Lit Fest and all that jazz

What a wonderful week!  Sunday afternoon Alison Weir at Brympton literary festival, this afternoon Natasha Solomons (plus afternoon tea!) AND it is stuck-in-a-book’s Muriel Spark reading week.  Who could ask for more?

The two book clubs which meet locally once a month (on the day the mobile library trundles into the villages) have already spent four happy weeks devouring Muriel Spark books.  We persuaded our nice librarian-on-the-van to bring us a book loan box full of Muriel’s oevre – so we have been playing lucky dip with the box, swapping titles and generally surprising ourselves at how quickly we have become engrossed in a book and how eagerly we have seized the next title!

We met last week to chew over our discoveries and do a book swap.  On Thursday we are going to have further conversation over a soup and sandwich lunch – here at the Rectory… with full access to the newly-tidied Honey Pot book shelves for a browse and buy session before going our separate ways (not far for me!) 

As long as the broadband signal hasn’t been washed away by torrential downpours of rain and hail, with the odd sprinkling of thunder claps, we should be able to access siab & Harriet’s blogs – a new departure for some of the book club members whose computer skills are still in the developmental stage… or whose family tends to view them with patronising distain when it comes to ‘silver surfing’!  We’ll prove ’em wrong!

Watch out for a post-lunch post on Thursday (+ photos if I remember!)


About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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One Response to Lit Fest and all that jazz

  1. Susan in TX says:

    Sounds lovely. You’ve just given me a whole new vision of the “silver surfer” — I’ve always associated that with the Fantastic Four, thanks to my kids’ interest in super hero movies. 🙂

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