These are the results of a short and totally, unscientific survey of the items Blue Ridge Branch staff members are in the process of reading. Mysteries dominate. Here are the answers to “what’s on your nightstand?”
“I’m not reading anything right now. I’m watching hunting videos!”
Working in a library doesn’t always leave you with time to read. But, when the staff here at the Red Bridge Branch heads home for the day, we almost always have a book with us – or waiting for us back at home. Here’s what some of the staff has been reading lately.
Jessica is reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: the mysterious howling – by Maryrose Wood
One night, a family is murdered. That is, everyone except the youngest child. By chance, or perhaps by fate, the young boy ends up in a local cemetery. The ghosts of the cemetery swear to raise the boy, whom they name Bod.
Binoculars and Art Kits are flying off the shelves at the Grandview Branch these days. We are winding up our Summer Reading Program, and if your child hasn't finish reading his or her 1080 minutes needed to earn their 3 prizes, the time to do so is now. Infants to high schoolers can participate but the program comes to an end July 31st.
Ellie was never supposed to know that all those mystical, mythical stories, and legends could be real. She was just going to get through her final year at the boarding school on New Zealand’s South Island and head off to college somewhere.
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.
Maybe you're like I used to be. You get into great conversations with people about new books, and you find yourself jotting down titles and authors onto napkins and the backs of receipts. Later you find these crumpled scrawlings and wonder "What was so great about that book again?".