My son challenged me the other day. Really, he's always been a challenge, but I'll save those stories for another day. He asked me "Why do you read?" My first reaction was to tell him for entertainment, of course. Nothing wrong with that. But he wants to go deeper. "What was the last book that you read?" Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.
The Raytown Library Adult Book Group is going to read The Soloist for their August meetings. This is a heartwarming story about a newspaper columnist that finds a musical prodigy, homeless, on Skid Row.
Titles discussed in the monthly Book Club are chosen approximately a year to a year and one-half in advance, selected primarily from the BookTalk catalog supplied by the Adult Services Department with a few titles obtained in-system. Once a title has been determined, a list of discussion questions is compiled as well as any interesting relative information touched on in the book.
I just finished choosing the titles for the teen book club. There are many good titles to choose from, so I found it very easy to choose titles, but hard narrow it down to the nine that I need for the school year.
Join us Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., when we'll discuss Octavia Butler's time travel thriller Kindred at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Dana is a modern black woman, mysteriously and repeatedly pulled back in time from her life in 20th century California to antebellum Maryland. Each time she arrives in the past, she must save the life of Rufus, the son of a cruel plantation owner. With each journey between past and present, Dana is faced with the legacy left by love, hate, and slavery.
You’ve read the whole Twilight series five times, can recite entire chapters by heart, and seen all of the movies (at midnight showings on the first day they came out). The anticipation of waiting for the final book in the Vladimir Tod series to finally come out is slowly killing you. You eat, drink, sleep, and breathe vampires, but you still just can’t get enough. What to do? What to do?