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Tribute to Marjorie Latimer
In July we said goodbye to a dedicated and long-term volunteer, Marjorie Latimer. Sadly, she died on 15 July. Our favourite (only) nonagenerian volunteer was a walking advertisement...
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Kiwi authors find their 'voice'
“As a writer, I’m the end product of everything I’ve read,” said respected New Zealand author Lloyd Jones to an audience of 30 BDS members on Saturday night (1 September). Lloyd, a...
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Life imitating the movies?
A lucky bunch of 45 BDS members won double passes to the film The Book Club, thanks to Trigger Marketing. The company, which is promoting the film in New Zealand, approached BDS with an offer...
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Author's home visit
Well loved Hawkes Bay novelist Charity Norman joined Napier 011 for their latest book group meeting. "Charity was a fascinating, delightful guest and we all loved hearing about her writing...
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Let them eat cake!
17th August 1993 is when the first Morrinsville book group (001) came into existence, so it's not surprising they celebrated their quarter of a century recently. Seven of the 10-strong group were...
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Thank you from the 'inside'
It's not unusual for Book Discussion Scheme to receive the occasional card or email of thanks from members who appreciate the service we provide or to share how much they are enjoying their book...
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Potato Peel Society
A periennial question often asked by book and film buffs is: 'Is the book better than the movie?'. When The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society hit the silver screen in...
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Banned books generate an evening's discussion
Auckland wordsmith and BDS book group member Megan Nicol Reed MC-ed a night of banned books   About thirty people were enveloped by the shelves of The Open Book second-hand bookshop in...
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Off duty librarian wins with novel romance
Squeezing some Mills and Boon romance into her evening paid dividends for Book Night winner Wendy Horne. "I read for escapism," says Wendy. "I was reading a trashy romance; I hope no-one will diss...
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Less homework, more reading
Mid Canterbury school principal Sean Wansbrough is a keen advocate of the pastime of reading, so much so that the school's homework policy reflects this. Pupils' homework requirements have been...
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  A collective noun of authors 

BDS members in greater Christchurch had the chance to meet respected authors Lloyd Jones and Tina Makereti at a special member-only event during the... Read More


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