Book Club

The Swindon IVC book club is a sub-group for members of Swindon IVC. The bookclub meets about once every 6 to 8 weeks at different venues, often in people's houses. A theme/genre is chosen and then a book (or two) is picked for that month. Very informal and sociable so, if you like talking about books, having a good discussion, and meeting up over a drink and some nibbles, why not come along?

Liz and Rod hosted an evening at home and a feast of food was shared by all.

We had two books to review this time:

"The Farming Ladder" by G. Henderson. Details the experiences of a farmer and his thoughts on the best methods of agricultural production. This provoked some discussion about the history of farming and the character traits of the author. Overall score was 6/10 but wide range of scores meant it was a Marmite book.

The second book "The Trouble with Goats and Sheep" by Joanna Cannon. A part whodunnit, part coming of age, and is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door. Enjoyed by those who read this option with a score of 6/10.

The current read is The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, has a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?

'This is John Grisham meets Edith Wharton, as all the great and good of 19th-century New York slug it out in court' (The Times on The Last Days of Night)

The next club meeting will be on Friday 8th December.

Link to list of books we have discussed in previous meetings

New members are very welcome but should contact the host in advance so they get included on the time and other last minute details of the next meeting

The bookclub has set up its own YahooGroups list to aid communication - currently administered by Richard S - please ask if you would like to be added.

Happy reading!