Monday, September 29, 2008

October Selection

Our selection for October is The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. The writer was born in Zimbabwe, went to school in Scotland, and worked in Botswana. See his website with interesting music here. Also, read an excerpt of the novel here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Secret Life

Secret Life of Bees by Georgia writer, Sue Monk Kidd ,will be showing soon on the big screen starring Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keyes, Queen Latifah and other big name stars. We read The Mermaid Chair at the book club some years ago; we should put this one on our list of books to read.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Macedonia Passage

I met another very interesting writer at the Okfenokee Public Library last night, Mr. Wright Gres, writer of Macedonia Passage: Dangerous Cargo. His novel, published in 2007, was inspired by his travels to Europe which included some of my favorite places; Sienna, Italy and Corfu Greece. I am putting this book on my list of books to read. Right now I am reading The 19th Wife and so far it is a really fascinating book.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Man Booker Prize

The winner of the Booker Prize, now known as Man Booker Prize, will be announced on October 14. Eligible novelists must be from Britain or from the British Commonwealth, read more here.

The buzz is about two first time novelists who have been nominated: Aravind Adiga from India with The White Tiger and Steve Toltz from Australia with A Fraction of the Whole.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Local Heroes

Waycross College Library has been participating in the September Project for some years now. This year the library display is honoring our local heroes, particularly those firefighters, some from as far away as California, who battled the wildfires in Waycross last April. We lived in a cloak of smoke for months.

Vampire Love

Young people seem to love Stephenie Meyer's books with the theme of vampire love. Twilight is the number one book on USA Today's best sellers database list . This is based on sales through August 31.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Other Queen

Philippa Gregory, writer of the very popular historical novel The Other Boleyn Girl, has a new book out. Read her interview on USA Today and take a look at the excerpt for the new book, The Other Queen.

The movie version of The Other Boleyn Girl was a hit, I predict this one will also be turned into a movie.