Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Library Card

I love to read! In the past I've either purchased books, received them as gifts or borrowed them from friends. On a neighbourhood walk I went past one of the many public libraries in our area... what a concept! I thought "why don't I have a library card?" As shocking as this may be to some.. I'd never had a library card! but I do now! Those of you who know me will know that I worked as a Librarian in a corporate technological library, mainly computer stuff and that's not my idea of bed time reading! LOL I guess I never felt I 'needed' a library card. I'm looking forward to using my newly acquired library card this winter.

Here are 5 books I've read recently... if you've got a library card go check them out!

Night - Elie Wiesel-Night is a powerful book. It's the personal testimony of E. Wiesel's life in the concentration camps during WWII. It's shocking, terrifying and deeply moving.

The Traveller - John Twelve Hawkes-They say this is the new Da Vinci Code. Hmmm. Although I did enjoy this book I wouldn't say that it's in the same category of the DVC.

La Prisonniere - Malika Oufkir-The true story of a young woman & her family imprisoned for 15 years after her father was arrested & executed for an attempt to assassinate the King of Morocco. The book is amazing & thought provoking.

The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory-The 3rd book in a series based on the rivavly between Queen Mary & her half sister Elizabeth. A great historical novel . You do need to read the first two books in order to follow the historical time line.

Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince -What can I say! It's Harry Potter and I love the HP Series by JK Rowling. Another wonderful creation.

1 comment:

Jan said...

What a coincidence, I just ordered Night. I've put off reading it, because I don't feel emotionally ready for it yet.

The Queen's Fool sounds great. That might be my next library visit!! : )