A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character. This is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.
Erin recently enjoyed In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It, a quick read with a positive message. Here is her review:
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.
Karen Nordrum, from the Tamworth Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, reviews Educated, a new memoir written by Tara Westover:
Cool off by dropping by the Napanee or Amherstview Branches to enjoy a family movie. This program will take place from July 6th until August 17th -- each Friday at 10:30am. See the movie lineup below!
July 6 – Sherlock Gnomes
July 13 – Paddington 2
July 20 – Early Man
July 27 - Tad the Explorer
August 3 – Pokemon the movie: I choose you
You are invited to attend a family storytime at your local library branch at 10:30am on Saturday, June 23rd. This will be the official launch of TD Summer Reading Club 2018 and your first opportunity to pick up your TD Summer Reading Club kit. All branches will be running this program.
Marg recently enjoyed Then She Was Gone, a popular new thriller by Lisa Jewell. Read her review here:
All too often I end up disappointing with mysteries/thrillers/psychological suspense because you can see the twist(s) from a mile away. Well, The Perfect Mother blindsided me! It’s about a group of first time mothers living in Brooklyn who regularly gather for baby advice and peer support.
Now that summer is clearly upon us and the weather is warming up, it is once again time to make reading an outside activity. In my opinion, there isn't anything more relaxing...assuming the mosquitos are in check! Luckily, there are all kinds of great new and forthcoming releases to choose from. Here are a few books that are on my radar for summer reading.