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Dark Puss

I certainly can recommend the book Rivers of London. Especially if you, like me, are interested to trace on the surface the routes of our many "lost rivers".


That does appeal; thanks, DP.


My neighborhood in Boston has done a group read twice. The first time, the library "Friends" formed a committee of about 7. Everyone nominated 2-3 books and we weeded it down to 5-6. We agreed we would all read the nominees. I was the only person who actually did (which did not surprise me). One of my suggestions, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, I had liked a lot and also thought it might attracted both older teens and those interested in WWII historical fiction or history. However, two women were afraid it would be confused with Shades of Gray and wouldn't even read it.

We eventually chose a nonfiction book about Boston's Gardner Museum heist. We had a week or more of themed events and the book discussion attracted about 40 people. I thought we could have done a lot better with the right book but I do realize it is hard to please everyone. The second time we did it the librarian chose the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird without consulting us. I did not approve of picking a hardcover, let alone a book that got such mixed reviews.

We do it every two years so the spring of 2019 will be our next.


Yes, it is hard to please everybody!
Like you I'm surprised at the choice of Go Set A Watchman given the controversy surrounding it and the deep feelings so many have for TKAM.

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