Down the Rabbit Hole
In fantasy we often find tropes that send characters through magic doors or spiralling down magic rabbit holes. When they emerge on the other side they are greeted by a fantastical world so unlike their own, they can only stare and gape in wonder and amazement - or confusion and fear, depending on the situation. Regardless, they are torn out of the real world and thrust into adventure. Every book is a door into another world, and every time we open a book’s pages and begin to read we are thrust into adventure and wonderment. If pure escapism is what you need in your life, we recommend joining Riverbend’s Fantasy Bookclub. Take that step, slip down the Rabbit Hole!
Down The Rabbit Hole is facilitated by Chloe Townson, and runs every two months on third Wednesday (approximately) at 6:30pm. Be aware, however, the first group is on a Monday due to clashes with events!
DATES FOR 2019
Monday July 29th, 6:30pm
Wednesday September 18th, 6:30pm
Wednesday November 20th, 6:30pm
READING IN AUGUST
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her room andfalls asleep. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster. Written in luminous prose,The Dreamersis a breathtaking and beautiful novel, startling and provocative, about the possibilities contained within a human life if only we are awakened to them.