Teen readers and our Spanish-speaking friends will be delighted to note the appearance of two regular book clubs at Camana Bay.
On the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 8.30pm, a brand new book club for teen readers aged 14 to 18 beings. The first meeting, explains Megan McCluskey of the store, takes place on Wednesday, 6 March, where the club will discuss Delerium – the first in Lauren Oliver’s bestselling trilogy.
“I’ve wanted to start a young adults book club since I started here but was waiting for the right time and the right book,” says Megan.
“Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy is a beautiful and thought-provoking story about love in a dystopian age. The first two books are already published – Delerium and Pandemonium – and I (like many others) am eagerly awaiting the release of Requiem, the final book, on 5 March.” Book clubs, she explains, are a great way to meet people.
“Our BookEnds club keeps growing and I am sure that our new young adults club will be just as popular. And there will be pizza!
“Most of our young adult readers love the series since you really get to know the characters well over the course of several books. Delirium will be the book for 6 March, then Pandemonium on 3 April finishing up with Requiem on 1 May. For the next series Beautiful Creatures and the Pretties have been suggested, but we will let the club decide what they’d like to read next.”
Indeed, potential club members can also decide the title of the book club itself by emailing [email protected] or dropping a suggestion in a special jar in the store. Like the club itself, it’s free to enter. The person coming up with the winning name will receive a copy of Requiem, which is cool innit.
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Nosotros: Spanish Floetry is another exciting development at the store. Based on the ace Floetry nights, this is a logical and excellent new offering, which takes place on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Spanish-speaking poets and performers – and those who simply enjoy la lengua de Cervantes – are invited to join Nosotros, a group whose mission is to build bridges and create connections through culture, for their monthly open mic night. Come share your artistic talents and cultural experiences in a creative and friendly space, says Megan.
“Michel Powery, a Floetry regular, had approached me with the idea a few months ago. I thought it was a great idea and would fit in perfectly to our overall goal of having a community event every Wednesday,” she explains.
“Nosotros is entirely in Spanish. It is a chance for our Spanish speaking poets and customers to have an evening of community and creativity.” The group’s next meeting takes place on Wednesday 27 March.
For more information, please contact Miguel Powery at 917 0335.
Potential club members can also decide the title of the book club.