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Book Club

 

One of our favorite PTO projects this year was starting a book club.

The book club first met in the spring and invited parents and teachers to participate. Six book lovers have since met twice virtually for 1-2 hours. We hope word will spread and more members of our school community will join in the future.

Our first book was "The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love" by Per J. Andersson. This is an incredibly interesting story about a man who defies the expectations of his society. The book, more a story about an incredibly complex life than a love or travel story, also deals with the caste system in India. Our book club has spent a lot of time discussing whether prophecies are self-fulfilling if someone firmly believes in them. There was also a long debate about the reason why the main character fell so much in love with the girl. The book is well written and above all a true story. We can recommend reading it!

We have chosen two books as summer reading:

The first book is "The Baltimore Boys" by Joël Dicker. The book club will meet on August 26, 2021 at 7pm to discuss the book.

Our second recommendation is "Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist" by Kate Raworth. On September 2, 2021 at 7pm the book club will talk about this book and the discussion will be led by Jennifer Brandsberg-Engelmann who recommended this read.

You are all welcome to join the book club. If you are interested, please send a short email to pto@strothoff-international-school.de so we can send you more information.

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Our SIS book club started on the 1st of April with a really nice virtual get-together. The participants decided that we'd like to meet to discuss books on a regular basis.

Next time we’ll meet on Thursday, 27 May 2021 at 7 pm for at least an hour (or maybe two).

Our book club is open to all adult members of our school community. DP students who love reading are also welcome.

We will form a book discussion group. That means all book club members read the proposed book and attend the meetings with the aim to discuss the book. However, if somebody can't attend from time to time or doesn't finish the book, it isn't the end of the world!

Together we will choose a book for the next discussion in the book club. All members of the school community will be informed of the book selection by email, so everyone has the chance to join the next meeting.

As long as we cannot meet in person because of the pandemic, we will hold the book club meetings online and send out the Zoom link in time. But at a later time, maybe we can meet at someone's home, in the library, or in a café and start the book club evening with small snacks and small talk.

If you decide to join the book club, please email pto@strothoff-international-school.de so we can add you to our mailing list. We look forward to meeting you!

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