“The only way to do all the things you’d like to do is to read.” – Tom Clancy
As you know, I’m a big fan of public libraries.
— Darla McDavid (@DarlaMcDavid) July 29, 2015
You’re taking advantage of your city’s library this summer … aren’t you?
I planned to be enjoying Harper Lee’s newly discovered manuscript by this time in July, but I’m not going near that one. Click here to read my post on why I decided to skip Go Set a Watchman.
I picked up these novels yesterday, courtesy of our library’s fabulous (and free) book request service:
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (1959). An award-winning play “about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago.” I’ve watched the 1961 film version, but it’s about time that I read the play.
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014). This is one of the “Staff Picks” for July at the public library: “An unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.” That description was enough for me to give this novel a try.
I’m also reading The Horse and His Boy (Book 3 of The Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis. Looks like I have an interesting itinerary for the next few weeks: South Side of Chicago; Alice Island, Massachusetts; and Narnia.
Where have you traveled lately via the written word?