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Thursday Book Club - 'Stoner'

The Thursday Book Club met on 19th November to discuss ‘Stoner’ by John Williams

This is the winner of the Waterstones Book of the year 2013 and is a moving account of a young man falling in love with literature. 136 more words

Book Clubs

A Novel Idea - November Meeting

Well, there year is flying past at an alarming rate. Somehow here we are at the November meeting where we met to discuss Donna Leon’s ‘By Its Cover’. 306 more words

December Group Read Announcement! #TheBookBasilisksBookClub

Good evening bookish people and today I am here to announce something exciting for you! You might not know but I have a book club located in Goodreads! 330 more words


Pure Potboiler: On Ray Russell's 'The Case Against Satan'

By Ryan Joe

Ray Russell’s The Case Against Satan is a pure potboiler with grand aspirations.

Spoiler alerts.

Most exorcism stories are implicitly about a bunch of sexually excitable old men trying to deal with a teenage girl. 417 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books that make me grateful for book groups & book friends

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a Thankgiving freebie — so we can each come up with our own take on something we’re thankful for this year. 422 more words

Weekly Features

What Have We Done to the Earth? On 'The Sixth Extinction'

By Adam Boretz

I never cease to marvel at the human ability to ignore inconvenient truths.

Present us with a fact that is not to our liking — smoking cigarettes causes cancer; it’s pretty much impossible for an invading army to win a land war in Afghanistan; the music of Bon Jovi is simply offensive — and we just tune it out. 450 more words