As 2012 draws to a close, I have found myself reflecting on the many blessings of the year. One of those blessings has been working with the adult book club. Our book club meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Some of our ladies started reading with the group 8 years ago, and others have joined throughout the years. However, we all share something in common—the love of reading. Sometimes the books are enjoyed by all. Sometimes we read a book that no one really cares for but we spend an hour in discussion of the book.
Do you enjoy a good story with juicy characters, pathos, and thought-provoking conversations? Then come join the Masterpiece Book Club at the North Independence Branch. On the 14th of this month, we will be sharing ideas on A Passage to India by E.M. Forster.
In December, Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed Under Orders by Dick Francis. From what I’ve read on Francis, it doesn’t sound like he ever intentionally set out to write a Sid Halley series. If an idea came up for a book that he thought fit Sid, then Sid became the main character. So, if you read the Sid books in order, you’ll find big gaps in his life.
We are counting down to our fifth meeting of the school year! Our next Teen Book Club meeting will be on Thursday, January 31st.
So far this year, we have read some really good books. The North Platte Junior High Teen Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 2:52 p.m. in the Junior High library. Here are the titles we have read so far:
2013 has gotten off to a great start with a book everyone agreed is worthy of 5 magnifying glasses! Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed Hardball by Sara Paretsky. Vic Warshawski takes on a 40 year old missing person’s case. Lamont Gadsden was involved in the race riots of the sixties and disappeared soon after a young girl was killed during King’s march through the park. Little does she know how this will snowball out of control.
Book Club Reads Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Handmaid’s Tale is a strongly feminist dystopian tale. When it first came out in 1986, I was fresh out of college and on my own for the first time. The oppressive future Atwood imagined for America filled me with righteous indignation. I was in my rebel-without-a-clue phase.
Are you stressed, tired, and in need of a getaway? Does One Hundred Years of Solitude sound like the perfect vacation? Then step back from your stress and pick up a copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's classic today. It may not qualify as a genuine vacation, but reading a good book can surely "take you away" from it all!