I can’t remember a previous year where so many Oscar nominees are adaptations of books.
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.
The American Library Association announced on Sunday their chosen award winners for 2017.
I had a very merry Christmas. I hope yours was too. In this last week of 2016, I’ve been reflecting on the past year. With the contentious election, it’s been a tumultuous year. But, throughout, I’ve kept reading and listening as I am sure you have. In my life, books are a comfort, a friend, a teacher, and a motivator.
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.
Are you still in a stupor from too much turkey and binge-watching the Gilmore Girls return series? Wake up with Lauren Graham’s (Lorelei) new memoir, Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore girls to Gilmore girls, and everything in between. It’s also available in an audiobook read by the author and the reviews say that’s the only way to experience it.
In the aftermath of the election, I read that Americans flooded movie theaters last weekend. A bit of escape? A desire to turn to other topics? I’m not sure, but I decided to feature some recent books whose film adaptations are releasing soon.
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.