The Sonoma County Library will close on Thursday, December 23 at 2:00 pm, and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011. This closure, with employees having to take a 4.5% pay cut, is part of the Library’s effort to reduce its budget shortfall in these difficult economic times. Please click here for more information about the ten-day Library closure.
We know that the closure will be difficult for those of you who count on the library for books, DVDs, homework resources, internet access, and more. I hope you have all stocked up on good books to read over the break!
Here's what I'm taking home to read over the next ten days:
Bright Young Things, by Anna Godbersen
In the spring of 1929, eighteen-year-old Cordelia Grey and her stage-struck friend Letty Larkspur run away from their small Ohio town to seek their fortunes in New York City and soon find themselves drawn into situations and relationships, particularly with the dazzling Astrid Donal, that change their lives forever.
The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson (Millenium Trilogy, bk3)
If and when Lisbeth Salander recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge--against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
Monsters of Men, by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking, bk. 3)
As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions, questioning all they have ever known as they try to step back from the darkness and find the best way to achieve peace.
Pies and Prejudice, by Heather Vogel Frederick (Mother-Daughter Book Club, bk. 4)
Four girls, and their mothers, continue their mother-daughter book club via videoconference between Massachusetts and England, reading Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," and try to put friendship before romance.
To all of you readers out there -- I wish you a happy holiday season!