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Julie Fredericksen

By the way, I finally figured out which book you left out of your photo in the Book Group post: "Travels With Charley". Maybe you didn't own this book - borrowed it from a friend or the library?

Cornflower

I do have it, Julie, but it and I Capture the Castle were in other parts of the house when I was grabbing what happened to be at hand for a quick snap!

Dark Puss

I didn't post a comment as I have no experience of "physical" as opposed to "virtual" book groups. However I fully agree with

"so lovely to see is the enriched enjoyment that so many of you are getting by reading books you might not have chosen for yourselves and by seeing them through others' eyes as well as your own."

so many thanks to you for running the CBG.

Cornflower

Thankyou, DP, it's a pleasure!

Julie Fredericksen

Oh, right, we haven't read the November book yet, so there were two missing!

jodi

Regarding the person in our group that is dyslexic - We are all very good friends in our group and it would be a shame to leave her out. What she brings to our table is life experience. She is older than some of us and for The Help she talked about what segregation used to be like in our city. For Water For Elephants she talked about how her dad hopped the trains before she was born.
These are things that add value to and deepen our discussions.

Oxslip

Hard not to sympathise with Rachel Cusk's group over her as I would have felt the same as them I think. I've been in a few groups with widely-read academics for whom writing is their life, not their pastime, and it's always difficult for them to listen to the rest of us fumbling through our analyses.
Ultimately reading is what you want it to be, there is no right or wrong way, but so great when you find a group with a similar approach to your own. And writers need us readers, however inept they suspect us of being.
I would also echo DP's thanks, I am only an unreliable online member, but I really enjoy the group and comments so thanks for coordinating

Simon T

I absolutely agree - just read the article, and Rachel Cusk comes across so very, very badly. So self-satisfied and rude to other people. I think her group are better off without her!

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