The book to read before the next meeting is Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139 - 53 by Jim Bradbury
The next meeting will be in the Queen's Head, Frodsham at 7:30pm. We have a table reserved and I'll bring an identifying LightBox.
Need to do a bit of a catch up because I have forgotten to blog about the last few meetings:
Our March meeting was the Chinese Meal to celebrate the Lunar New Year (and Chinese Year of the dog), and a number of interesting books about or set in China, or written by Chinese authors. The meal itself was lovely, and we'll definitely do that again in the future!
For our April meeting, we met at the newly reopened Red Lion in Moore and discussed Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London. Devastatingly for me (as it's one of my favourite series) no-one else seemed to enjoy it. Never mind!
In May we returned to the Queen's Head, but changed tables! I know! Shocker, however, we've decided we like table 17 so much we're keeping it! The challenge was to read any book on this years' Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Festival Award Longlist and again, there was a huge variety, which also came with a variety of having enjoyed it or not! As this meeting was the day after the Royal Wedding, we also discussed the dress (very favourable) and the service itself, and opted for a Royal theme for next month, with the civil war between Mathilda and Stephen being thought to be something people may not already know much about.
We have also released the Summer Reading Challenge categories early so people can start planning books in, however, please do note that books read before Monday 30th July will not count towards the challenge. Still debating whether to go with trophies or t-shirts for this years successful challengers though. The voting is on our facebook group.
Hope to see you all on the 24th.