My name is Peyton and I've worked at the Lone Jack Branch for a little less than a year now! I've always loved reading, and have enjoyed getting to know many new books via Mid-Continent. Here are five books I love.
It’s happened to all of us at one time or another, readers and non-readers alike. Someone, a friend, a sibling, a parent, a co-worker – SOMEONE comes and tells you that there is a book that ‘you have to read!’ Sometimes you put it off – you try to delay as long as you can – there are so many other things to do. Errands to run, places to go, people to see, (I tend to have too many OTHER things to read) but sooner or later, it catches up with you, and you find yourself curled up with that book everyone’s been talking about.
I bet you’re thinking that you have never read a banned or challenged book before. My guess is, if you have read anything by these authors, you have:
Cecily Von Ziegesar, Sarah Dessen, J.K. Rowlings, Judy Blume, Maya Angelou, Eoin Colfer, Chris Crutcher, Lois Lowry, Walter Dean Myers, Lauren Myracle, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Anne Frank, Shel Silverstein.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover? I often do. The lovely cover of this particular book caught my eye, and I was also intrigued by the title. I would have to say that The Walk, by Richard Paul Evans, was one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s also a quick read. I read the first half Saturday afternoon and finished it Sunday morning. I couldn’t put it down—I had to know the outcome.
If you woke up this morning craving fish for breakfast, I can tell you why. I can also tell you why you stumbled down the hall to ask Miss Lemon to make some tea, and to phone Captain Hastings regarding your afternoon plans. You were fixated on the character of Hercule Poirot, the private detective invented by Agatha Christie, whose birthday is today.
This year Banned Books Week is September 25th – October 2, 2010. The purpose of Banned Books Week is to spread awareness of having free information in the library. I have always loved the library because it is a place of information – whether to find a good book to read, an audiobook to listen to, a movie to watch, or to find information on a subject that I want or need to learn more about. It is not always the classic item that is challenged or banned. Sometimes, it is some of the most popular items, too.
My name is Connie, and I work at the Lone Jack Branch. I have always loved books, and I like a variety of books. By enjoying a variety, it helps me to suggest authors to all ages. Here are five books I love.
Just as reading can be the most fun in the world, not knowing what to read can be the most annoying thing in the world. If you are looking for your next read, here are some books with a few suggestions.