Book Club – Sep. 2011

Book Club as been going very well this winter.  We are still focusing on books of China and our latest book is “Shadow of the Silk Road” by Colin Thubron, the magical haunting story of one man’s tracing of the old Silk Road from Turkey, through Central Asia, Afghanistan into China.  He travels on buses, donkeys, jeeps, camels and occasionally a train, tracing the drifts of the great trade road from China to the Western World. It is a fascinating read of different peoples, cultures, religions and places – we all loved it, but were happier to read about it than go.

Last month we didn’t borrow a book, but each of us brought one of our favourites from home and spoke about it. They were many and varied and many of the books were shared around so we could all read them. This was voted so popular that we will do it again next year.

We are still meeting at 4.00 pm for coffee and a chat, discussion of the book from 4.00 to 6.00 and then tea of soup and bread, (sometimes a cake or so if we can justify it with the story!).  Everyone is home by 8.00 pm.  If you would like to join, we still have a couple of places.

Robern Lubowski.