‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group

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 built up the suspense that we were promised by the blurb, and the characters were uniformly unlikeable and hard to really engage with. However, we have added Braithwaite’s full-length debut novel to the list of potential future choices on the recommendation of some group members. TheContinue 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 completely optional, but it is strongly recommend that you do connect to the audio so that you can join in! You can either use your computer’s in-built microphone, a headset with microphone, or dial in to the session through a telephone (instructions will be given onContinue 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, the beautifully multi-layered writing, and the twists and turns of the plot. The emotions were so rich and real that even after we put the book down we still felt like we were carrying the story around with us. It was easy to see why theContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – September”

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