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Book Beetles

“I ‘ve always loved joining clubs–although, in truth, they’re usually book clubs.” ~Robecca Steam

Read Pakistan Book Club makes a step forward to promote book reading culture with an idea of forming book clubs within the colleges or universities.  In this book club students of their own universities organize different activities and implement their tremendous ideas to enhance the book reading love among the youth, over more than 63 places these book clubs are carrying on their activities both physically and virtually not only in Pakistan but also in KSA.

 

یہ ایک ایسا واحد اور منفرد لائحہ کار ہے جو پاکستان اور سعودی عربیہ  میں ٦٣ جگہوں پر بیک وقت سرگرمیاں ترتیب دیتا ہے۔ ناظرین و سامعین کے لئے ناصرف آن لائن بلکہ آف لائن) براهِ راست) بھی اس پروگرام  کا انعقاد کیا جاتا ہے۔ ان سرگرمیوں کا بنیادی مقصد صرف اور صرف قوم و ملک کے اندر مطالعہ کا شوق و جذبہ پیدا کرنا اور ایسے لوگ جن کے اندر مطالعہ کرنے کی صلاحیت اور کتابیں پرھنے کا شوق بلکل مُرجھا گیا ہے انکو پڑھنے کی اہمیت اور مطالعہ کی اصل نیابت سے  روشناس کرانا ہے

April Book Club, 25th April, 2021

by Bahira University

Bahira University organized its first ever bookclub. The books that we discussed were “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey and “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. Waleed Raja introduced the first book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and continued with the book review…

June Book Club,29th June, 2021

by Bahira University

Bahira University organized its first ever bookclub. The books that we discussed were “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey and “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. Waleed Raja introduced the first book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and continued with the book review.

July Book Club, 25th  July, 2021

by Bahira University

Bahira University organized Book Club of the month. The book that we discussed was “The Lost Worldby Michael Crichton. Waleed Raja introduced the book and continued with the book review. The Lost World is a techno-thriller novel which was written in 1995 as a sequel to Crichton’s 1990 novel Jurassic Park.

After this book review, we had some open discussion on the book Science of the CosmosScience of the Soul by William C. Chittick. Abdullah, our LR initiated the discussion and the rest joined in too. It was so interactive and engaging that we did not even realize when we ran short of time and the zoom meeting ended unexpectedly and thus the session ended.

 

 

August Book Club, 28th August, 2021

by Bahira University

Bahira University organized Book Club of the month. The session got started at the planned time by the literary raptor of BUIC, Muhammad Abdullah, who welcomed the participants and proceeded with the book review of the novella The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy after introducing the book. It is a short novella written by the Tolstoy after his religious conversion and can be considered as one of the finest pieces of literature on the subject of dyeing and also a perfect novel to get into the great Russian literature and Tolstoy particularly.

That was followed by the book review of the novel الف از عمیرہ احمد by me. This is a famous Umera Ahmed novel and is known for its theme i.e. Spiritualism. It explores the journey of a celebrated film director Qalb-e-Momin from spiritual to materialistic and then back to spiritual life.

Then we had a group discussion on the book The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, which was initiated after a presentation by Ahsan Amin and the session got more intense and indulging with each passing moment. The session was almost 90 minutes long and ended at about 10:35 pm.

September Book Club, 15th October, 2021

by Bahira University

Bahira University organized Book Club of the month. The session got started at the planned time by the literary raptor of BUIC, Muhammad Abdullah, who welcomed the participants. This was followed by the participants introducing themselves. Then, Waleed Raja discussed the book The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells with the audience.

Vaneeza Malik, then proceeded with a precise book review of پری زاد از ہاشم ندیم which is a socio-romantic novel, a story of a middle-class boy who possesses an unattractive face but pure heart. The Alchemy of Happiness by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali was the last book that we got reviewed. Muhammad Abdullah started the review with a detailed background and introduction of the author, Imam Al Ghazzali and reviewed the book briefly due to the time constraint.

