Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The widow on water and fire

"Personally, I want to be cremated. Studying water's boiling taught me how clean it'd all be. Fire will just have a conversation about you and with you, a real thorough conversation, I admit. You'll meet fire. Fire will take a shine to you. You're its subject. What will it say about you before it loses interest? I know how, in a quiet morning house, water makes party sounds, the angels of the elements all up and gossiping at dawn. Another-day-in-the-world's shoptalk ... Child, I sure miss boiling my daily own. You know what water is? Water's family." pg. 39

How can you guys not want to read this book? This is nice talkin'. Help me out here!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Confederate Widow

I hope some of you are getting started with the book! I think it's going to be good. The widow is funny. Encourage everyone you know to read a little Gurganus! And then come meet him on 4/17. This blog is public, so tell your book-loving friends to join our discussion!

Jo

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New book!

Okay, I bought my book -- I love starting a new book! This one will be a challenge, though: 875 pages. Ready to start! Come one everyone, play with me!

2010 Out Loud! Author Series

We would like to invite everyone to join us here to talk about the authors and books who are a part of our 2010 Out Loud! Author Series. Visit the project Web site for information about each author and their scheduled visits: http://metrolibrarynetwork.org.

This first author this season is Allan Gurganus, who is scheduled to visit Theatre Cedar Rapids at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Gurganus is the author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, which spent eight months on the New York Times Bestseller list.

If you haven't yet read Allan's book, we encourage you to check out a copy from the library or purchase your own, and talk to us about it as you read! Let's get ready for Allan's visit together.