Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tonight's the Night....or Not

Tonight is the official Read-a-Book Ball, but if you have other commitments, you can pick any night this month to stay home with a good book. Instead of spending money going out, offer those funds to Fishtrap in a tax-deductible donation. Whether you join us tonight or later, please let us know what you're reading!

Still on the fence about what to read? Here are a few more suggestions:

Board member Jim Shelly shares:

I have just re-read the first six books of Patrick O'Brian's 16-book long Aubrey/ Maturin series: Master and Commander, Post Captain, H.M.S. Surprise, The Mauritius Command, Desolation Island, and The Fortune of War. This will be my third time through the whole series. Why? Because O'Brian creates, recreates, a completely believable world of sailing ships and the events of the Napoleanic era. He's leagues beyond any other tales of the sea.

The New York times Book Review calls them "The best historical novels ever written." And Kevin Myers in The Irish Times says "No writer alive can move one as O'Brian can; no one can make you laugh so loud with hilarity, whiten your knuckles with unbearable tension or choke with emotion. He is the master."

Board member and Storytime storyteller Kathy Hunter suggests:

The Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher. A novel of the Westward movement, beautifully, poetically written. Karen Fisher taught at SFT and did a year-long. She has Nez Perce horses.

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. A gripping story of twin boys and the trials of a doctor in Ethiopia. The author is a genius!

1 comment:

Stephen Kliewer said...

Going to finish reading the "Art of Power" by Thich Nhat Hanh. Amazing book, which in this time of political "power broking" seems wonderfully powerful and refreshing