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Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day!

02/03/2023 16:25:15

We are embracing World Book Day by starting up PG’s Book Club. Ahead of each month, our very own Book Club Stars circulate an email asking colleagues to vote for 1 of 3 proposed book titles. The winning book will be read over the course of the month, and then discussed at lunchtime on the last Wednesday of the month. For next month, and in honour of World Earth Day on 22 April 2023, the theme is: EARTH, NATURE, CLIMATE CHANGE, the book choices are:

  1. Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup        

  2. How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue  

  3. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Currently the front runner is The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Looking forward to a very interesting and insightful read.

PG has also been looking at favourite character/s from books, how they influenced us, what example we think they set for readers, why they are still relevant in the modern day, and why they were innovative for their time / genre.

Emma has so many fave characters, but has chosen Matilda 😊 Emma connected with her because she loved reading just like Matilda and how she always stood up for her friends. Emma thinks she’s still relevant today because she was a young girl who wanted an education and she fought for her education despite her parents not being interested. Emma thinks the fact that she was a young girl who was outspoken and was not afraid to stand up to the adults in her life when they were doing wrong is why she was so innovative for 1988, when the book was first published.

Jo loves reading, mainly crime fiction, however the character she has chosen, is Bridget Jones, Jo read Bridget Jones’s Diary in her late twenties. Bridget showed the importance of retaining a tight circle of friends in adulthood who could be relied on in times of need. Bridget was pretty fearless in obtaining what she wanted and avoiding what she didn’t.  Also, she showed it’s OK to be different, not to take yourself too seriously, and that a sense of humour goes a long way! Although Jo can’t relate to all Bridget’s shenanigans, she found her an inspiration. A lot of issues Bridget faced remain relevant today especially expectations of how you look, dating and relationships.  Just be yourself!