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Wild about Book Night
Business owner Steven Wild never read a full novel at high school but is now an advocate for Book Night, BDS' nationwide reading event in May.(photo by Mandy Caldwell)   Kiwi business owner...
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The life journey of a barcode
When a box of sparkling new books arrives at the Sydenham office of Book Discussion Scheme, not all staff view the arriving package with the full reverence it deserves! One such person is our...
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Fossicking for fancy rocks
There's been geocaching (locating 'treasure' using GPS coordinates) and photo fads of travelling gnomes in exotic places; now the latest social media craze is re-appearing rocks! Cass Hendry wrote...
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Cultural mix in Tauranga
With the help of friends, Pam Hansen convenes a thriving English as Second Language book group in Tauranga.  "We began 18 months ago with five ex students from my ESL class who wanted to keep...
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The Commuting Book
Bored at the bus stop? We've been working with Christchurch-based The Commuting Book to provide commuters with reading material. Read about it in our Media Release. If you want to donate good...
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Warm Earth Cottage
Bay of Plenty group KATIK 002 sent in this delightful photo of their Christmas get-together. Convenor Anne Morriss said they "had the most lovely Christmas do" at Warm Earth Cottages. The venue is...
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Third Island comes aboard!
BDS delivers nationwide and, true to our word, we are now couriering book-sets and discussion notes to Rakiura. A group of readers on New Zealand's third island, also known as Stewart Island, joined...
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How do books Change Lives?
How do books change lives? Jeannie Woodhouse, the convenor of Nelson 018, wrote in recently to share how a non-fiction book had made an impact on a member of her book group. Half the Sky was...
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Living Stories event - and the art of making a new life
Live storytelling (by adults for adults) was the focus of a BDS event held in West Auckland in October. Our Auckland BDS rep, Melissa Parker, organised the event at her local Te Atatu Peninsula...
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Skype with Canadian author of 'Three Souls'
Queenstown BDS members had the opportunity to skype the Canadian author of a popular novel in the Scheme. Sue Harcome's book group, Queenstown 010, won the chance to have an online conversation...
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 Winners of Charity Norman's latest  Literary Events 

The lucky winners of advance copies of Charity Norman's latest book, See You in September, are:

Vicki Hurst, of Mt Eden, Auckland Susie Tocker of Karori, Wellington.  Tsana Plessius of Glen Innes,... Read More

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