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Author's home visit
Well loved Hawkes Bay novelist Charity Norman joined Napier 011 for their latest book group meeting. "Charity was a fascinating, delightful guest and we all loved hearing about her writing...
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Let them eat cake!
17th August 1993 is when the first Morrinsville book group (001) came into existence, so it's not surprising they celebrated their quarter of a century recently. Seven of the 10-strong group were...
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Thank you from the 'inside'
It's not unusual for Book Discussion Scheme to receive the occasional card or email of thanks from members who appreciate the service we provide or to share how much they are enjoying their book...
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Potato Peel Society
A periennial question often asked by book and film buffs is: 'Is the book better than the movie?'. When The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society hit the silver screen in...
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Banned books generate an evening's discussion
Auckland wordsmith and BDS book group member Megan Nicol Reed MC-ed a night of banned books   About thirty people were enveloped by the shelves of The Open Book second-hand bookshop in...
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Off duty librarian wins with novel romance
Squeezing some Mills and Boon romance into her evening paid dividends for Book Night winner Wendy Horne. "I read for escapism," says Wendy. "I was reading a trashy romance; I hope no-one will diss...
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Principal wins for walking the talk of reading
Walking the talk earned a rural Mid Canterbury school principal, Sean Wansbrough, second prize in our nationwide reading event. The head of Mt Somers Springburn primary attended his school's Book...
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Old MacDonald leads to pre-schooler's win
An interest in farm equipment and animals helped Waikato pre-schooler Jett Wait win first prize in Book Night, our annual nationwide reading event for all ages. The 3-year old from Pirongia, located...
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Leading Reading - student book groups
BDS offers high schools a student book-group programme for the first part of the academic year. Fifteen student groups are operating this year, including an all-boys group at Sancta Maria College...
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Book Groups support Book Night
About 300 BDS members recorded their participation in Book Night in May. Here's what some of you got up to.  "Lighting up our lives with books" - Tracey Friend sent in this pic of her...
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 Marjorie Latimer - our 'walking byline' 

Ever so sadly we say goodbye to a dedicated and long-term volunteer, Marjorie Latimer, who died on Sunday (15th).

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