Thursday, July 29, 2010

I finished another book

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Everyone in the book challenge is aware that this is the final week.  I have managed to read 3 books that fit the challenge criteria, although they weren't the only ones I read.  My final book is a First Year summer read Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom.  It would be a quick read if it weren't dealing with some very tough issues.  But the author handles them with sensitivity and compassion.  The book purports to be about two men, but it's really about three.  Even though it's short, Have a Little Faith, abounds with those themes which we have all wrestled with at one time or another and which keep popping back in our lives in different shapes and sizes even when we think we're through with them.  The themes include, acceptance, forgiveness, faith, death, dying, poverty, God.  In otherwords, this book will not be dated in 10 years, unlike other popular nonfiction. If you liked the author's earlier works, this book fits snugly into that pattern.   At our library, you can find this book at BM 729.F3 A496 2009.  Read it fast or slow, but read it.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Another book to the challenge

Friday, July 23, 2010
Stairway to Empire: Lockport, the Erie Canal and the Shaping of America

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Books in the reading challenge

Thursday, July 22, 2010
We have one week to go in the B. Thomas Golisano Library Summer Reading Challenge.  What a mouthful!  Here are the books people have been reading in no particular order.  I hope to have people write their experiences with the reading challenge at the end as we didn't require any input from those participating

The Making of the President: Kennedy, Nixon and the 1960 Election
Vanishing Point
Finding the  Cure
After OZ
Echo Park
The Abolition of Man
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - 2 people
Hound of the Baskervilles
Confederacy of Dunces
To Kill a Mockingbird - 2 people
Rabbit Run
Rabbit Redux
Night - 2 people
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Noah's Compass
Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
The Castle
The Man Who Was Thursday
Have  a Little Faith
Breathing Lessons
Imperfect Birds
Jane Eyre
The Little Prince
America: Back on Track
Animal Farm
The Help
Night and Day
The Secret
The Whole Truth
Highest Duty
Travels with My Aunt
Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller
Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson
Essays of E.B. White
The Aloha Quilt
Stained Glass
The Essential Niebuhr
Picking Cotton
The Shack - 2 people
Life of Pi
A Clockwork Orange
Interpreter of Maladies
Sacred Stacks
Miz Lil and the Chronicles of Grace
The Echo Maker
The Secret Life of Josephine
Rochester History
Much Ado about Nothing

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