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LitCrawl and an extravagance of writers
The Capital City "did it again" according to the organisers of the LitCrawl Festival in early November - and BDS members were in the thick of the gathered readers. The festival, which is a series of...
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80 more
  You and your book group can help inspire more kids to read...        ...by supporting the New Zealand Book Council's '80 more' initiative.       The...
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Reviewer's contribution acknowledged
Former BDS reviewer and senior lecturer in library studies, Rachel McCahon, has died. Rachel had been part of the Reviewers Network for a number of years, helping BDS assess books for its...
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Barbara Brown's Cryptic Crossword Challenge
Our BDS manager is a professional cryptic crossword writer. She has compiled this crossword for your enjoyment (or frustration!).  For help on how to understand and solve cryptic clues, visit...
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Sight impairment no reason to avoid book club
Having poor eyesight doesn’t mean you can’t be part of a book group, according to a Far North reader Jean Dowson. Jean coordinates a Book Discussion Scheme book group that has been going for 22...
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The Mob?
BDS staff were flummoxed by a comment from a Whanganui book group recently. The convenor had written feedback about their recent book and meeting on the consignment note, which she'd returned to...
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Tongariro Prison updates us on prison group
Seven prison facilities throughout the country use Book Discussion Scheme resources to run book groups for male and female prisoners. Christchurch Women’s Prison was the first to establish a...
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Great grandchildren share a love of reading
Alice McLaren, a BDS reader in Ashburton, wrote in to ask how we liked this photo of "four of my little great grandchildren sharing a book with Daddy - and Uncle - Mark". "To me, this photo...
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Reading Nook debut
Our Reading Nook reflecting the 'Going West' 2017 festival colours made a debut at the weekend. The reading space, set up by BDS member Amanda Chapman of AUCK 205, consisted of hired bean bags...
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Oranges and Books
Foodie and tramper Phyll Wallace joined our team of volunteers during the winter. The former cafe and catering worker teams up with her friend Robyn Gibling to spend most Monday mornings at the BDS...
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