If your New Year’s resolutions include making new friends or reading more, we have the perfect way to follow through. Our Island Books Open Book Club kicks off our first meeting of the year this Thursday January 25th at 7:30pm, and we’ll be discussing Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst. You can read my blog post about Harmony here. Even if you haven’t read the book, feel free to join us and see what our group is all about.
A little more background: we come together on the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm and the staff chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. Anyone is welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you’ll always get a 10% discount. You can also join our Facebook group and chat about what we’re reading in between meetings. There are regulars and new faces each month, and trust me, we attract a wide mix of current and retired teachers, doctors, ballerinas, social workers, bus drivers, parents, grandparents, and more. When everyone sits down, we are all simply readers, eager to discuss the issues a powerful book can raise and make connections beyond what we’ve read alone.
Here’s a preview of what we’ll be reading in the next few months ... continued