Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January Round Up

Last night the Book Group met to discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. We all really enjoyed this book – the characters were written so well that they felt like people you’d known all your life. Though there are some incredibly sad and challenging moments, overall the book is very uplifting and leavesContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January Round Up”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – December Meet Up

Recently the Book Group met to discuss The Motive by Khurrum Rahman. Overall the group enjoyed this book – the action and dialogue moved very quickly, making it feel more like a TV episode at times. We liked how the viewpoint switched between the main characters, allowing us to understand a little bit more aboutContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – December Meet Up”

Write yourself to Better Mental Health by Dominque De-Light

Dominque De-Light The Arts Team have been really inspired by this article written by Dominque De-Light and which we found on the Culture Health and wellbeing Alliance website, we hope you find it beneficial, you can link to the original website or read the content below.. https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/blog/guest-blog-write-yourself-better-mental-health-dominique-de-light I have written for as long as IContinue reading “Write yourself to Better Mental Health by Dominque De-Light”

Marianne FaithfullThe only way you can do anything any good is through love

The Arts Team have been really moved by this recent find on WeTransfer – How Marianne Faithfull and Warren Ellis’ poetic new record She Walks in Beauty was built on decades of friendship, passion and collaboration… it’s a very touching listen/read … check it out! here’s a link to the original article: https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/marianne-faithfull-she-walks-in-beauty/# What effectContinue reading “Marianne FaithfullThe only way you can do anything any good is through love”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – November Meet Up

Last night the Book Group met to discuss The Familiars by Stacey Halls. It is a vivid reimagining of the Pendle Witch Trials in 1600s Lancashire, based on real people and places from the time. We really enjoyed the richness of the description of the clothes and interiors which helped to bring the Stuart settingContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – November Meet Up”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – book for November meeting

On Wednesday the Book Group met to discuss one of the new 2021 Quick Reads – ‘The Baby is Mine’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite. This title got a more negative than positive review from the group – we all felt that it had real potential which unfortunately was not realised. We didn’t feel that it builtContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – book for November meeting”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group

The next meeting of the Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group is taking place on Wednesday 6th October,at 7-8pm via WebEx. This month we will be discussing The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite. If you would like to receive a WebEx invitation please let Kathryn know (details below). Use of a webcam is completelyContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – September

Hello all, Last night the Book Group met to discuss Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet. Several of us found it perhaps a bit hard to connect with at first, as it does move around in time and between the perspectives of several different characters. However, by the end we were blown away by the complex characters, theContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – September”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group September meeting

Hello all, Last Wednesday the Book Group met to discuss Peter James’ ‘Wish You Were Dead’. Overall we enjoyed it, though our perceptive members did pick up on some plot holes! As usual our discussion ranged far and wide, from how far in advance we planned our family holidays when we were children, to beingContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group September meeting”

‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group

The Trust Library Service’s ‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group recently celebrated its first birthday! We started the Virtual Book Group during Health Information Week, an annual celebration of the importance of access to health information, in July 2020. We’ve been successfully meeting on the first Wednesday of every month since. Each meeting is aContinue reading “‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group”