Thursday, January 22, 2015

Read & Feed!


This month marks the start (of yet another) new great program in the library, Feed and Read! Introduced by Mrs. McVicker, the program will run like a traditional book group. Interested students will choose and discuss a popular YA book and then gather to discuss about 6 weeks later. And, as the title suggests, the Feed entails consuming off campus food!

This month's book is I Hunt Killers,  a thriller by Barry Lyga. It's been called the greatest YA fiction since The Hunger Games.... not a compliment to be taken lightly!

Fellow YA author, Joe Hill says:

"I Hunt Killers is an out-of-control hearse with one busted headlight, blood on the grille, a madman at the wheel, and laughter pouring out of the open windows... Climb in, buckle up, and go for a ride."

Plus do you think Mrs. McVicker would lead you astray with recommending a lame book? No way!

The student version of Feed & Read is off to such a great start that we are choosing to add a faculty and staff version also. The book has yet to be decided, so there is still time for you to voice your preference. Here are the options for the first meeting (with descriptions borrowed from Amazon):

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 
"MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers."

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
"A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew. "

The Kept by James Scott
" set in rural upstate New York c: 1900. It tells the story of a mother and son who set off for a rough, rural town in search of the killers who murdered their family; there, they make some discoveries, all right--not just about the criminals, but also about their own damaged selves. This debut is not for the faint of heart..."

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
"After a night of partying, 19-year-old Ruthie awakens to a world of impossibilities: her mother, an off-the-grid hippie who rarely leaves their Vermont farm, is missing, and Ruthie is left to care for her young sister. Ruthie desperately searches their old farmhouse for clues and uncovers a hidden compartment in her mother’s room filled with frightening artifacts: a pair of strangers’ wallets, a loaded gun, and a book entitled Visitors from the Other Side: The Secret Diary of Sara Harrison Shea..."

Once the book has been selected, we will send out an email and order some extra copies to borrow from the library.  The date for the luncheon is tentatively scheduled for Feburary 27th.

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