Walk On the Wild Side with the Student Book Club!

wildjpg-b08786594708d9fdJoin with the Student Book Club and take a literary trip into wild this February with our novel up for discussion being Cheryl Strayed’s inspirational travel story Wild.

An epic tale of self-discovery and resolution in the wake of personal tragedy, Wild was filmed in 2014 from a screenplay by author Nick Hornby (About A Boy, Fever Pitch) and starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed.

The Club meets to discuss the book on Monday 15th February at 7pm in the Library Staff Room. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the Level 3 User Services Desk – just ask a member of staff.

For more information about the Club, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library: S.D.Reid@lboro.ac.uk, ext. 222403, or why not join the discussion on our Facebook page?

International Student Book Club February Meeting

照片 2Our popular International Student Book Club meets again on Tuesday 2nd February in Library Seminar Room 1 between 5-6pm.

The chosen book is one of the Bookworms Club Stories for Reading Circles titles, Diamond edited by Mark Furr. The book contains 5 stage 5 stories and 3 at stage 6. Two stories have been selected for discussion at the meeting – Death Wish by Lawrence Block, retold by John Escott, and The Stolen Body by H.G. Wells, also retold by John Escott.

If you would like to know more about the group, please email Sara Bosley at s.l.c.bosley@lboro.ac.uk. You can also join us on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/319903914875688/

All students are welcome to the general Loughborough University Student Book Club where you can discuss longer novels. For more information, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library: s.d.reid@lboro.ac.uk ext. 222403, or why not join the Club’s Facebook page?

Dive Into the Book Club this January!

17026_413852478709121_1163712783_nIf you’re stuck for a little light reading for the Christmas break and are interested in joining our very own Student Book Club, then copies of the next book to be read are now available to be borrowed ahead of the next meeting.

Suitably for the season, the novel in question is popular award-winning author/screenwriter Neil Gaiman’s poignant fantasy-fairy tale The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the User Services Desk on Level 3 (on condition you come along to the meeting!)

The next meeting is being held in the Library Staffroom as usual at 7pm on Monday 18th January.  For more information about the Club, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library: S.D.Reid@lboro.ac.uk, ext. 222403, or why not join the discussion on our Facebook page?

Looking Forward to the Student Book Club December Meeting

42fd1b4e12d7a7071674a822cbed1f67The Student Book Club meets for the last time this year when the book up for discussion will be Alexander Masters’ Stuart – A Life Backwards, which was recently filmed by the BBC starring Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Unfortunately all of our copies of the book have been borrowed ahead of the meeting, but you can still pick up a copy from your friendly local bookseller.

We’ll be meeting in the Library Staffroom at 7pm next Monday 7th December. For more information about the Club, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library: S.D.Reid@lboro.ac.uk, ext. 222403, or why not join the discussion on our Facebook page?

Bag A Book From BookCrossing

Book crossing sign copyYou may already know all about the Library’s Leisure Reading collection and its Student Book Club (if not, why not?!) but you may not know all about BookCrossing, the leisure reading phenomenon designed  to encourage us all to read for pleasure. The Library, with the support of Campus Living, has placed wicker boxes of donated novels in six popular meeting places on campus:

  • Martin Hall Bistro
  • The Bridgeman Centre
  • The Student Hub
  • The Schofield Building
  • The S Building
  • The Business School

Designed as a ‘read me then release’ me scheme, the way it works is that you take any book you fancy, then, once you’ve finished reading it, pass it on for someone else to enjoy. To add to the fun, every book has been given its own ID number, so you can track its journey via the BookCrossing website.

However, to keep the scheme rolling, we need more books! So, if you have any leisure reading type books that you’re happy to ‘release’, we’d really like to have them. Ideally we’d like your good quality novels (including graphic), and biographies/autobiographies/memoirs. Please drop them off at the Library and mention that they’re for the BookCrossing scheme.

Happy reading!

