Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which authors drive you a bit crazy with having to wait for the next book to come out? 😆 #BookTalk
1/6. Got another book list for you 😊. This one is #shortstory collections, and there are a ton of those out and about 😁! Do you like reading them?!
Have you read any of these?!
Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How often do you find that you‘ve drifted from what you‘re reading/listening to, and you have to wind up re-reading the passage again? 😆 #BookTalk
3/3. Finally the religion section. I wanted to get major religions in, from the Eastern faiths to atheism, which rejects religion but is involved in theological debates. If he makes it through all of 1-3‘s readings, he gets some kind of merit badge or a big box of cookies or something. 😂👏🏻
2/3. All of these subjects he‘s asking about are quite broad, to say the least, lol. So, I‘ve recommended to him general surveys and some of the most pivotal material in philosophy. As for history, well, that‘s huge 😆! Broad surveys it is, so he gets the entire world‘s history through ~1500, and then bits and pieces thereafter, with a focus on his own country of America, touching on many world events 1700s-2010.
1/3. Okay, so here‘s my latest Readers Advisory response. Patron is entering the university in town. Wants a basic general introduction to political theory, philosophy, history, and religion. Which books should he start with? (I also offered podcasts for him too as a bonus.) Some books we have, some we don‘t. These books assert a smattering of major political philosophies across the spectrum, from dictatorship to anarchism.
Time for the bookish discussion question is the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: How often do others ask you for book recommendations? For me, I‘d say maybe at least once every couple weeks. Being a Readers‘ Advisory librarian, most such requests come to me here. In fact, I just did one for a local college student Friday and today—would you like me to share my recs for him with you? #BookTalk
Since this water fountain‘s installation, patrons and staff have saved 7,000 bottles from getting used and thrown out! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Does yours have one like this?!
Almost #BookNDinner! The #HughesUnitedBookClub went out to eat afterward to discuss the movie and the book, it was a delightful dinner! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #TexasRoadhouse Edition. Accompaniment this hot and muggy evening was: ribeye steak with mushrooms, baked potato, garden salad with Ranch, Guinness, and some shared appetizers. MMMmmm 😋! 😎👌🏻
Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which films have improved in some way upon the book they‘ve adapted? #BookTalk
Time for “Where‘d You Go, Bernadette?”! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Out with a bunch of members of the #HughesUnitedBookClub form the library!
Have you seen this film?!
Sorry I‘ve been MIA over the last few days! I‘m doing 2 big things: first, getting some projects ready to roll within the next couple months *finally*; second, I‘m working on my book club reads. This is the clunker I need done in a week, and I‘m really enjoying it.
Based on actual biographical events, it explores the still-unsolved mystery of Charles Dickens‘s dark final days, and what came to be the world‘s first great mystery masterpiece! 😁
Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is:
One of my friends sent me this a little while ago. This is one of her favorite reading spots, which is part of Lake Springfield in Missouri. Do you have a favorite outdoor #readingspot? What‘s your #LittenSpot look like?!
Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: When you gift someone a book, do you ever write in it? My one grandmother did that with all the books she gave me, and it‘s great seeing her handwritten messages to me all these years later. ☺️ #BookTalk
Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: If you could be in the shoes of any literary hero, which one would you be? #BookTalk
#BookNDinner! More technically #BookNLunch and dinner, lol. Audiobook this evening, and an excellent one so far! Accompaniment this warm and wet night: cheesesteak with mozzarella and mushrooms, mozzarella sticks, and Cherry Coke! MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Does your library put on a variety of activities? For example, mine does book clubs, a local authors book expo, tons of stuff for the kids like lock-ins and escape rooms, monthly movie nights, monthly musical performances, the cafe does sales, the annual book sales, author meet-&-greets. #BookTalk