essentially, using a waterstones 3 for 2 offer) which we read and then the buyer retains them hoping that other local groups might want to use our copy and we could organise a swap.
Syvia bought this month's book and I'm inthe process of organising the book for June.
If you're East Cheshire based and this sounds good to you - comment on this posting or drop me an email!