Happy summer reading, B-W Patch.com readers! My name is Paula Kelly, and I'm the director of the Whitehall Public Library. Obviously, I love books and libraries, and I thought it would be fun to start an online conversation about what folks in the local community are reading this summer.
Oh my goodness, I just finished a great page-turner called Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. If you love a nail-biting dark and twisted tale, this one's for you! It's a cut way above the average best-seller and will leave you breathless 'til the end. I also recently finished Ann Patchett's State of Wonder. She is an amazing writer who can craft sentences so perfectly that, at times, you have to re-read them. This book is an incredible adventure tale that takes place in an Amazonian jungle. You can just feel the heat and hear the insects (and snakes)!
What are you reading? What can you recommend? I'd love to know. Don't forget that there is almost nothing that you can't get at the public library. Books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines, e-content (and even e-readers as well as novelty cake pans!) ... they're all available to you for the "price" of a free library card. We're next door to the Whitehall Pool, so grab a book for the deck chair and a movie to watch when you get home. Sign up for summer reading, come on in for a program, or just stop by for a great cup of coffee in our Second Chapter Café.
Stay tuned, fellow readers. I'll be in touch!