Friday, October 19, 2012

November's Books

We had another wonderful meeting, and the hummingbird cupcakes were so worth the calories!  The winners of last night's vote were A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, fitting reads around Halloween.  Both these books will be discussed at November's meeting.  Remember, you only have to read the book that interests you most.

Not too surprisingly, both these books were nominated and chosen by our members, and were the only two books that neither Sarah and I have read yet, but we've heard good things about both.  Sarah will tweet and post on facebook as soon as they are downloaded on the Nooks. 

According to our NYOBG member who nominated The Graveyard Book, a young adult novel that has adult concepts, "It has a dark setting the begins with an infant escaping murderers of his family and toddling off to a graveyard where he is protected by ghosts.  Very well written."  She is currently doing a read-along of this book on her blog if you want to skip over and take a look... Coffee, Cookies, and Chili Peppers

A Discovery of Witches, at 500+ pages, is probably the heavier read.  According to our NYOBG member who highly recommended this book, "It encompasses all the paranormal elements of a book I like, with a little bit of time travel, magic and history that are all well described.  It felt as if I was in the places the author wrote about."

If you want Sarah or I to request a hard cover copy of either book just let us know.  Our emails are on the left sidebar of this blog.

As always, hope to see you in our library someday soon,
Jan

 

3 comments:

  1. I'd go for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

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    1. It's a difficult decision. I'm trying to decide which one to start first. Maybe the Graveyard Book, only because it's shorter! :) Jan

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  2. Just picked up A Discovery of Witches, can't wait!

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