Interesting note in Sunday's New York Times on globalization and reading
By THE EDITORS
Pico Iyer was born in England to Indian parents, and when he was 9 years old began commuting — alone, six times a year — between 1960s California and ancient British boarding schools.
“Globalism has seemed my destiny,” he said in a recent e-mail from r
The Mayor's Book Club fall line-up
Continue to “Read Your Way Around the World” this fall with The Mayor's Book Club. The next selection of international-themed books to discuss is now set.
Jul. 18: "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryson.
Aug. 15: “In the Time of the Butt
- Interesting note in Sunday's New York Times on globalization and reading
Travel across the globe reading these books with us – and suggest some more
“At Home: A Short History of Private Life” is the next book to be discussed by the Mayor’s Book Group as we continue to encourage folks to Read Your Way Around the World.
The author, Bill Bryson, a lively writer of non-fiction, uses his 1851-vintage home in England – a rectory in the N
- Travel across the globe reading these books with us – and suggest some more
Mayor’s Book Club - What We're Reading
The Mayor’s Book Club has a reading list for the first half of next year that aims to blend fiction and non-fiction, commentary and fantasy – and move around the globe as well.
But if you have book ideas for this international reading group to consider down the road, we’
"Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"
“Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” was a big hit with the Mayor’s Book Club – with its tale of two teenage boys sent to the Chinese countryside for re-education.
Its story was a great picture of friendship – and the magic of story-telling.
And it offered a vivid look at
- Mayor’s Book Club - What We're Reading
Background on graphic novels
Since the next selection for the Mayor’s Book Club is a graphic novel, we thought a little bit of background would be of interest.
The term “graphic novel” was coined by Will Eisner who is considered to be one of the most important creators in the realm of sequential art -- which essent
Mayor's Book Club a Success!
Fifty people came to the first lunchtime meeting of the Mayor’s Book Club at the Main Library – and at least a third of them shared their views about Cutting for Stone , a novel by Abraham Verghese, a book they generally liked… especially its vivid picture of life in Ethiopia and a doctor’s wor
I think it's great to suggest other titles. It's nice to have some short books for busy people, too.
Welcome to Read Your Way Around the World’s community conversation about books with roots around the world.
The goal: to encourage people to read international titles that stretch their horizons – whether they explore them in book groups or on their own. The Library’s international booklist is at http://www.lfpl.org/international/booklist.htm.
Whether you are part of a book club or reading sol
- Background on graphic novels