Stop, drop and read
Dear Page-turner,-Put down everything you are reading right now. No, not the newspaper- continue reading that. Books, we mean: Throw them out the window (preferably not in the garden) because we would like to present to you the reading material of your future.1. First you need to take a trip back to those days when you wore bell-bottoms and tie-dyed Ts we know you know what we mean. Buried in that chaotic decade you will find a quirky man beckoning you to join him on another planet. Yes, that man is Kurt Vonnegut, and yes, that book is The Sirens of Titan, and yes, you need to read it. Read this book first because it holds within its pages the meaning of life, and you will need to know that for future reference.The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut$14, Random House2. Obviously Doctor, youve never been a 13 year old girl, says the youngest Lisbon girl, her wrists bound and hanging on the edge of death.We say you cant live without this book because to live without it would be suicide. Provocative and disturbing in all of the right ways, Suicides is a tale of obsession, one that tantalizes while it repels and will be hard to let go.The Virgin Suicides, by Jeff Eugenides$12.95, Time Warner Books3. Close your eyes and imagine in front of you the most stunning, skillful, energetic, beautiful, inescapable book your mind can fathom.Open your eyes. That book is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.By Jonathan Safran Foer$13.95, Houghton-MifflinSincerely,Diana and CassieBookshelf Stores staffDiana Oropeza and Cassie Denton are on staff at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks.
Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Ave., 582-7846 Hours Monday 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Used book saleFriends of the Library used book sale Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. at the Library. Volunteers needed. Sign up at the Truckee Library. Donations of used books will be accepted only until Friday. Please note that no book donations will be accepted on the day of the sale.Bookshelf Book ClubMeets on the third Tuesday of the month. The group will be discussing The Speed of Light, by Elizabeth Rosner at the Aug. 15 meeting. Participants at the book group meeting will receive a coupon for 15 percent off a one-time book purchase at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks. Childrens ProgramsNote that Toddlertime and Babes in Bookland programs resume this week. Storytelling with Mrs. Fix will start again on Aug. 24.Summer Reading Program: Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tales! winds up this week with the final event today at 4 p.m.: music with The Amazing HarmonatrasToddlertime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 3 years Babes in Bookland Wednesdays at 10:30 and 11 a.m., for ages 6-24 months Now on display at the libraryPortraits by Truckee artist Raphael Jolly Over the fireplace: Green Iguana and Machu Picchu, prints by Ann Folsom