There are a number of eagerly anticipated novels arriving just in time for beach reading! Google “best books summer 2017” to find multiple lists, but to save you some time, here are titles that appear on most of those lists.
It occurred to me that I keep blogging about what I am reading, while the titles a person wants to read are just as interesting. So, what’s on my bedside table (figuratively speaking)? As you may have realized by now, I like quirky books.
I opened my email this morning, to read a gratifying piece of news. The Maine State Library just recently did a survey regarding trust in professionals and found that librarians rank near the top of the list. Of all respondents, 78% ranked librarians as high/very high in trustworthiness. Only nurses ranked higher. For more information, access the study here.
Elections are over and the holiday rush is beginning! It’s time to read something relaxing. How about a cozy? If you’ve never read one, a cozy is a novel, often a mystery, that takes place in a small town or village and the sleuth, usually a woman, is an amateur. They are character-driven, often humorous, and usually appear in a series.
On this evening of trick or treats, I have been thinking about the spookiest books that I"ve read. I'm not fond of horror, but I enjoy a good gothic novel. Hands down, my favorite book for Halloween is Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. Melding the magical and the mundane, this story revolves around two sisters who come from a long line of witches. They grow up in New England in a spooky house and are raised by their maiden aunts. Strange things regularly happen....