Thursday, February 27, 2014

March 27 Book Club Selection

The book club pick for March is The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. There are a number of versions out there - the most common English translation is available for free on Project Gutenberg. If you'd rather read an unabridged translation, I'll be having some other options sent over so check back in the library next week.

From Goodreads: "The Phantom of the Opera lives under a famous opera house. A mere chorus girl, Christine Daae, becomes, under his guidance, a well known singer with a beautiful voice. But her old childhood sweetheart, the Vicount Raoul de Changy, has also entered the picture. The past comes back to haunt her, the future ahead is uncertain, and the present is undecided. Who will win the heart of Christine?; the handsome, rich Raoul or the masked Angel of Music? A story of romance, murder, sacrifice and sadness, this riveting, seductive tale will keep your emotions high until the very last page of the shocking conclusion."

Hope to see you then!

Book Club Read Alikes

Book Club meets this afternoon, and if you enjoyed Wicked: The Life and Time of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, check out the current display for more stories about witches, magic, and other worlds, as well as books that play with established stories.

Bonus: If you're curious about Frank L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz after reading Wicked, it's in the public domain so you can download it from Project Gutenberg.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Club Postponed

If you were stuck at home yesterday, staring at the snow and wishing you could be in the UHS library talking about Wicked, I have good news. The meeting will be rescheduled for the Thursday after we return from break, February 27. Hope to see you then, or at the Breakfast Club meeting on the morning of Tuesday, February 25.