Hey all. Happy weekend to you and to me. My weekend happens to be a little quieter than the norm as of late – the agenda includes: dog walking, apple picking, a few non profit things to work on and a book event as well. It is kind of funny to think how much books and book related things are continuously entwined in my life – even when I feel I am not very bookish or have time to read, etc… (says the girl who is currently writing this post from her in house library)
In recent news – our Friends group won the Evy Award for Best New Event this year for our Children’s Reading Initiative we hosted during early COVID – 6 weeks of 6 days a week twice a day live videos from our community and authors reading children’s books on our Facebook page. We won a plaque for the library, and a $1000 check for the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library.
As of a few days ago my copy of Frank Weber’s latest book Lying Close was delivered to my office with my blurb on the back – which I find to be just cool. I posted my review here yesterday.
AND… it’s Banned Book week. I used to be SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD at Banned Book Week and now I see someone post about it on Facebook and I’m like, oh yeah, that’s right. However, mostly by sheer coincidence although I would like to pretend it wasn’t, I did just read a banned book. My friend Ryan, who I met through this site when he once-upon-a-time blogged as well, gave me the book, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie when he recently traveled to Minnesota.
Then There Were None, has been on my to be read list for a long time. I was so excited to read this book – recalling that it did have a shady history, originally published in the United Kingdom 1939 under a different title, and later in the US under yet another title. Thus, this book made the banned book list.
Stay tune, I am hoping to write that review yet today. I am sooooooo far behind on reviews – but after all I said above, the book bug has bit me yet again and I am ready to go… yet again.
Happy reading all!