Virtual Book Club – now twice monthly!

The first virtual meeting of the Book Angels via Zoom worked a treat, so the group have decided to continue to hold meetings via Zoom. The next Virtual Book Club Meeting is booked for

Monday, 18th May @ 7.30 pm

Book: “The Dry” by Jane Harper

book club may 2020

The Book Angels are also planning a quiz evening on the 1st June where all Book Club members are asked to bring five literary questions to submit to the group.

Book Angel Members will have received an email with instructions on how to join, but if any other MHWI members would like to take part, please email for details.

If you don’t want to join the Book Angels just now, but are looking for reading inspiration to while away those hours at home, then here are a few ideas that may help:

Free Lending Library

The Leicestershire Library network offers a free on-line lending facility for e-books, audio books and newspapers as well as magazines on a whole range of hobbies and special interests. Use the link above to find the site, then click on ‘Digital Library Services’ and log in with your library card. If you do not have a card you can register on-line for free. The files can be downloaded to most digital devices. Books can usually be borrowed for 3 weeks, any magazine of newspaper publication will remain on your device until you delete it.

Project Gutenberg

The Gutenberg Project has been digitising books that are out of copyright (currently up to about the mid-1920s) and the library now includes over 60.000 books. These can be downloaded free of charge for a variety of different e-readers or in PDF form.  They also offer books in a range of languages

Free Kindle Books on Amazon

Yes – there are! Select the Kindle department from the drop down menu on the left of the search box, enter 0.00 and sort the list by ‘price low-high’. You can download these just like any other Kindle book. Alternatively, download the Kindle App onto your computer or tablet and you can read the books through there. Who knows – this may just lead you to discover a new favourite author!

Online Courses

There are a myriad of online courses available at the moment – and many of them are free. Check out these sites for offers and links to other providers.

And as always – if you have any other tips, tricks or good ideas we should post here, please email us at

Enjoy and stay safe!


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