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Berylune Book Club
I have a message from the Berylune Librarian:

We had a book club meeting this week, but forgot to tell anyone else about it! We read World War Z by Max Brooks, it was a good read, but I do keep worrying about zombies coming after me!

We have chosen our next book which is going to be The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. We have selected this book because it was voted the best crime...
Choices for our next Book Club
We have gone for another interesting mix for the next book club selection. We need you to choose between A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, or World War Z by Max Brooks. Please vote for your choice by Wednesday 6th November, either by commenting below or via our Facebook event page by clicking here.
We will be discussing the chosen book on Wednesday 4th December from 6pm. There might even...
Friday Finds
Our find this week lives on top of our till, guarding our pot plant. Or at least he will until some kind soul falls in love with him and gives him a new home...


Don't forget Book Club on Wednesday is Pride and Prejudice! Zoë and I watched the whole BBC mini series this afternoon in preparation... Laura pointed out we should perhaps have a field trip to see this.

Berylune, 45 Park Street,...
Book Club - Choices, Choices
I have an announcement from Zoë regarding our next Book Club meet up:

For our next book club meeting we have an interesting pair of books for you to pick from! Either the well loved classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen or the fascinating look at the coverage of science stories in main stream media, Bad Science by Ben Goldacre. You have until 24th September to cast your vote below or on...
Book club update
Sorry! I posted on Facebook the winner of the battle of the books, but I completely forgot to update the blog.
The winner was Blind Faith by Ben Elton.

I read City of Bones anyway, because I'm becoming a young adult fiction fan, and can highly recommend it. It's actually been released as a film recently, Zoë and I popped to see it on Friday. It wasn't half bad, but read the book first if you can.

Battle of the books

I have an announcement from the Berylune Librarian (aka Zoë):

After the success of our book club meeting this week when we chose The Hunger Games, our next book club options also feature a young adult fiction title, The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. As a contrast this time we have Ben Elton's Blind Faith.

If you would like to vote for our next choice please leave a comment below or vote on...
Washi Wednesday
I spent this afternoon making something cool for Washi Wednesday, really I did. It involved a craft knife and a cutting mat. I mounted something on a wall, cleaned something, found some pretty things (and pretty boys) to go with it. I grabbed my camera, got it in focus and pressed the button. Only to find my memory card is still at the shop. I'm sorry Washi lovers, I just couldn't be bothered to...
July's Book Club choices
No, we're not kidding. 

I have a message about Book Club from Zoë:
The first rule of Book Club: You do not talk about Book Club.

Not really, I made that up. Here it is:

Our next book club choice is up to you! We have narrowed it down to two contrasting options: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy or The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Please leave us a comment on this blog post or on our Fac...
Book club update!
I have a message from ZoëEmily and I realised the other day that it might help to share our next book club choice with you! We are going to be discussing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce on...
Redford v DiCaprio
It's a tough one isn't it?

For the folks at 'Pulp the Classics', the choice was simple:

Looks like Robert Redford. Rocking a mac.

Clearly, I'm going to have to go and see what Baz Luhrmann has in store for us before I decide which of the two makes a better Gatsby, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to be Leo.
You still have plenty of time to read 'The Great Gatsby' before our next book club...
The Great Gatsby
My computer is plugged in and I have managed to locate my keyboard, so I must have moved in! So far I am liking the new house and the friendly people on my street.

I've had the following announcement through from Zoë:

Hello again, just to let you all know that our next book club choice is going to be The Great Gatsby. This is a good opportunity to read the book before going to see the new film.

Berylune Book Club update
I have the following Book Club announcement from Zoë:
The first Berylune book club meeting went very well and was good fun. There were five of us which meant we were able to have a good discussion of our chosen book, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. If you haven’t read The Book Thief then we can highly recommend it!
We now have the difficult task of choosing our next book. We came up with a...
Speaking of books...
Pride & Prejudice is probably one of my favourite books. I read it every couple of years. I can't tell you why I love it, I just do. Did I love it before the fabulous BBC mini series?  I like to think I did, but Darcy IS the young, svelte, Colin Firth in my head. Imagine my excitement when I found these!

The range is called 'Pulp the Classics', and so far it only consists of Pride & Prejudice, but...
Berylune Book Club!
We are going to start a Berylune Book Club, the first meeting will be on Monday 11th March at 6pm and the first book we will be discussing is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
  As you would expect from Berylune there will be tea and homemade cakes (I hope my baking can match up to Amy’s) to enjoy during our detailed discussion of the book, or random chatting about a variety of unrelated topics!