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”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group

Hello all, I can very honestly say that attending the Virtual Book Group is one of the highlights of my month, and last night [5th May] was no exception. It was so lovely to see you all! As befits a book like ‘I am Malala’, our discussion ranged across topics like the importance of education,Continue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group”

World Book Night 2021

This year World Book Night is taking place on Friday 23rd April 2021. The Trust Library Service has successfully applied for a set of books from the Reading Agency, which have now been delivered! We have received 80 copies of ‘Stories to Make You Smile’ – a special collection of short stories by well-known namesContinue reading “World Book Night 2021”

‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group

The Trust Library’s ‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7-8pm. All our meetings take place virtually on WebEx. If you would like to become a member, please email library@york.nhs.uk The aim of the Virtual Book Group is to increase staff wellbeing and morale. We also wantContinue reading “‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group”