There are all sorts of ways I find books to read–everything from serendipity, to hearing friends talk, to reading reviews and searching out books on certain topics. In fact, like many readers, I more often have the problem of too many books to read than not enough. But I’ve found some great books through still another source, and that’s books through my e-mail. This is a service that the St. Charles Public Library offers through their web site. Each week a new book is featured, giving a few pages each day– just enough to whet your appetite–or not. Some weeks I don’t even take the time to read that much and just delete. But last Monday started another winner (in my opinion) and I thought, “Wow-this service needs to be promoted to readers regularly,” and hence this blog entry was born. I happen to be in the non-fiction club, but there are many clubs to choose from. Why not try one (or more) of our Online Book Clubs today!
FYI-This is the book that I was excited to find out about this week. The author tells about how he came across two new slave narratives, recently come to light after having been passed on through family members. It’s a perfect read for Black History Month.
- Shawshank Redemption November 19, 2013
- Music, seen November 29, 2013
- Melody Makers November 29, 2013