Library Lynx, February 14, 2013

“I’m sick of winter!”  That is a common lament made by patrons at the Library these days.  We commiserate, and then we suggest a good book to read, since this is a great time to relax and take it easy.  Once the snow’s been shoveled, there’s nothing better than to sit inside and enjoy some much-deserved free time.  Time when you don’t have to feel guilty about just whiling away the hours with a good book.  After all, there’s no yard work to beckon, the house is already clean, and there’s absolutely nothing to watch on TV now that the NFL season is over.  I’m in the midst of two books written by “somewhat local” authors right now.  One is written by Andrew Krause, the son of Randy Krause and Nancy Peerenboom titled “The Walls of Samwell”.  The book description reads:   “How much control can one man truly have?  In this dystopian sci-fi novel we are introduced to Samwel, the business that owns and controls every single element of the country Independence, and Anders, the man who aims to keep it that way. Read on as a group of individuals challenge that control, having their own views of how a society should function, and ask yourself the question, How much freedom do you really want?”  This is a thought-provoking first novel and one that your thoughts will return to between readings, wondering what will happen next.  I’m anxious to finish it, and to read the next book Andrew is writing, “The Woman They Kept”.

The other book on my nightstand is the third book in a trilogy written by an author who visited the Poynette Library a couple of years ago.  I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book since I thoroughly enjoyed the first two in the trilogy:  “Push Not the River” and “Against a Crimson Sky” by James Conroyd Martin.  This book is titled “The Warsaw Conspiracy” and it continues the saga of Poland that began with Martin’s retelling of the unpublished diary of Countess Anna Maria Berezowska written during the late 18th century.  It promises to provide the same degree of adventure and romance as his first two books.  You’ll find these, and many more great reads, at your local library!

On Valentine’s Day, our thoughts turn to chocolate, and the Friends of the Library plan to do something about that urge for something deliciously sweet when they team up with Karen Carpenter for a Lindt Chocolate RSVP fund raiser.  Starting Monday, February 25th and ending on Saturday, March 9th, Library patrons will be able to drool over the Easter catalog and order the freshest, most mouth-watering morsels on the planet!  Stop in, (we’ll provide tissues for mopping up those drools) and order some chocolaty chicks, “egg”cellent eggs, remarkable rabbits and tantalizing truffles!  When you order, you’ll be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a basketful of goodies.  Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library who appreciate your support.

See you @ the Library!