Saturday, November 21, 2009

crazy love

We had a great discussion about the role of libraries in our lives and in our community when we met last night to discuss DEWEY - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. We also talked about our relationships with our cats and dogs. What we didn't talk about was the interesting relationships that sometimes develop between cats and other animals.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

15 paperback favorites for book groups

Since we're in the process of finding books to suggest for future BBC selections, this list of paperback favorites from Powell's is worth a look:
  • The Outlander by Gil Adamson
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers
  • A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fall Indie Film Series - Part Two

Monday & Tuesday
1 pm & 7 pm
Regal Cinemas Placerville Stadium 8
337 Placerville Drive, Placerville

Click on film title to view trailer

November 9 & 10 - The September Issue
Starring: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington & André Leon Talley

November 16 & 17 - Adam
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne & Peter Gallagher

November 30 & December 1 - Cold Souls
Starring: Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn & Emily Watson

December 7 & 8 - It Might Get Loud
Starring: The Edge, Jimmy Page & Jack White

Note: The film series rack cards (with the ticket discount) are available at these Main Street shops: Winterhill, Violets Are Blue and the Winesmith.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mark your calendar

Sunday, December 13th at 2 p.m.

Our newest member, Kathy Perin has kindly offered to host our holiday gathering. We'll review the books we've read this past year and select our next books. Also, don't forget to bring a wrapped book for the Holiday Book Exchange. See you there!