A busy week last week: Pool Club at Riley's, Girl Ray at The Bodega, Stuart Pearce at Chameleon, a friend's birthday curry at the Woodthorpe Tandoori. And Book Club (at The Abdication): Book and a Beer have just celebrated our 1st birthday - in the last twelve months we've read eight books and, as you can see from the above, are about to announce our ninth. With the exception of just one (I'll let you guess which) I've enjoyed them all enormously. Our meetings are lively affairs (not just because we meet in the pub) that always throw up lively debate. Thursday night saw us dissecting Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven. I can't recommend it highly enough. (If you're looking for a holiday read over the Christmas break, why not treat yourself?)
Lucy, our amazing BC host, has just issued our forthcoming dates for 2024; eight Thursdays falling six or seven weeks apart (leaving everyone plenty of time to read non BC books). Of course, they've gone straight in my diary; I tell you, I've never been so organised. If you want a heads up on any of the titles and fancy reading along with us remotely, I'll drop some links when the books are chosen.
* John Steinbeck