Good news to all booklovers: we have started a new BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP!
BIVAR BOOK CLUB brings together booklovers once a month to talk about a book they’ve all read in advance.
The discussions are in English and we aim to explore various literary works, alternating between classics and contemporary fiction.
Everyone is welcome to join – regardless of profession, academic background or level of English. The aim is to share ideas about the book we’ve all read in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
We are going to have a different facilitator every month. If you are interested in being a facilitator, please send us an email to books (at) bookshopbivar.com - including the name of the book you propose and why you chose it.
There’s no admission fee, but all contributions towards costs are welcome.
After three discussions (A Room with a View, The Magic Toyshop and Lucky Jim) it’s time to have a little summer break. There will be no discussion in July-August, we will be back in September with Jane Austen’s Emma.
BIVAR BOOK CLUB‘s third discussion was on Friday 30 June and we talked about
Does Amis do a good job of satirizing the university world? Is Jim nice or nasty? Why does he get so drunk before his big lecture? It is 63 years since Lucky Jim’s publication, is it still funny? These among others were the topics that came up during the evening.
BIVAR BOOK CLUB‘s second discussion was on Friday 19 May 2017 and in the good care of Kate Tyte we talked about
THE MAGIC TOYSHOP
This gothic fairy tale and coming of age story provided numerous themes to discuss, including growing up, the imagination, and the ways that literature and myths shape our understanding of the world and our identities.
Our first discussion was on Wednesday 19 April 2017. The facilitator of the session was Jonathan Weightman and we talked about
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
All together 16 booklovers shared their thoughts about the book and it was a very enjoyable evening indeed.