October Book Club, 5th November, 2021

by Bahira University

Muhammad Abdullah welcomed the participants, starting the session formally. This was followed by Abdullah briefly introducing the books to the attendees. After this, Ahsan Amin proceeded with a detailed book review of “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins”, explaining Darwinian evolution, it’s strong points and limitations. The Art of War by Sun Tzu was the second book that we thought provoking question session after these reviews, which lead to an interactive discussion.

 

November Book Club, 16th December, 2021

by Bahira University

Muhammad Abdullah welcomed the participants, starting the session formally.

After this, Abdul Hanan Aziz proceeded with a detailed book review of “The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy”, discussing how subconscious mind governs our life without us even being fully aware of it, which lead to an interactive discussion. This was followed by Vaneeza Husssain giving a brief introduction and review of Umera Ahmed’s ہم کہاں کے سچے تھے. Maha Rashid gave a critical analysis of Rumi’s Daughter, a masterpiece by Muriel Maufroy.

The session ended at 01:30 pm. Overall, it was an engaging session.

August Book Club, 29th August 2021

by Bahira University

The book club was organized by the team of Fatima Jinnah Women University on August 29th, 2021 at 8 pm. The session was hosted by Book club coordinator (Nigar Fatima). 9 participants attended the session. The session was started with the exemplary aims and objectives of Read Pakistan and a brief introduction on three books was given. Later, Minahil Sajid gave insightful review on “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, Samavia Wahid and Nigar Fatima together gave review on “Seerat e Salman Farsi” and Fatima Abbasi gave review on last chapters of “Namal”. The session was ended at 9:15 pm with the positive feedback from the audience.

September Book Club, 1st October, 2021

by Bahira University

 The session was hosted by Book club coordinator (Nigar Fatima). 8 participants attended the session. Due to strict covid policies, Fatima Jinnah Management only allowed 10 participants to gather at a time. Therefore, we limited our session to only participants who came prepared for the two-way communication. The session was started with the exemplary aims and objectives of Read Pakistan and a brief introduction on two books was given. Later, Laiba Tanvir gave insightful review on “Seerat un Nabi” and Sawaiz Riaz gave deep thought rooted review on the master piece of Charlotte Perkins book “The Yellow Wallpaper”. The session was ended at 4:00 pm with the positive feedback from the audience.

October Book Club, 8th November, 2021

by Bahira University

The book club was organized by the team of Fatima Jinnah Women University on November 8th, 2021 at 2:00 pm. The session was hosted by Literary Raptor (Fatima Abbasi). 13 participants attended the session following strict covid SOP’s. All the participants came prepared for the two-way communication and took active part in healthy discussion. The session was started with the exemplary aims and objectives of Read Pakistan and a brief introduction on two books was given. Later, Nigar Fatima gave insightful review on “Frankenstein” and Zaib-un-Nisa gave deep thought rooted review on the master piece of George Orwell book “Animal Farm”. The session was ended at 4:00 pm with the positive feedback from the audience

November Book Club, 14th December, 2021

by Bahira University

The book club was organized by the team of Fatima Jinnah Women University on December 14th, 2021 at 2:30 pm. The session was hosted by Book club coordinator (Nigar Fatima). 12 participants attended the session following strict covid SOP’s. All the participants came prepared for the two-way communication and took active part in healthy discussion. The session was started with the exemplary aims and objectives of Read Pakistan and a brief introduction on two books was given. Later, Javeria Hamza (active participant) gave insightful review on “Resisting Happiness” and Sawaiz Riaz gave deep thought rooted review on the master piece of Kate Moore book “The Radium Girls”. The session was ended at 4:00 pm with the positive feedback from the audience.

December Book Club, 1st, January 2022

by Bahira University

The book club was organized by the team of Fatima Jinnah Women University on January 1st, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The session was hosted by Book club coordinator (Nigar Fatima). 12 participants attended the session overall in different time zones. All the participants came prepared for the two-way communication and took active part in healthy discussion. The session was started with the exemplary aims and objectives of Read Pakistan and a brief introduction on two books was given. Later, Noor ul Ain (active participant) gave insightful review on “Alchemist” and Minahil Sajjid gave deep thought rooted review on the master piece of Elif Shafak book “Forty Rules of Love”. The session was ended at 8:00 pm with the positive feedback from the audience.

