Speculative Fiction, including fantasy, science fiction and their many sub-genres, is becoming much more main stream.
What could be better for a librarian who loves mysteries to read but books about librarians solving mysteries?
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Adult Summer Reading this year! We were overwhelmed by your level of interest and participation!
Rugged terrain with tropical weather are described in a book in which I am currently engrossed— 'Three Weeks in December' by Audrey Schulman.
With the help of our summer reads you’ve traveled through time and space; from modern day England, to WWI, to 1950s America. Our final book, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, takes us the farthest afield to an English village steeped in legend, sometime after the fall of King Arthur.
I chose to approach Go Set a Watchman with an open mind while taking the following into consideration: this was Harper Lee’s debut novel; it was initially rejected, that original unedited draft is what has been published.
What comes across most strongly is that “life will go on”, no matter what happens, and that when communities come together, they can make a huge difference.
Every schoolchild knows about the Titanic. But our cultural memory is short, and many adults today don’t know the tragic, complex story of the Lusitania.
Through her marvelous descriptions, we are with Helen, first, inside the house, as she trains her hawk, whom she names “Mabel,” to her fist. And, after that, as she flies and hunts with Mabel through field and forest.