Good Reading : November 2016
GOOD READING NOVEMBER 2016 9 Hi Rowena, In the August issue, Barbara Howard asked for advice in for ming a book club, especially regarding genres and discussion prompts. I would like to tell her and your other readers about our reading group in Bodalla. We don’t all read the same book each month. Some of our members have been in traditional book discussion groups in the past and didn’t enjoy them because they felt compelled to read books that they didn’t like. We follow a theme instead. Dur ing the National Year of Reading in 2012 we discovered the list of monthly themes created by the NSW Readers’ Advisory Working Group at readwatchplay.wordpress. com, and we used their suggestions for several years. This year, however, we branched out with our own list, and for the past six months we have been working our way through the colours of the rainbow. We have also included the absence of colour (black) and the combination of all visible colours (white). We did cheat a little by combining blue and indigo into one month because they are so similar. During our last month, November, we will have rainbows as the theme. Each month our members read whatever they like that is connected to the theme and then we all gather together to report on what we have read. There is always a vast array of interesting mater ial brought to the table. One of our members is very keen on poetry and always reads us amazing verse. Another reader is keener on non-fiction than fiction. We always discover books we have never heard of or never read and find the discussion stimulating. It’s usually accompanied by several book swaps at the end of the meeting. This style of reading group works very well and is worth a try for something a bit different. Lynne Babbage, Potato Point NSW YOUR SAY EDITOR & PUBLISHER • Rowena Morcom firstname.lastname@example.org DEPUTY EDITOR • Tim Graham email@example.com EDITORIAL & TEAM ASSISTANT • Angus Dalton firstname.lastname@example.org ONLINE RESOURCES MANAGER Marian Barker email@example.com ADVERTISING MANAGER • Beth Parton firstname.lastname@example.org FINANCIAL DIRECTOR • David Morcom ART DIRECTOR • Danielle Cairis WORK/LIFE BALANCE SUPERVISOR Baxter the dog email@example.com PROOFREADER • Russell Thomson, AE ACCOUNTS ENQUIRIES firstname.lastname@example.org SUBSCRIPTIONS email@example.com Good Reading Magazine 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA 2041 Tel: (61 2) 8090 1051 Fax: (61 2) 9810 2488 goodreadingmagazine.com.au ISSN 1445-2839 Subscription rates Print-only 12 months (11 issues) Australia $109.50 I New Zealand A$124.95 International A$205 Online-only 12 months (11 issues, single user) $70 Print and online 12 months (11 issues, single user) Aust $133 | NZ A$155 | International A$230 PUBLISHED BY Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd ABN 38 003 750 150 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW Australia 2041 goodreadingmagazine.com.au Tel: (61 2) 8090 1051 Copyright ©2016 Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the publisher. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publishers. Liability howsoever arising as a result of the use of, or reliance upon, any advice, representation, statement, advertisement, opinion or conclusion expressed in Good Reading is expressly disclaimed by the publishers and participants in its preparation. PRINTED BY Emerald Press DISTRIBUTED BY Network Distribution Phone 02 9282 8777 Good Reading uses Macquarie Dictionary.
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