The Worth A Read Book Club has embraced Zoom for its first post-COVID-19 meeting in May 2020. While we usually meet in the Studio at the CB 55+ Centre on the fourth Tuesday of each month, we were glad to see some friendly faces–if only on our computer screens. If you would like to join us on Zoom for some good reading and interesting discussion, contact Sue Jergens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jan Grewar (email@example.com).
During our February meeting, members enjoyed a discussion of Jonathan Manthorpe’s Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada. Members thought the book was quite timely, in light of the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanszhou. Little did we know the novel coronavirus was around the corner! Although members found it a challenging read, and some couldn’t finish it, others considered it a ‘must read’ and ‘relevant’. The first chapters were a tough slog, but were well researched and provided the necessary background for those of us not current on our Chinese history. Overall, members gave Claws of the Panda 3.9 stars.
Upcoming book club selections are as follows:
|June 23, 2020||The Elegance of the Hedgehog||Muriel Barbery|
|July 28, 2020||Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA||Brenda Maddox|
|August 25, 2020||Where The Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens|
|September 22, 2020||Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died under Nazi Occupation||Anne Sebba|
Enjoying Chinese Tea and discussing the book, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane”