In our February DBC – Digital Book Club – we began with an impromptu self-massage lesson and ended with a trip across the world to Botswana via The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
We discussed British women through generations and social classes via Bernadine Evaristo’s Booker Prize winning novel, then took a journey into the past with CJ Samson’s vivid tale of Tudor England, Tombland.
Our Book Club never disappoints, we found ourselves musing on the trashy nature of TV and questioned the appeal of naked dating shows, as Diane cast a critical eye over Jane Fallon’s tale of friendship and fidelity in Strictly Between Us. Helka spoke from her own experiences of East Germany as she discussed Anna Funder’s Stasiland while Maria talked lucidly about the biblical character Dinah, as depicted in The Red Tent.
The event began, rather surprisingly with a practical approach by Betty Sutherland, who showed us techniques of ear massage and finger wrapping as she discussed Chi Self Massage by Mantak Chai. It went down so well; we might make quick health tips a permanent feature of the Book Club.
Ann’s vivid description of the clash between international terrorism and peace-making was extraordinary and we came back down to earth as Judith eloquently explained how to breath correctly with the help of James Nestor and his book, helpfully entitled Breath. Join us next month for fun and controversy, in DBC nothing is off limits…