The first meeting of the PUMC Book Group met to yak about all the summer reading that we did and to set a calendar for the 2021/2022 year. The group decided to meet the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM via ZOOM until this Covid-Delta Drama has spent itself and we can safely meet in person.
The group is open to anyone who would like to share a reading discussion in an easy-going circle of friends. If you would like to join, please just talk to Rev. Kathleene, Susan Lindquist, Carol Owen, or Ann Hampson and they will get you into the email loop for Zoom invites, updated book info, etc.
The group also decided to read Adam Hamilton’s Words of Life for the January read. Many of our church friends may have picked up the book in preparation for a book study this fall. As it was cancelled, the group thought it a good idea to provide a venue for reading and discussing it. So … if you’re interested in getting in on that discussion, please let Rev Kathleene know and the group will get you linked up with any pre-discussion teasers. Stay tuned on that book group meeting in December for more details! Books are still available at the church! Just grab one and read!
The NEXT read for October’s book discussion will be The Survivor: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Survivor Story by Marcel Möring. The book was originally published in 2011, so is readily available through on line sources, interlibrary loan, and on Kindle and the like. While this book is about a young man’s deliverance by strangers during the German occupation of Poland, it is also about the group dynamics of people in hiding and under stress, and about how one man handles life after being freed from the danger of the German Holocaust. It has come to us through Ann Hampson’s recommendation.
SO! The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19th @ 1:30 PM. Let someone know if you’d like a Zoom invite in your email box! Invite a person in your ‘pod’ to read the book with you and have them join the Zoom with you! The more the merrier!
All are welcome! If you would like to join the discussion, just let the church know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave an email address for contact info and then expect an email reminder of the book group meeting a week before. Books can be ordered through on-line bookstores, downloaded through the public library or the NH State library, accessed through Kindle downloads, or ordered through Toadstool Bookstores for curbside pickup at the store.
So, in this time of COVID craziness, keep calm and read on!