Student Book Club – Come & See Us!

SJ-Bolton-Now-You-See-MeFollowing on from our successful launch night last month the Student Book Club will be meeting for the first time this academic year on Monday 9th November in the Library Staffroom at 7pm.

The first book up for discussion is S.J. Bolton’s suspense thriller Now You See Me, the first novel in her successful Lacey Flint detective series. If you haven’t read the book before, don’t worry – we still have copies available to borrow ahead of the meeting from the Level 3 Enquiry Desk – just ask a member of staff for a copy.

For more information about the Club, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library: S.D.Reid@lboro.ac.uk, ext. 222403, or why not join the discussion on our Facebook page?

Spooky Treats For Halloween

IMG_0085If the weather’s gruesome this Halloween and you don’t fancy trick or treating in the cold and rain, then why not take a little of the spooky season home with you this weekend by taking a dip into our very own Twilight Zone of horror & supernatural fiction and film here in the Library…

We have an ever-expanding stock of horror novels among our Leisure Reading collection upstairs on Level 4, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks, as well as graphic novels such as Alan Moore’s From Hell and the first book in the ever-popular Walking Dead series, as well as a wide selection of more classic spine-chillers downstairs in our literature section on Level 2 including Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and a wide range of classic supernatural tales by M.R. James, H.P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood.

Horror movie fans are well catered for too by our range of DVDs in our High Demand collection on Level 3. Ranging from screen legends Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in their immortal guises of Dracula and Frankenstein in the Universal Studios classics from the 1930’s, to the more contemporary thriller-chillers of George Romero (Dawn of the Dead), John Carpenter (Halloween) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), there’s bound to be something to see you through the witching hour… and beyond!

International Student Book Club

peaceful mind in libraryDo you like reading stories and meeting people from other cultures? Would you like to develop your skills in spoken English? If so, this club is for you! You will discover the pleasure of reading short books by well-known authors and share your ideas in a friendly, relaxed environment. The club is free to join and you will be provided with all the books we discuss on a first-come first-served basis.

If you would like to know more, please email Sara Bosley at s.l.c.bosley@lboro.ac.uk or just come to our next meeting in Seminar Room One in the Library at 5pm on Tuesday 3rd November. You can also join us on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/319903914875688/

All students are welcome to the general Loughborough University Student Book Club where you can discuss longer novels. For more information, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library: s.d.reid@lboro.ac.uk ext. 222403, or why not join the Club’s Facebook page?

Who Says Leisure Reading Doesn’t Pay!

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A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Student Book Club last night – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

If you weren’t able to make it, we still have copies of the book Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton which will be under the magnifying glass for this term’s first meeting next month. So if you’d like to come join the club, just ask the Level 3 desk for a copy.

Although the theme of last night’s event was crime & thriller fiction, we will be exploring different genres over the coming months. We’ll also be taking suggestions from club members for which books to read.

For more information about the Club, please contact Sharon Reid at the Library: S.D.Reid@lboro.ac.uk, ext. 222403, or why not join the discussion on our Facebook page?

Murder, She Read… Student Book Club Launch Night

murder she readIf you fancy reading and chatting about great novels from lots of different genres, enjoying home-baked refreshments and taking part in other social activities, why not come along to the official crime-themed launch of the Loughborough University Student Book Club at 7pm on Tuesday October 20th in the Village Bar?

  • Scampi and chips for £2.95!
  • Guest speaker: John Martin – author and authority on crime writing
  • Pick up a brand new copy of Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton, the first great novel we’ll be discussing
  • Exciting prize draw!
  • Display of crime novels

For catering purposes, please register your interest in attending with Sharon at the Library: S.D.Reid@lboro.ac.uk

Comments from previous members:
“Thanks so much for doing this club by the way, it’s been great!”
“It is fun and the sessions…are a good chance to meet new people”
“I’ll be coming to the meeting … I can’t wait to talk about the book”