Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Review -Books I'm Reading

There's a favorite saying here at the library... "So many books, so little time." My heart echoes this saying many times a day because I see so many books go in and out the door that I would like to read or that I feel I should read.

Right now I have two books at home that I haven't even started but am looking forward to reading. One is from a series by Lindsey Davis (I have read most of the books she has written featuring Marcus Didius Falco - this is one I missed). The other is a brand new author to me and a brand new book on our shelves, The Lost Temple by Tom Harper.

The Lindsey Davis book is Saturnalia and her character, Falco, lives in Rome - the Rome of 70 A.D. Falco is an "informer" which in our modern times is the equivalent of a private investigator. I look forward to reading of his next exploits.

The Tom Harper book, The Lost Temple, is an adventure story that takes place in 1947 Greece and the main character is an archaeologist. From what I have read in the blurbs the plotline is along the lines of an Indiana Jones story. I really enjoy the Indiana Jones movies, so we'll see if this story will keep me turning the pages like the movies keep me hoping for more to come.

I will report on these books when I finish them... more later!

Book Reviews -what are you reading?

From time to time I will post a brief review of what I am reading, but I'm also interested in what our patrons are reading, too. What have you read recently? What did you think of it?

Please send me an email with your thoughts on what you are reading, even if it is an older title but especially new books. Fiction or non-fiction, audio or print... let's share our thoughts. Just click on this link and tell us about your book.

Just remember - keep it short and no spoilers! Also, I will be monitoring, proofing and editing in order to keep our website family friendly.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

30 Days of Thanks

Tell us why YOU are thankful for libraries.

There's no prize, just a warm, cozy feeling for expressing yourself and the reward of seeing your words posted here on the Blog.

If you are interested in expressing your thankfulness in a tangible way, consider donating some needed supplies to the library.

We are always in need of homely supplies such as: C-fold Paper Towels for the bathrooms; Scott brand toilet paper; Bounty-type paper towels; Chlorox Wipes to clean counters and children's items; Ultra-fine and Fine point Sharpies (black only); Windex glass cleaner; liquid hand soap (Soft Soap type); white multi-purpose paper (96 bright, 20 lb) - both 8 ½ by 11 and 8 ½ by 14 inches; toner for our HP 4050 TN Laserjet Printer.

These are items that are used by the staff and the people of our community. We would be very grateful to anyone who would help the library with these types of donations.

A library doesn't just need books and movies on its shelves to provide service to our community.