February Book Club, 27 February, 2021

by Sukkur University

It began with the introduction (Book Club Coordinator: Javeria Rab Nawaz) of Read Pakistan, the reviewer Hassan Sadiq and the book “Presence” authored by Amy Cuddy. Then the reviewer reviewed this Novel in length and at the end questions answer session happened.

The major themes are inspiration, Self-Development, Leadership Skills, power, Personality Development and Confidence.

 

March Book Club, 17 March, 2021

by Sukkur University

It began with the introduction (Book Club Coordinator: Javeria Rab Nawaz) of Read Pakistan, the reviewer Tashfeen and the book “Agincourt” authored by Bernard Cornwell.  Then the reviewer reviewed this Novel in length and at the end questions answer session happened. A short review of another book “Water Logic” by Edward de Bono was also given by the reviewer to the participants. At the end of the session, the whole core team was introduced by LR Ravi Kumar.

April Book Club, 23 April 2021

by Sukkur University

The book Club was conducted in a class room and it started at 11:10 when maximum participants joined us, with the introduction of Book and the reviewers. Roshi Hussain took the start with the first chapter of the book which is attachment and love. She described it so beautifully and in very simple language that the whole audience had full concentration on what she was delivering. She talked about 15-20 minutes. After her, Duaa Zahra continued the flow of review and described the next part of the book with many examples relating with our current situation and make the audience understand the teachings of this book in almost 15 minutes. The last part was again completed by Roshi in 10 minutes. Last 10 minutes were given to question answer session.

July Book Club, 27th July 2021.

by Sukkur University

The book club started as soon as participants joined around 6:20 on Zoom. Book club coordinator welcomed all and briefed about the book and the reviewer. Then, Masooma was given the floor to initiate the review. Firstly, she gave the introduction of the author and book’s theme. Also she described two main characters i.e. Mitch and Morrie and asked audience that “how they perceive death” in order to interact with them. She talked about four lessons from the book and that are i) feeling sorry for yourself ii) death iii) fear of aging iv) forgive yourself before dying. She ended the review with recommendation. The reviewer really put efforts in explaining everything strikingly. Last 15 minutes were reserved for discussion which turned to be fruitful as participants showed interest and asked fascinating questions.

August Book Club, 28th  August 2021

by Sukkur University

The book club started at 6:10 pm when maximum participants joined the zoom meeting. The female LR Duaa Zehra Alvi hosted the book club and took the start with greetings and introduction of reviewers. Then reviewers were given the charge so they initiated the review with quotes from this month’s book. After little description of plot, Sumeran presented the first part of the novel called “The Marsh” and she highlighted the two main themes i.e. “Need for Human Connection” and “Prejudice and Intolerance”. Then Noor took the hold and discussed the part two called “The Swamp” by pointing out the themes “Prison within Prison” and “Nature’s Standard- a rule or a lesson”. She also recommended the novel especially to fiction lovers due to its engrossing story. At the end, book review was concluded by Sumeran with an explanation of quote that “Go as far as you can—way out yonder where the crawdads sing.”

September Book Club, 9th October 2021

by Sukkur University

Members started joining the bookclub around 10:40am and soon maximum people arrived at the venue. First of all, LR Dua Zehra greeted the audience and gave brief introduction of Read Pakistan as new faces were there. There were four reviewers in total to discuss one or two chapter of the selected month. Azhar initiated the review with an overview of the author and the book. Then he illustrated the chatpers “Sahebaan-e-Ilm” and “Insaan” with beautiful examples and phrases. Noor continued the tempo and spoke about “Na-Shukri” and pondered over that why a person could be disgraceful at any point of life. Then Shafaq and Chandni discussed the chapters “Mayoosi” and “Aik masoom beti ki kahani” respectively. Both tried their best to shed light on the concepts that they have read in the book. All the reviewers succeeded well in engaging the audience by asking questions and their personal perspective regarding the book. At the end, the core team thanked everyone for joining the bookclub.

