Friday, September 4, 2009

Random Summer Reading

Thanks to all who participated in our adult summer reading program. Readers were invited to submit brief reviews in our readers' raffle - several lucky readers won gift certificates to area merchants.

Here is the short list of winning titles and the reader's recommendation -

Week I: The Front - Patricia Daniels Cornwell. "Not up to usual Cornwell fiction, but entertaining nevertheless."
Week II: Execution Dock. Anne Perry - "Anne Perry - [I recommend] All her books!!"
Week III: Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich. [No reader comment, but Ms Evanovich can be habit-forming]
Week IV: The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho. "The book is full of life lessons."
Week V: Somewhere Towards the End -Diana Athill. "Interesting memoir about old age."

While I was ineligible for the raffle, I must say I couldn't put down John Markoff's What the Dormouse Said, a non-fiction account by the New York Times Technology writer of the impact the sixties counter culture on the evolution of the Personal Computer. It was quite a trip, especially in this Woodstock anniversary year.

A few summer weeks remain - maybe time for one or two more trips to the shore, lake or deck. Check one of these out and see what your fellow readers saw.

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