Friday, September 28, 2007

Hispanic Heritage Month

We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15. On display at Waycross College Library are some books by Isabel Allende. Remember we discussed her version of Zorro at our bookclub some time ago?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Quill Awards

Take a look at the Quill Book Award winners, then you can vote for the Book of the Year along with other readers by linking here. Voting ends October 10, 2007. Watch more on the Today Show with Al Roker and Ann Curry here filmed on September 10. Remember our book club selection The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield? That's a winner.

I would like to show off the Waycross College Library display for Constitution Week; September 17 to September 23.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Eat Pray Love is featuring Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. And if you've had a spiritual journey, tell Oprah.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Oprah's Pick and Okebookclub's Pick

Oprah had an interesting show yesterday on intersex gender inspired by the book she selected for her book club, the novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, which has an intersex narrator.

What did we select for our next meeting? We had two suggestions at yesterday's meeting: The Honk and Holler: Opening Soon by Billie Letts and Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour. Sounded perfect since we just needed one for October and one for November. Alas, October is looking so busy we may not meet. Here is what we decided finally in the carpark of Cavagnaro's; it's Louis L'Amour in November, the book that is not a western and is set in Siberia of all places.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Pirate's Daughter

I have mentioned the online book club that I belong to in previous posts. Well I have been getting from the book club chapter 1 of a book called, The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezaire-Thompson, a writer originally from Jamaica. The book will be available on October 2007. The True History of Paradise was Margaret's first book and amazon readers have given it 5 stars.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Giving: Number 1 Bestseller on USA TODAY

The top three bestsellers this week listed on USA Today are:

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton,

74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber

The Collectors by David Baldacci

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Dick Francis has a new book

Dead Heat is the title of the latest book and this one is co-authored with his son Felix.