 

October Book Club, 3rd November 2021

by Sukkur University

Sukkur IBA held its October’s Bookclub at 3rd November at the main campus. Members showed up and participated with full enthusiasm even though they had very tough class schedule. The session initiated with greetings and brief introduction of Read Pakistan. Then the reviewer assumed the responsibility and started speaking about the historical background of Afghanistan and its part in the international politics. He highlighted the crucial events that led to the tragedy of 9/11 and its aftermaths. He further discussed the stance and position of Pakistan in this whole scenario and what influenced it left on Pakistan. Main concepts i.e. Terrorism and Radicalization were defined explicitly by the reviewer along with critical analysis. At last, he concluded the review by emphasizing the role of Pakistan Army in fighting against the terrorism. The best part of the bookclub is the constructive discussion that members had after review and few got the chance to express their views precisely about the book. 

 

November Book Club, 7th December 2021.

by Sukkur University

The book Club was conducted in a conference room and it started at 11:10 when maximum participants joined us with Tilawat-e-Quran-e-Pak. LR Hamza welcomed all and briefed about the book and reviewers. Meeran took the start with the introduction of author and book. Then Partab asked the audience that “what could be the possible reason behind the success or failure of their life?” Then he described the “Law of Attraction” so beautifully and in very simple language that the whole audience had full concentration on what he was delivering. After him, Naqeeb continued the flow of review and narrated how one can create his/her own universe with many examples relating with our real life situations. Then, Amir highlighted the main point of the book and that was “How to use the secret?” The last part about secret to money was again completed by Meeran in 10 minutes. Last 10 minutes were given to question answer session.

December Book Club, 24th December 2021

by Sukkur University

Sukkur IBA held its December’s Bookclub at 24th of the month. Members showed up and participated with full enthusiasm as most of them have read the novel. The session was started with Tilawat-e-Quran-e-Pak. Then the reviewers assumed the responsibility and articulated the famous quotes of the novel to set the stage. Duaa spoke about the interaction between Major Ahmed and Haya reagarding “Jannat ky Pattay”. She made the audience then familiar with the Haya and her family. Then reviewers portrayed the characters of Major Ahmed, Jahan Sikandar, Aishay Gul, Bahary Gul, Zara and Dolly who have played undeniable role in the life of Haya. Duaa and Roshi narrated the story in the best possible way by leaving an element of suspense at every step for audience. They made the review interesting by exchanging well-known dialogues of the novel.

April Book Club, 28th  April 2021

by Bahira University

This successful session of bookclub was hosted by Infal asmat who welcomed all participants. She shared rules for meetings, then she introduced Read Pakistan Organization and her Team. Literary Raptors introduced themselves, and rest of the team too. For first book reclaim your heart, author’s brief introduction was given by Kashif Khan. Then Nimra Shaukat and Aqsa Azam gave their opinions on the book. A pause was taken to engage the participants.
Second book Farnoud’s author was introduced by the host herself. She invited Shahsawar Khan to review and to tell more about Jaun Elia. He shared many anecdotes from his book and also shared alot of his poetry. Everyone was deeply egage in discussion, when Mubashir Abdullah sang a beautiful ghazal of jaun Elia. He received an appluad from audience and CyberSultan. For next review Sitwat was invited. She briefly introduced the author and reviewed The secret. 
Lastly LR Adnan Yusufzai invited CyberSultan Muhammad Hamdan to speak, He addressed the session. And that is how this fantastic session was concluded.

June Book Club, 22th June 2021.

by Bahira University

This successful session of bookclub was hosted by Nimra shoukat the female LR of QAU chapter who started the section by welcoming all participants. She shared rules for meetings, then she introduced Read Pakistan Organization its objective and her Team. For first book ego is the enemy, author’s brief introduction was given by Rushan who further gave a briefly explained first half of the book. Then Nimra Shaukat invited Aleena Ayaz to give opinions on the book. A pause was taken to engage the participants. Kashif Mehmood reviewed the last half of the book and Aleena gave final comments. The new thing added by these brilliant reviewers was they made a powerpoint presentation and divided the book among themselves. Later the host invited Shahsawar Khan to review and to talk more about Manto. He reviewed both Afsanas and also shared alot of his quotations. He reviewed overwhelming response from the attendees.

