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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Source, the library, & etc.

First of all, thanks to the alert attendees at Monday's discussion who knew that The Source is by James Michener, not Irving Stone! It's a memorable book that I'd recommend for those who particularly enjoyed the layers of historical lore (and potential for misunderstanding by future societies) in People of the Book. That format, rather than any particular episode or character, was what I appreciated most about People.

Two reminders about upcoming/ongoing events at Round Rock Public Library: Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger is July's choice for adult book club discussion. You have two options for sessions on Tuesday, July 6. The 2:00 discussion will meet in the back room at Star Co., a nifty cafe venue just down the street from the library (114 E. Main). The 7:00 session can be found in Meeting Room B at the library. White Tiger won the 2008 Man Booker Prize and has generated a great deal of comment. You'll understand why when you read it.

Also, the library's adult summer reading program (open to RRPL cardholders) runs through August 9. Since you read anyway, why not enjoy the fun of documenting your literary activity and entering the prize drawing? Prizes include two $100 Best Buy gift cards and a few other nice awards. This year's theme is "Connect to Your World: Read" and you are welcome to count books that you purchase, already own, etc.; titles don't have to be checked out at the library in order to qualify.

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

I wish I had known about this sooner. I would like to read White Tiger. It was nominated once but not chosen; maybe it will get a second chance with us. Thanks for the info, Linda!