And it’s not too late to come on by the library and find a good read to take into what could be a rainy weekend in the Hill Country.
Check out our two shelves of new arrivals, one holding works of nonfiction and the other works of fiction. They are right by the front door to the library.
Meanwhile, it’s interesting to see what our librarians and supporters are reading right now. You might put these on your list for later.
I’m reading “The World Is a Narrow Bridge” by Aaron Thier. I will say that it is a very strange book, so strange that I’m compelled to keep going, not so strange that I’m compelled to turn it in without finishing.
Our youth librarian Emily McDonald is reading “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” by Brene Brown. Emily says of the book: “It is about having the courage to stand by your beliefs, even if people choose to alienate you for thinking differently. I think it is an important read for anyone, especially due to the current political climate.”
Linda Eagleton, our reference librarian, is reading nonfiction. She is, in fact, in charge of nonfiction selections for the library, so her choice is not surprising. She is reading “Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man” by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. I have talked to patrons who have read this book, and it gets rave reviews.
Anna Dussler, our new circulation librarian, is reading “The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table” by Rick Bragg, a well-known Southern writer. Anna is enjoying the tales and recipes.
Carrie Campbell, president of the library foundation, is reading “Pachinko.”
And Dell Hood, chairman of the board of trustees, is reading “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable” by Amitav Ghosh. Dell tells me, “It’s an eye-opening perspective on climate change from the view of a South-Asian-born writer who notes how little climate change, perhaps the most threatening (and inevitable) phenomenon of 21st century life for the entire planet, has figured in fiction writing. He includes little-known instances of major weather events outside North America and Europe as instances of the global impact of climate change.”