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We met a couple of weeks ago in the Village Café and after so long an absence it wasn’t about I read this good book this month and here is my review but rather something  about how many great and good books are out there. We kept throwing in all these different titles.  How did we cope during lock down with our reading habits and did we use our electronic devices. One thing was obvious readers will read no matter what the world situation is.

So here are some of the titles and authors  that were mentioned as good reads. Alexander McCall Smith  and the 44 Scotland St series with Bertie, Irene and Stuart. Then one book entitled The Outlaw Oceans had everyone who had read it angry and disturbed. It certainly highlights our oceans and not only the trouble they are in, but how everything from slavery to piracy is an unpoliced norm. A novel on Catherine the Great, Rene Cutforth,  Order to View, Old New Zealand, by Frederick Edward Manning and more recently Simon Winchester’s ‘Pacific’ .  Richard   considered this to be of current interest. A book that had sat on a shelf and had been passed over for more interesting titles was  finally read New Zealand, Racism in the Making by Harry C Evison and surprised the owner as being a very informative book and well worth reading.

We are all excited over books and plan to put a notice board in the library for everyone to write the name of their favourite title so we can all share our enthusiasm for great reads! Please think about which one you could include in the list.

Our present meeting time has become difficult for some of our members that so it will now be held on the third Thursday of the month at the library. See you on the 16th July at 10.30am.

All readers welcome. Glenys (0272821757)

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