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#GLTU14 Charcoals

10 Feb


Seven Glasgow library tweeps met up for curry and a chat last week, at Charcoals on Renfield Street. I meant to take lots of pictures of the food, but I’m afraid we descended on it like a plague of locusts and it was all gone before I remembered. So not a great deal to say about #GLTU14 except that it was good food and good company!

Looking ahead, you might remember that before Christmas I mentioned a possible visit to the libraries at Gartnavel (see this post for details). I now have a provisional date – Tuesday, 28th April. Put it in your diary now, and confirmation and more details will follow.

#GLTU14 – a curry and a chat

20 Jan

A table has been booked at Charcoals on Renfield Street for 6pm on Thursday, February 5th. Six of us have signed up already – care to join us for a curry and a chat? If so, please let me know asap by commenting below or tweeting @AnabelMarsh. The pictures above are from our last visit to Charcoals (#GLTU11) and, I hope, will whet your appetite!

#GLTU11 – Books and Bhoona

2 Dec

As part of this year’s Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust encouraged everyone to organise their own Big Book Bash. GLTU obliged with Books and Bhoona on Friday 29th November – though having reached the giddy heights of 8 possibles, then settled down with 5 on the night, this book bash turned out to be on the small side.

The idea was to enjoy a curry together (which we did at Charcoals on Renfield Street) along with a mystery book swap. Everyone brought a book they had enjoyed, wrapped up with a note as to why they had picked it. At the end of the night we swapped books and everyone went home with something new to read. I’m hoping that we might all feel encouraged, maybe after Christmas, to add our thoughts to those of the donor and produce some reviews for this blog.

The books were:

  1. John Fowles French Lieutenant’s Woman
  2. Michelle Magorian Goodnight Mr Tom
  3. Alberto Manguel The Library at Night
  4. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  5. Amy Tan The Bonesetter’s Daughter

Watch this space!


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