The Latest From Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Club
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am in charge of North Oak's Book Club called A Novel Idea. This week we will be discussing Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. The most interesting aspect of this book is the fact that, despite the title, it is not your typical "cat" book. It is, in fact, a book about a small Iowa town called Spencer, and how one cat could change the whole town's outlook on itself and its place in the world.
Let me start this blog by saying that I am the person who doesn't listen to country music, but occasionally I bend my own rules and open my horizons (for the official record, you'll find me listening to a lot of folk and alternative).
Ronda (Mom), Michael and Madison (children), and Mike Montgomery (Dad, not pictured)
RAFT is such a fun-filled program. It creates an opportunity to spend time reading together as a family and it develops great reading skills. As we cozy up with our family to read a great book, we build wonderful memories. Thanks to one and all for the great participation. We had 7181 registrations and 7892 books read from January 18th – March 31st.
Just a reminder, the Summer Reading Program starts May 23rd.
What would life be like without electricity, duct tape, or chocolate chip cookies? How about email, toothpaste, or windshield wipers? There are hundreds of inventions we use every day that make life better, easier, and more enjoyable—all because someone had an idea and made it tangible.
Stacy Schiff’s new biography of Cleopatra is painstakingly researched and stylishly written. The Pulitzer-prize winning author delivers a fascinating and extremely readable account of the life of one of history’s most intriguing monarchs. Her sources include journals, letters and accounts from ancient historians (the Roman biographer Plutarch, for example), all meticulously woven together.
WOW! Spring is finally here, after such a long, snowy, and cold winter that seemed like it would never end. Where does one start? Inside or outside? Spring cleaning is always a good place to begin after being closed up inside for so long. Opening the windows and letting that fresh air in always does wonders for your soul. As great as it is to open up the windows and breathe that fresh air, getting outside is even more fantastic.
The Brides Quartet series by Nora Roberts is a wonderful read. Best friends since childhood, Mackensie, Parker, Emmaline, and Laurel always played dress up and dreamed about their wedding day. So, it was only natural that they would start their own business one day. Mackensie, also known as Mac, is the photographer of the group who meets a teacher named Carter. Emmaline, also known as Emma, is the florist and meets the local carpenter named Jack. Laurel is the chef at Vows and falls in love with Del, who is also Parker's brother.
Easter is here. What better way to celebrate than with a rabbit-themed movie? The cult classic, Night of the Lepus, from 1972 certainly delivers the rabbits. The film stars Janet Leigh, Deforest Kelley (Dr.