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!)