Tembusu Reading Pods AY2017/18 Sem 1

August 14, 2017

Read a book this semester with one of our four reading pod facilitators. Those interested may register for your reading pod at Eventbrite (click on the link). Deadline: 20 August 2017. Each reading pod accommodates only 5 participants excluding the facilitator(s). Hurry while stocks last.

You only need pay S$10 for the book of your choice. Collect your book voucher from the Tembusu College Office from 21 Aug 2017 then proceed to make payment and collect your book at Bookhaven (UTown).

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1. Ben Lerner's Leaving the Aloha Station led by Mr Lua Jiong How

2. Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family led by Miss Jessica Chua Jia Jia

3. Bart Ehrman's Forged: Writing in the Name of God. Why the Bible's Authors are not Who We Think They are led by Dr. John Van Wyhe

4. Georg Buchner's Complete Plays, Lenz, and Other Writings led by Dr Adam Staley Groves

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.