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The Academy Book Group is the result of a conversation that members of the English Department had about our love for reading. We knew we enjoyed reading and guessed that there were many other likeminded individuals in the academy. We decided, then, that it’d be a good idea to set aside some time for ourselves and others to be able to talk about books: a social event; something for the staff and a brief respite from lesson planning, teaching and the day-to-day work that we all have to do.

It’ll work like this: every month we’ll all read a book (the same one) that has been chosen by the book group members, then we’ll meet up during a lunchtime for tea, coffee, biscuits and a good chat about the book. We could even try to persuade members to write a review of the book each month and get it published in the newsletter and on the English Dept blog. Eventually, everyone will get a chance to choose a book for everyone to read and in this way it’ll allow us all to branch out and try something that we might not otherwise have read.

Everyone is welcome to join, from all through the academy. Just check the blog and your emails for updates on chosen books and meeting times.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Love the desig and colour scheme – and now know what a ‘blogroll’ is. Afraid I’ve not read the latest book!

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  2. It’s taken a good few hours to get this up and running (next time I’ll co-opt an ICT student) but it IS taking shape. Watch this space!

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  3. […] Please note that there is now a separate blog for the book group and all future posts should be made there. Visit us at: https://petelegowski.wordpress.com/18-2/ […]

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