June Book Club – Book #2 – This book will save your life

Exeter Health Library Book Club
Weds 5th July
12:30-13:30
Library Meeting Room, Exeter Health Library

As it’s our first book club, we’re offering a variety of titles to choose from, to get the conversation started!

Next up is This book will save your life by A. M. Homes:

Richard Novak is a modern-day Everyman, a middle-aged divorcé trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one- except his trainer, nutritionist, and housekeeper. He is functionally dead and doesn’t even notice until two incidents-an attack of intense pain that lands him in the emergency room, and the discovery of an expanding sinkhole outside his house-conspire to hurl him back into the world. On his way home from the hospital, Richard forms the first of many new relationships: He meets Anhil, the doughnut shop owner, an immigrant who dreams big. He finds a weeping housewife in the produce section of the supermarket, helps save a horse that has fallen into the sinkhole, daringly rescues a woman from the trunk of her kidnapper’s car, and, after the sinkhole claims his house and he has to relocate to a Malibu rental, he befriends a reluctant counterculture icon. In the end, Richard is also brought back in closer touch with his family-his aging parents, his brilliant brother, the beloved ex-wife whom he still desires, and finally, before the story’s breathtaking finale, with his estranged son Ben.

(Summary from Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29415.This_Book_Will_Save_Your_Life?from_search=true)

We ask that you source your own copy of this book, please:
Search for on Exeter Health Library library catalogue
Search for on Devon Libraries library catalogue
Search for on Amazon

Please come and join us for our first book club meeting on Weds 5th July.

If you aren’t able to join us in person, but would like to take part, please submit a book review in the comments section below, or pop it into an e-mail to us at: rde-tr.library@nhs.net and we’ll share it with the group!

We look forward to hearing what you think!

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June Book Club – Book #1 – Eat, Pray, Love

Exeter Health Library Book Club
Weds 5th July
12:30-13:30
Library Meeting Room, Exeter Health Library

As it’s our first book club, we’re offering a variety of titles to choose from, to get the conversation started!

First up is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert:

In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.

(Summary from Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19501.Eat_Pray_Love)

We ask that you source your own copy of this book, please:
Search for on Exeter Health Library library catalogue
Search for on Devon Libraries library catalogue
Search for on Amazon

Please come and join us for our first book club meeting on Weds 5th July.

If you aren’t able to join us in person, but would like to take part, please submit a book review in the comments section below, or pop it into an e-mail to us at: rde-tr.library@nhs.net and we’ll share it with the group!

We look forward to hearing what you think!

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1st Book Club meeting – Weds 5th July

We’ve set a date for the first meeting of the Exeter Health Library Book Club!

Wednesday 5th July
12:30pm-13:30pm
Exeter Health Library Meeting Room (PMS/RILD Building)

This will be as part of our Health Information Week. Any RD&E staff are welcome to attend.

As it’s our first meeting, we’re giving you a choice of books to read – pick ONE of the following titles

Eat, pray, love – by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Search for on Devon Libraries library catalogue
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This book will save your life – by A. M. Homes
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Search for on Devon Libraries library catalogue
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Fragile things – by Neil Gaiman
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Search for on Devon Libraries library catalogue
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We’re asking you to find your own copies of these books for this initial meeting, but once the Book Club is up and running we’re hoping to be able to borrow sets of books via the public library.

We’ll be providing more information about each of these books shortly, so watch this space!

For those who can’t make it to the meeting, we’re investigating ways that you can submit your thoughts/comments/book reviews online, so again, please watch this space.

If you’d like to find out more about the Book Club, or make suggestions for titles, please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you soon!

The Library Team

 

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Welcome to the Exeter Health Library Book Club!

We are shortly going to be launching a Book Club, to encourage reading for health & wellbeing for RD&E staff.

There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life – according to research carried out for the Reading Agency.

The plan is to pick one book a month to read, and we’ll have a monthly get together (with tea & coffee provided!) to chat about the book. For staff who work in the community, or who can’t make it to the monthly meeting we’ll be inviting you to submit online feedback and reviews about the books too, and we’ll summarise the feedback for each book here on our website.

Watch this space for more information!

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