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AG READERS – BOOK CLUB, DAVENTRY

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Our book club meets are various places in Northants on the first Wednesday of every month. This month we are in Daventry.

📅 NOTES FROM OUR LAST MEETING 📅

5th June I May Be Wrong: And Other Wisdoms from Life as a Forest Monk by Björn Natthiko Lindeblad

What a super evening we had last night talking about our recent book “I may be Wrong”. Special thanks go to Julia for hosting the evening in her lovely new home and to Amanda for asking some great thought-provoking questions. The scores were high overall with some 9’s being offered whilst our lowest score was a 5. The average score for this book was 7.4 and the majority of people felt it was the best book we have read so far in AG Book Club.

Amanda’s questions prompted discussion on what we liked or didn’t like and everyone felt this was a likeable easy read with many pearls of wisdom scattered around the book. People took different messages from the book and this seemed to depend on what you had going on in your life at the stage you read this book. Significant ‘takeaways’ included the phrases “Trust that everything will be ok”, “You are not your thoughts” and “Everything is impermanent – both good and not so good”. Various individuals shared how these messages had resonated with them and helped them in making a positive decision about some aspect of their life.

Whilst everyone liked the book and had enjoyed reading it, some felt it could have been deeper and there could have been some practical insights into how these key messages could be turned into actions. Others were glad the book did not get any deeper and this shows how different all the wonderful AG members are. The part about the clenched fist and letting go resonated with many people.

Towards the end of the discussion, we discussed how Bjorn had planned his death from his terrible MND condition and how it had wrecked his body. As Rob Burrows had sadly died of MND last weekend we could see why Bjorn had wanted to end his life.

Something that made people cry was the ending about the last thing he wanted to see before he left this world was Elizabeth’s eyes.

Alison shared that Bjorn had held two conversations with Fearne Cotton (Happy Place) just before he died and highly recommended we looked them up and heard Bjorn speaking – he projects himself as a calm, kind, genuine and humble man. Links below:

Making peace with the idea of death as a Buddhist monk (15 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zgGQ_wt15M

What it’s like living as a forest monk in Thailand’s jungle (1 hour 10 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nElCqq3W0Nw

Our next three books are:

•⁠ ⁠June – Hostage by Clare Mackintosh suggested by Chanel – host is Debby from Daventry.

•⁠ ⁠July – Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini suggested by Alison

•⁠ ⁠August/September – The Women by Kristin Hannah suggested by Kelly (I think)

We will meet at Debby’s house in Daventry on Wednesday 3rd July and the address will be provided nearer the time. Thanks Debby!

Book Club nibbles are going really well and the system of jotting down what you bring seems to work well without too much food being available or left over.

Thanks everyone for a great evening and for contributing so much to Book club – it certainly feels like a great success x

🙏 EVENT ORGANISER: Alison Snelling & Debby Clayton – book questions to be asked by Chanel.

⛑ NEED TO KNOW FOR THE AG SOCIAL CLUB

  • This is a social event for AG members (Walking club, weekend warriors and social club members).
  • This is a club organised by the members, for the members.
  • Some events are free such as the book club, however, some events will have a fee for tickets.
  • We allow each member to bring a maximum of two guests per event.
  • You can attend two social events as a “try before you buy”.
  • Open to everyone (any gender, any age).

Details

Date:
July 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ag-readers-book-club-daventry-registration-929212749347

Organiser

Adventure Geek
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Venue

Daventry
Daventry, Daventry, NN11
Daventry, NN11 GB
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There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that we have a maximum of two dogs per walker and that the welfare of the animals remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.

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