Have you seen the new Gatsby movie yet? Are you planning to? If so, you may want to be like a lot of RVC library cardholders and read F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby first. All our copies are currently out but you can check out a Gatsby read-alike, or come in to the library where we have a table devoted to them.
Publisher's Weekly, a professional journal for libraries, has listed some of their picks of highly anticipated books for Spring 2013. Based on their reviews, I have a copy of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena on my desk now. Happy Spring, Happy Reading!
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Memorial Day is right around the corner and that means the dreaded bathing suit season is almost upon us. How about reading about food rather than eating it as a dieting tip? If that works for you, check out NPR's What's Cooking article with 3 suggestions. We came up with some additions to the list:
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer
Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
Cinnamon Roll Murder by Johanna Fluke
Heft by Liz Moore
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss
We are sure there are plenty more 'delicious' reads for you to enjoy. Mangia!
If you're looking for a good read and prefer a well-written, and reviewed, book, we suggest you check out the 2013 longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction). Many of our favorites are on this list including Flight Behavior, Where'd You Go Bernadette, The Light Between Oceans, Bring Up the Bodies and Gone Girl, among others. They recently announced the shortlist and the winner will be announced on June 5th in London.
Host a book discussion, with a professional facilitator, in your own home. Want to know how?
Simply attend the Love Your Library Day (LYLD) event on Sunday, April 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. here at the library and enter a chance to win a book discussion led by Dr. Anna Katsavos, Professor of Literature at SUNY Nassau. Anna facilitates a wildly successful book discussion at the RVCPL called Book Chats on the first Monday of every month at 1:00 p.m.
Drop by the Adult Reference Desk for more details. See you Sunday ...
P.S. There will be oodles of free prizes given away as well.