Book Group - Reading for Pleasure (For Existing Students Only) - Northern Beaches Community College

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Book Group - Reading for Pleasure (For Existing Students Only)

Course Outline:

This course encourages reading and the sharing of ideas through discussion, looking at the influence of our personal history and how it relates to our preferences in book selection today.

Please Bring:

Please purchase or come with the following books:

*Term 1 - 2024 Booklist:

Yellowface   Rebecca F. Kuang

The Soumate   Sally Hepworth

Birthday Stories   Haruki Murakami

About the Tutor:

Margaret Baird is a trained English teacher. She currently works as an Individual and Couple Councillor in private practice. Leading groups both in the self-help and the book group area has been her special interest. She is currently a member of two book groups and is keen to encourage enrichment through reading and discussion.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • I value the opportunity to connect with friends I have made in this group. Margaret chooses interesting books which encourage much discussion.
  • I enjoy learning about and from a wide range of great books with a group of intelligent and caring women and an excellent leader who guides and encourages everyone.
  • Margaret is a warm and engaging person and skilled in leading this group and encouraging in-depth discussion and the bringing to light each person's thoughts on the subject book. The group as a whole is friendly and welcoming.
  • Margaret was very able to continue our course with zoom and I enjoyed the term very much even though we were not able to meet f2f during this time of covid
  • I've been attending this course for 7 years now and really value it.
  • I love this book group. We have an experienced and talented convenor and a group of wonderful women participants. What more could one ask for.
  • The trainer is very experienced and there are a lot of interesting well-read people whose opinions are valuable.
  • This fabulous and connected group is a joy to us all. We’ve read books that have extended and challenged us and shared stories and reflections that give enormous value to us personally and as a group.
  • As always, another stimulating term of discussion, controversy and illumination.
  • Course great as always. I prefer a normal class but thank you for making zoom possible.