Jane Austen and slow cooked pork

The Pocket Book Club went classic this month reading Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This was my sneaky choice.  I picked it because I wanted to make my mother read a Jane Austen book. Luckily a successful experiment. Why Pride and Prejudice? I could have chosen another, but last year was 20 years since the … Continue reading Jane Austen and slow cooked pork

Pocket Bookclub is mildly euphoric

Is it even possible to be mildly euphoric? I think that is an oxymoron. Nevermind. Euphoria by Lily King was Jane's selection for Pocket Book Club's chilly July meeting and we were pretty happy with it. The book raised a discussion (thanks to Marianne) about what is truth and what is fiction. Euphoria is based very loosely … Continue reading Pocket Bookclub is mildly euphoric

Pocket Book Club is not happy

King of the Road by Nigel Bartlett. Gillian apologised profusely for choosing this book. Jane said Why read about pedophiles. Dirty ... (and then she swore a hell of a lot) But, I said, Lolitia, Lolitia - one of my favourite books. Lolita is much more disturbing but also wonderful. Sue, being into lists, had a list of inconsistencies. He … Continue reading Pocket Book Club is not happy