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My Book Club Recommends: Being Chinese, A New Zealander's Story
by Helene Wong Reviewed by Jeanie Brigham   “You can go anywhere you like,” her mother said. “This is your home.” In 1980, at the age of about 30, Helene Wong was in China for the...
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My Book Club Recommends: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
by Elisabeth Tova Bailey Reviewed by Penelope Tinsley   When the author of this charming little story was stricken by a peculiar virus she was confined to bed, and too weak to continue with...
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Library Reading Recommendations
If you're looking for your next in-between-book-club read, there's no better place to start than your local library. Libraries are so much more than just a place to borrow books from: They're...
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Reading about Race
At BDS we believe that book groups can help pave the way to a fairer, kinder, stronger New Zealand by being places where people can connect, learn, be inspired, and grow together. Literature has...
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BDS Featured on ReadNZ Blog
BDS Promotions person, Renee Blackburn, was recently interviewed by ReadNZ about how New Zealand's book clubs are coping during lockdown, what they're reading, and why they joined the Book Discussion...
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COVID-19: Latest advice for Book Groups
COVID-19 Update Wed 19 August Welcome back to levels two and three. Here's what you need to know: It's pretty much business as usual, with a few things to keep in mind: Getting it done...
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Auckland Writers Festival Road Trip
  *** UPDATE 16 March 2020 — AWF events have been cancelled to help stop the spread of COVID-19 ***   Join Festival Director Anne O'Brien at bookshops and libraries around NZ for a...
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BDS Members Satisfaction Survey
At the end of 2019, we asked our members what book club meant to them, and for suggestions on how we could improve our service. Below is a summary of their responses, as well an update on how we are...
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11 Unique Love Stories
Let's get between the sheets...of paper and explore 11 titles with their own unique love stories. From the heart-warming and funny, to the melancholic and tragic, these are just a few stories from...
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An Author at Our Table
Would you seize the opportunity to discuss your latest book club read in the presence of its author? Could you confess that you didn't enjoy it, or found it challenging? Would you question the...
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