Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Letter from our wonderful Book Bag Lady, Helen Cimone

Hello Everyone

It's that time of year again when we get to add new titles to our Book Club in a Bag collection. The selection sure has grown since we started this services some years ago. Seven years ago we had 10 titles and now we are up to 90! So, if anyone has any suggestions for books that you think would make a good book club read, please forward them to me by September 15.

Also, there are two new titles that have been recently added. The Dewey Diner's Book Club has generously donated 10 copies of "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick. The Nipigon Public Library Book Club sent over copies of "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley. Both of these titles are now available for reserving. A big thank you to both of these groups.

Hope to hear from you soon Thanks

Helen Cimone
Public Services Assistant
Mary J.L. Black Library

Let's support our favourite Thunder Bay organization.  Plus, library lovers, a new and larger Mary J. Black building is in the works - yeah!  If you want to start a book club, contact Helen and ask about the Book Bag service.  Also new titles --- mmm, I am going to suggest Helen purchase Nelson Mandela's autobiography which I believe is a great non-fiction choice.  Fiction?  The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  These are a couple of my favourites from the last three months but then there are Too Much Happiness by the incomparable Alice Munro and  The Master by Colm Toibin.  Mmm - too many good books out there!  PS If you have not read Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, try it.  A treat, a sparkling mystery with a ten year old girl as detective..

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