Fans of Jennifer Chiaverini will have undoubtedly already read The Aloha Quilt. But, if you are new to her writing and looking for a good book to get you through a long winter, try pulling out a warm quilt and a good book about one.
The unwritten rule is pretty strict: You don't like your best friend's boyfriend. But, what if you do? What if you can't stand being included in every date? What if you cringe every time they kiss? What if you start thinking he may actually like you back...?
Sometimes things happen. Sometimes a simple kiss can break the strictest unwritten rule, and your best friend ends up being your worst friend.
Antioch Branch, January 3 at 6:30 pm. Fantasy, adventure, travel, mystery. What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For December, we are reading:
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is one of my favorite books, and Scarlett O’Hara is hands down my favorite literary character. She’s spunky, smart, shrewd, and stylish. Granted, she can also be selfish, rude, and downright mean, but she is also a survivor. She endures hardships and struggles, but makes it through it all to do it all again with the hope that tomorrow it will get better. Because, "After all... tomorrow is another day."
If you enjoyed reading Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, you will be sure to enjoy March by Geraldine Brooks. This book contains the story of Little Women as perceived by their father, March. March comes in contact with the real world with all its ugliness and brutality, and a world of fantasy changes into a bleak reality. March reminisces about his years before marriage. He lives through poverty and wealth. Then, he finds himself in the middle of the Civil War, and he takes his place as chaplain at age forty.
As a parent, you can never be too careful what you read, especially to your children. You read them a charming little picture book thinking that your child might find the book funny or memorable, and then before you quite realize it's happening, the book is speaking to your very own soul.