Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Looking for a Book? Try Worldcat!

The savvy blogger at A Work in Progress heralds the online arrival of Worldcat.

Wondering About Philip Roth's Everyman?

Over at Conversational Reading, reviews of Philip Roth's newest book are noted, including A.S.Byatt's review. She describes the book as: "a brief and uncompromising account of one man's death", and calls it: "A human story for our times." . . .

Agatha Christie: a Bridge Over Troubled Water

"Research shows that Christie's novels are often the first adult book that young readers attempt when making the move away from children's literature." So says a brief article in Mslexia, apropos of Agatha Christie week, notes the well-read blogger of Book World...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

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Staff Picks
We love reading, and we love to talk about books. We share our favorites in this newsletter.
Adult Storytime Reminder
Reminder for the monthly Fiction AllSorts Adult Storytime.
What are Your Neighbors Reading?
Help for Your Book Group from the LO Library
At the Lake Oswego Public Library, we're always coming up with new ways to help you and your book group, from themed booklists to author visits and the upcoming "Lake Oswego Reads" festival of events in February 2007. This newsletter will keep you in the know!
Short Story Spotlight
Find out about great short stories, new and classic.
Whadda Ya Readin'? Book Group Reminder
Reminder for the monthly meeting of the Whadda Ya Readin'? book group.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mary Guterson: We are All Fine Here

Amy of Seattlest talked to novelist Mary Guterson. Check out this part of the interview:

And you wrote it at the Bainbridge Island Library?

I get really distracted. i have two dogs and two teenagers. My house, I'm like, a terrible housekeeper and I’m always behind on laundry and I eat a lot I’m always distracted by my home life.
I just called this chair at the library my office. I wrote most of the book there. They have a thermostat in there that I found so I would turn the thermostat there to the level that I wanted. I was like the crazy lady at the library. You're not supposed to eat and I'd have my little food, my bare feet up, and they (the librarians) would just pretend not to see me.

Story for Next Fiction Allsorts: "A Small, Good Thing"

Our next Fiction Allsorts will be on Thursday, August 17, at 10:30 a.m. I'll read "A Small, Good Thing" by Raymond Carver.

(the photo's from Flickr -- Miss Yasmina took it)