Tuesday night 17 people showed up at Jimmy's Pub for a lively discussion of Dog Stars by Peter Heller. While not everyone enjoyed the book as much as I did, people pointed out and discussed the parts of the book that spoke to them.
Did you know that the East Lansing Public Library is a prized example of mid-century modern architecture? Visit the MSU Museum to see ELPL and many more examples of East Lansing buildings that highlight this very popular form of architecture.
East Lansing Modern, 1940 - 1970 MSU Museum Ground Floor, April 28 - August 18, 2013
We've now wrapped over 200 books, getting them ready for their big dates! At the end of next week we will be drawing the name of the lucky winner of 12 wonderful noodle entrees from Noodles and Co., one each month for a year!
There's still time to get in on the fun! Just check out a wrapped book based on a single sentence description. Take it home, unwrap and read! Maybe it will be the start of a new reading relationship!
And don't forget to let us know how it goes. Drop off the “Rate Your Date” form so you will be entered into the drawing!
The Memory Thief is the debut novel by North Carolina native Emily Colin. The story is basically Into Thin Air + Ghost but without Whoopi Goldberg, which is unfortunate because her presence might have helped. I didn't hate this book but I certainly didn't love it. Colin's writing is at her best when describing the character's mountain climbing and out of body experiences (remember, said it was like Ghost). I found her dialog less compelling. I also felt all three main male characters were much more engaging then Colin's female lead, Madeleine. She seemed flat and this hurt the book's rhythm as the plot and resulting romantic tension hinge on all three of the male characters being in love with her. That being said, I did find myself up late one night wanting to finish the book, so I think I can recommend it to lovers of romantic fiction and poignant family drama.
ELPL has The Memory Thief in eBook format, on the Cloud and on Overdrive.
Join us May 14 at 6:30pm when we will discuss The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. Books On Tap meets at Jimmy's Pub the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
A riveting, powerful debut novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss—and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.
Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.
A Walgreens's Registered Pharmacist will provide a brief presentation on the basics of Medicare Part D. Topics will include enrollment, saving money with a preferred Pharmacy and coverage gaps. After the presentation they will be available for your questions on Medicare Part D.
The shortlist has been released for this year's Women's Prize for Fiction which was formerly called the Orange Prize. This prize "celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world."