Book Reviews

There’s a reason book clubs are popping up everywhere at the moment. There’s nothing like an intelligent online conversation with your friends.

Here is an opportunity to join our book club and share your views on some of the books you’ve read.  More to come on this page. Click the book reviews and comments link below to begin the conversation.

We feature one book per month in this place of prominence. Older reviews can be found by scrolling down the page and clicking on the appropriate writer’s name

Book - My Father's daughter

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Book- The Psychology of Psychedelics
Book- The Psychology of Psychedelics
Book - Post -Tribal Shamanism
Book- False alarm
Book- The Night Watchman
Book- The Night Watchman
Book, On the run In Siberia
The Medicine wheel
Book- The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
Book what I learned losing a million dollars
Book by Sally Rooney - Normal people
Book by Sally Rooney - Normal people
Book - IRELAND AND THE EU POST BREXIT
Book- Mamma's last hug
Book: How to be wrong - the art of changing your mind
Book Reflections from a bookshopf
book review. The Ministry of Bodies
book review. The Ministry of Bodies
bOOK rEVIEW - tHE kINGDOM OF WOMEN
Book review - The graveyard by Neil Gaiman
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Book cover Human kind 50plusonlinecafe
Book cover - The railway man
George Orwell book title, coming up for air
book cover - nervous state, by William Davies
Book cover - seeds of Doubt
book cover poverty safari
Book - The Stand by Stephen King

Book Review – August 2022 – Flase Alarm

  We are in the midst of a climate panic, fuelled by the media and by politicians, rather than by the science. Global warming is real, but it ain't Armageddon. Did you know that there aren't more wildfires and flooding, just more houses in the way? That polar...

Book review – June 2022 – The Night Watchman

THE BATTLE AGAINST 'TERMINATION' Louise Erdrich writes on Native American themes, and is of Ojibwe descent. She is one of my favourite novelists. She combines the nitty gritty of daily life on the reservation, with a closeness to her characters, endless original...

Book Review – April 2022 – The Medicine Wheel

Barry has created a meditation on meaning, a most interesting discourse on the Medicine Wheel tempered with Jung and other interesting philosophers, matching and mixing and extracting clarity and knowledge. I hear Barry as I read, his voice is clear and direct, there...

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I have discovered ‘Exercise’! There is no mention in any of the Lifestyle headings about ‘Exercise’. This should be part of 50plusonlinecafe topics. So important!

Live Music

Now that we can get back to enjoying live music, is there anyone you really want to see or already have tickets to see this year? I will be seeing Eagles at Hyde Park at the end of June. One of my favourite bands that I have never seen before and am very much looking forward to seeing play live.

How was your weekend?

I was saving cats on Saturday helping out at our local Cats Protection bazaar. Then on Sunday I was painting all of the wood in sight with wood stain/preserver – table & chairs, bench, door frames. Only gets done once every couple of years but a good job to get out of the way!

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