Looking at my calender, I was surprised to see that our little book group has been going for a whole year!
A lot has happened over the last year.
I’ve met fantastic people from all sorts of backgrounds and age groups at the group, and as well as reading some awesome books, I also met and hosted a night with one of my favourite authors Stella Duffy.
Reading is such a weird solitary pasttime, that having this group to go to once a month really makes my life a lot better.
In the style of a Miss World contestant, I’d like to thank Claire and Olivia at New Writing North for supporting us; Sara Dennis and Middlesbrough Libraries for rescuing us and providing my favourite place in the town as a venue; and, most importantly, the people who come every month or once in a while – you make this happen!