Here at DMC HQ, the ladies among us have formed our very own book club. Last night Alice hosted our third meeting to review ‘Room’ a novel by Emma Donoghue. So what do you think makes for a good book club? Here’s our recipe:
- To state the obvious, you need a book that everyone has read (our first book club was sort of hijacked by the fact I had not finished the book so we couldn’t actually discuss it!)
- A selection of questions about the book. We find some online to start the discussion which we find tend to quickly digress off to something entirely unrelated. On the whole we probably answer about five questions related to the book.
- Adequate comfortable seating (even if it involves borrowing cushions from your neighbour to sit on the floor!)
- Food & drink. This is clearly a priority for us dealchecker girls and we always deliver on this front. Last night Alice cooked up a delicious veggie lasagne that was highly rated by our finely tuned palettes. Needless to say it was clean plates all round (and nothing left in the dish either). Naturally this was followed by a sweet treat (caramel slices to be precise) and washed down with a few large glasses of wine!
We find our book club evenings great fun. On finding out about our book club, Andrew, one of the DMC directors, described it as one of his proudest moments. Personally I’ve found it a great way to reignite my interest in reading and I can honestly say I look forward to our evenings. It is a great way to bond with your colleagues, have a nosy round each other’s houses and venture to other parts of town. Our next book is yet to be decided. Suggestions include something ‘festive’ to coincide with Christmas, a British classic or something light hearted (those of you who have read Room will be able to sympathise with that!) Recommendations welcome!
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