 

July Book Club, 28th July 2021.

by Bahira University

The session of bookclub was hosted by Aqsa Imtiaz the membership coordinator of QAU chapter who started the session by welcoming all participants. She shared rules for meeting, then she introduced Read Pakistan Organization its objective and her Team. For first book Maa Jee, Ms. Faria Niazi was invited. She reviewed fantastically. Aqsa herself added few comments on the book. Aimal Khan former LR asked a question that directed the discussion towards author and Mr. Shahab ud din the spokesperson of RP had an amazing take to share on the book and the author. A pause was taken to engage the participants. For the second book After the Prophet, Rushan Bilal was the first reviewer, and her review sparked an urge from audience to open questions but we made them wait a little because of our second reviewer of the book. Kashif Afridi reviewed and concluded After the Prophet. Afterwards an invitation of comments from the audience and we received great response. Maam umme Kulsoom and Noor tayyaba gave brilliant takes on book.

 

August Book Club, 29th August 2021.

by Bahira University

This successful session of book club was hosted by Nimra Shoukat the Female Literary Raptor of the QAU chapter who started the session by welcoming all participants. She shared rules for meetings, then she introduced Read Pakistan Organization its objective and her Team. For the first book All the time, Ms Irfa Zahid was invited. She reviewed fantastically. A pause was taken to engage the participants. For the second book Winner stands alone, Aleena Ayaz was the first reviewer, and her review sparked an urge from audience to open questions but we made them wait a little because of our second reviewer (Nimra Shoukat) of the book. Then the third book Raja Gidh was reviewed in extra ordinary fantastic manner by Moiz and Infal added more. The host then asked the participants to add something to discussion and ended the session.

October Book Club, 26th October, 2021

by Bahira University

The session for the October was held at DL of School of Law, at QAU. It was hosted by Infal Asmat the book club coordinator of the Chapter. The chief guest and the author of the book reached at the place of book club around 10:20 am. The session started off with welcoming of the chief guest and all the attendees. The team of Read Pakistan was introduced and then Nimra Shaukat the female literary raptor was invited to briefly introduce the author. She gave a brief yet comprehensive introduction of the author. All the members present were asked to introduce themselves one by one. Noor Tayyaba, the CyberDux of Read Pakistan introduced herself and the organization in detail. She gave an extensive view on the purpose of the Read Pakistan Trust.

Book club report of August 2021

by University of Wah

Read Pakistan UW-Chapter summoned its first discussion session of 2021 on 29th August 2021. It was our first book club. Over 21 participants join us. First book “5 second rule” was reviewed by “Ms. Areesha Maryam” and the second book شہادت حق was reviewed by “Ms. Aleena Pervaiz”.

Book club report of September 2021

by University of Wah

Read Pakistan UW-Chapter arranged its Second discussion session of 2021 on 2 September 2021. Over 22 participants join us. The book “5 love language’s” was reviewed by “Ms. Amna Muskaan Malik”. The session ended with a worthy discussion.

 

Book club report of November 2021

by University of Wah

Read Pakistan UW-Chapter convened its third discussion session of 2021 on 16th November 2021. Over 175 participants join us. It was first on campus book club. The book “How to win friend and influence people” was reviewed by “Ms. Areesha Maryam”. The second book “Pari zad” was reviewed by “Ms. Yumna Zafar”. The session ended with a worthy discussion.

Book club report of December 2021

by University of Wah

Read Pakistan UW-Chapter held its Fourth discussion session of 2021 on 28 December, 2021. Over 70 participants join us. It was an online book club. The first book “ Safar-dar-safar” was reviewed by “Ms. Faiqa Fiaz”. The second book “Pride and Perjudice” was reviewed by “Ms. Areej Khan” and “Ms. Hadees Fatima”. We concluded the session with a lively discussion.