Friday, 13 January 2017

Sunday 22nd January 2017 - AUTHOR EVENT

Our last meeting was also our Christmas meal, away back in December.

We discussed Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, played a game of guess the first line, and had a good catch up, as we hadn't met in November!

Overall, Ready Player One really split the group. Two of us, really enjoyed it, more than we expected, and are looking forward to the film! Other people didn't just not enjoy it, they actively disliked it! Apparently 1980s pop culture references aren't everyone's cup of tea!

The guess the first sentence of the book game was a lot more fun, but also a lot harder than we thought, and something we'll definitely try again!

On a sad note, it was likely to be Angela's last regular meeting as she is moving far away, but we hope she'll come and visit occasionally.

We've arranged an author visit, from local author and historian, Gill Hoffs, for Sunday 22nd January, at Sam's house (address available upon request), and Gill will be bringing artifacts relating to her first book, The Sinking of RMS Tayleur: The Lost Story of the Victorian Titanic, which is a true account of a ship built in nearby Warrington, which had to overnight in Runcorn on it's way to Liverpool and departure to Australia. Sadly, as the title indicates, the RMS Tayleur sank, on 21st January 1854 (we always meet on Sundays, so we just missed the anniversary)!

Obviously, the book to read for the event is The Sinking of RMS Tayleur; The Lost Story of the Victorian Titanic, by Gill Hoffs.

On the evening, we will also have the next group read available from the library's book group collection. This book will be a surprise and fills the first requirement from our reading challenge for 2017, it was recommended by a librarian! We'll find out what it is on the 22nd.

As always, please return any blind-date-with-a-book books that you have, and don't forget the first part of our group writing attempt will hopefully be available for the next person to take!

Finally - update: I have realised, rather late in the day, that the email address on the flyer is wrong (because I am apparently all proof-read out, sorry) and it is actually .com! Apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

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