The library is now offering online book clubs. What exactly does that mean, you might ask. Well, when you sign-up for a club you'll be introduced to a new book every week by receiving a 5-minute read in your e-mail Monday-Friday. By the time the week's finished you've usually read the first 2-3 chapters of the book.
After you've started the book in your e-mail you can decide if you'd like to finish it or not. If you'd like to, just check the library's catalog. If we don't have it, you can always request that we get a copy. There are also online discussions to join if you want to chat with others about the book you're reading - and it's a national chat, several of which will include the book's author.
If you decide it's not your kind of book, just wait till the next Monday and a new book will be coming.
The clubs sometimes even post notes about a book's content at the start of each 5-minute read. For example, this note appeared right before the read on one of last weeks titles: *This book contains adult language.
There's 12 clubs to choose from and you can sign up for as many or a few as you'd like. This weeks books include:
2008/04 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399154676 CHECK CATALOG
From the author of the "New York Times"-bestselling novel "Labyrinth" comes another haunting tale of secrets, murder, and the occult set in both 19th-century and 21st-century France. ...More
|A Royal Pain|
2008/07 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425221631 CHECK CATALOG
From the critically acclaimed author comes another hilarious mystery featuring penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie, a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers (Jacqueline Winspear). ...More
|The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"|
2008/06 - Simon Pulse
9781416959434 CHECK CATALOG
In the year 1880, Bertie O'Malley finds work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J.P. Wellington. When the Wellington fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that she can spin straw into gold, in this retelling of a classic fairy tale. Original. ...More
|Planet of the Damned|
2007/06 - Wildside Press
9781434401274 CHECK CATALOG
72 HOURS IN HELL
Dis was a harsh, inhospitable, dangerous place and the Magter made it worse. They might have been human once -- but they were something else now. The Magter had only one desire -- to kill everything, themselves, their planet, the universe if they could.
Brion Brandd was sent in at the eleventh hour. His mission was to save Dis, but it looked as though he was going to preside over its annihilation! ...More
|Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory|
2008/06 - Gotham Books
9781592403769 CHECK CATALOG
"Pitch Perfect" takes a behind-the-scenes look at the sometimes bizarre, often inspiring world of collegiate a cappella groups. 8-page b&w photo insert. ...More
|Summer of Joy|
Gabhart, Ann H.
2008/02 - Revell
9780800731700 CHECK CATALOG
The summer of 1964 certainly was eventful, but it??'s nothing compared to what??'s coming to the Brooke family and to Hollyhill, Kentucky. David finally gets up the nerve to pop the question to Leigh and wedding plans are in the making. But the past is coming to call on many in Hollyhill, threatening to destroy the relationships that everyone thought were so strong. Two people???one David thought was gone for good and the other no one??'s ever heard of???are making their way to the small town and promise trouble. This complex and well-written story is the perfect conclusion to the Hollyhill story. With true-to-life family drama, refreshing humor, and lovable characters, Summer of Joy will delight readers. ...More
|The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation|
2008/02 - Twelve
9781600240669 CHECK CATALOG
The definitive account of the most important government investigation of our time is delivered by the veteran "New York Times" reporter who covered the 9/11 commission from its creation. Abridged. 5 CDs. ...More
2008/08 - Ballantine Books
9780345506115 CHECK CATALOG
Determined to identify remains believed to be a victim of a convicted child murderer, FBI agent Portia Cahill joins forces with James Cannon, the attorney who once defended the killer, in this first novel in a new series. Original. ...More
|The American: Revised Edition|
Spengemann, William C.
1981/12 - Penguin Books
9780140390827 CHECK CATALOG
|PR 2.0: New Media, New Tools, New Audiences|
2008/03 - FT Press
9780321510075 CHECK CATALOG
Breakenridge introduces new PR best practices to use on the Web, including setting up online newsrooms, using visual and social media in releases, and leveraging new online research and analytic tools. She offers powerful new ways to think about PR and react to the new challenges the Web presents. ...More
2009/05 - Dutton Books
9780525950974 CHECK CATALOG
Sign-up for the Online Book Clubs here!