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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Book Clubs, Classics, Finding the Perfect Book

Book Club and Book Club Titles to Lend
You already know that the library has a book club and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join, but did you know that we also have multiple copies of previous book club titles that can be checked out (single or multiple copies). Maybe you can't make it to the current book club, but want to read the titles they are reading or perhaps form an informal group of your own. Either way, we can help. Call, email, or stop in for details.

David Steere Classics Collection
Sometimes when I am certain I have read a classic, the truth is that I have only seen the movie. Winter is coming and now is a great time to visit the David Steere Classics Collection in the library to browse the shelves and look for the perfect classic to read or reread. In scanning the shevles, I was amazed at how many classics I have yet to read.

NY Times Classics Great Books
Reading Room
From their page About the Reading Room:
"In the Reading Room, editors at The New York Times Book Review lead discussions about classic books with a panel of authors, reviewers, scholars and journalists."

Description from their page "Overbooked is a web site for ravenous readers. Overbooked provides timely information about fiction as well as readable nonfiction."

Critical Compendium/Book Reviews
Description from their site: "What you’ll find at this site: Book reviews, and lots of them. Every day we post links and a few lines from reviews in newspapers, journals, magazines and web zines. You will also find a sizable list of links to book review sections and literary blogs around the world."

Open Library
Description of their project from their site: "The Open Library website was created by the Internet Archive to demonstrate a way that books can be represented online. The vision is to create free web access to important book collections from around the world. Books are scanned and then offered in an easy-to-use interface for free reading online. If they're in the public domain, the books can be downloaded, shared and printed for free. They can also be printed for a nominal fee by a third party, who will bind and mail the book to you. The books are always FREE to read at the Open Library website."

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