Archive for July, 2009

On the road …again

So, following the rather curtailed Middlesbrough Book Group meeting last month, we’ve finally managed to sort out what will hopefully be the Book Group home for the foreseeable future (and let’s hope the future is very, very long…!)

Uncle Albert’s Bar on Exchange Place, opposite the Middlesbrough train station (used to be called Bar Vienna), has offered to host the book group from next Tuesday onwards.

So, the next meeting will be Tuesday, 28 July, from 6.30pm to 8pm, at Uncle Albert’s. The book being discussed is THE CROW ROAD by Iain Banks.

There won’t be free teas and coffees laid on but there are lots of drinks (soft and hard) at the bar.

See you on Tuesday night.


The people’s choice

One thing I like, other than roller derby, tea and cakes and greyhounds is democracy.

Being ‘in charge’ of the book group is fun but sometimes it’s nice to let everyone else have there say about what we do

To celebrate summer, all of the NWN book groups are doing a summer read for the July group. At our June meeting, where we discussed Nik Jones’ 9987 (another book with a scary male loner- we’ve had a run of em!) all of the members bar me picked a book they liked, and just like at school, we put them ina hat (aka my hand) and picked one at random.

So, July’s book is Iain Banks’ The Crow Road, which I last read when I was 16 and I have a lovely pristine copy just waiting to be read.


About the group

The Tees Valley Book Group meets at Stockton Central Library at 6.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

If you would like more information about what the group is reading, please visit


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