The Enduring Book Club

Book ClubThe enduring book club has been meeting now for about ten years. We were originally all connected through our work but our paths have now separated. There were a few more of us, but now we are just five. We are all counsellors, psychologists, case managers and social workers. We plan to meet about once a month….. but it usually ends up with a bigger gap as we struggle to find a shared date that fits. We sometimes remember to talk about the book.

I love this warm, funny, smart, caring group of woman. It’s a safe place to talk about the challenges of our work, to get suggestions and to use a dose of black humour to alleviate the stress.  They have been a great find and I hope to keep them in my life for many years.

Book Club2I have always relished being in the company of strong women. There is something inspiring and sustaining about the wise conversations that flow. This week our meeting took place on a beautiful summers day and we lounged on a verandah overlooking the glorious Australian bush,  the ideal place to recharge and soothe the senses.

The last two books were:

The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. I just love the thought of escaping from an old persons home when I’m 100. Gives me something to aspire to. What exciting escapades he had. A light-hearted satire set in Swedish countryside. May I age disgracefully!

Where the Rekohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti is a beautiful and compelling novel which weaves together the history and the relationships of a family, part Maori, part Pakeha and part Moriori. Set predominantly in New Zealand it captures the nature of the country and I look forward to returning there.

One of my greatest pleasures is reading fiction based where I am travelling, any suggestions for books set in New Zealand?

2 thoughts on “The Enduring Book Club

  1. Naomi 13/01/2015 / 9:21 pm

    What a fabulous bunch of women – you captured us perfectly

  2. Marion 14/01/2015 / 6:43 am

    Love, love, love this group and your blog !

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