Hello readers! The next meeting of the Havelock Literary and Crab Pot Society will be June 27th at 10:00 @the library! You will have an opportunity to see the new tables and arrangement of furniture! The book to be discussed will be the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. It is an interesting book about an young man with Asperger’s who is solving a mystery. If you are interested in the topic and have not seen the movie about Temple Grandin I highly recommend it. It is available via inter library loan through our regional library system. Claire will lead the discussion of this book.
The next title, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, should have arrived and be available for sign out at the discussion. The discussion on this book will be July 25th.
I am pleased to report that the Friends of the Havelock Library approved the use of $100 to purchase 10 copies of the book, The Alchemist by Coelho, for our August title. These books will be donated to the book kit collection in New Bern in memory/honor of the following dedicated Friends volunteers: Helen Bayer (a member of our literary group), Elizabeth Eisele, Kay Ford, Judy Bird, and Shirley Selepes. Our book group will have a chance to read the book first before we donate them.
I will be taking donations from any of you so we can make a gift to the Friends so, perhaps, this type of donation could happen again. It is a great way to give back! Remember, the collection of book kits is saving us from purchasing our own copies.
I will not be at the meeting June 27 as I will be up in NY helping out with the triplets. I could write my own book! Enjoy the discussion. I really do like the book and the insights into his mind! Luann
I love this quote from Morningstar by Ann Hood and want to share it:
“This is why we all read, isn’t it? To know the world and ourselves better. to find our place in the world. Even if you did have access to readers and guidance on what to read, even if you grew up in a family that loved to read and owned shelves of book, still, still. one day a book falls into your hands……whatever the book it is, it falls into your hands at just the right moment when you need to read it. It transforms you. Perhaps it lifts you up when you are at your lowest; perhaps it shows you what love is, or what ifs feels like to lose it; perhaps it brings you places far away or shows you how to stay put when you need to.”
Thank you Luann Rottmann!