Sign up for Tembusu Reading Pods

January 08, 2016

Read and discuss a book this semester with either a fellow or student of Tembusu College! Now three years in the running, the Reading Pod Book Club is dedicated to encourage reading beyond the curriculum.

Those interested may sign up for not more than two of the following reading pods and pay only S$10 per book at the reception counter at the Tembusu College admin office*. Deadline for registration is 22nd of January (Friday). Each reading pod is limited to five students, so hurry and sign up now.

*You will receive your book(s) directly from the reading pod facilitator.

(1) F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby led by Dr. Connor Graham

(2) Philip K. Dick’s Four Novels of the 1960s led by Dr. Adam Stanley Groves

(3) Paul Virilio’s War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception led by Dr. Jerome Whitington

(4) Virginia Woolf’s The Waves led by Mr Shawn Lim You Hao

(5) Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed led by Mr Navin Vijay Wadhwani

(6) Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending led by Mr. Ong Ling Kang


(7) John Boyne’s Boy in Striped Pajamas led by Mr. Pavan Mano

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.