Book Club – Sep. 2019

Our Book Club has had a great winter. Lots of rain so we read lots of books and ate lots of hot soup. In July we had a day out in Fish Creek (lovely lunch) and visited Alison Lester’s shop – what a delight and then Roland Harvey’s place – amazing and exciting. We are…

Boolarra Book Club – Dec. 2011

Our book club continues to be a great time of reading, sharing, learning and friendship. We have read “Wolf Hall” recently and found the time of Henry VIII in England fascinating. Our present book is “Throim Way Leg” by Tim Flannery – an adventive story of New Guinea brimming with shared memories, different cultures and…

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,…

Book Club – June 2011

Our Book Club continues to be a great way to spend these damp winter months. If the sun shines, walk and garden – if it rains, read a book. We have really enjoyed two excellent books lately . . . “Three Cups of Tea”, about schools in Tibet and “People of the Book” by Geraldine…

Boolarra Book Club – March. 2011

We are starting this year with a book of Edna Wallings on gardening, so this could generate much discussion as most of us are keen gardeners. We read when it’s wet and weed when it’s dry.Our meetings start at 8.00 pm at a variety of homes. This year we will have eleven meetings – nine…

Boolarra Book Club – Dec. 2010

This year we have made a special study of China with our book choices. We have read “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” and watched DVDs of “The Boat”, “Sea of Poppies” (about the Opium Wars), “Bomb, Book and Compass” (did you know the Chinese invented toilet paper in 500 AD?) and “1421”, the date…