26 January 2012
7120 Hawthorn Avenue, NE
From I-25 & Alameda:
Go East on Alameda .7 miles. Turn left (North) at the 4-way stop at Louisiana. Go 0.5 miles (3rd street) to Florence. Turn right. Go 0.1 mile to Palm Yucca. Turn right. Go 0.1 mile. Palm Yucca dead ends at Hawthorn. Turn right. 7120 is the 4th house on the left.
|Caleb's Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks is a very popular book. At the end of Sept 2011, there were 95 holds on 23 copies, and at the end of December this was down to 47 holds. You may want to check with DealOz.com and obtain a slightly used copy for $1. plus $4 shipping.|
23 February 2012
Right at the 5-mile marker onto Tunnel Springs Road.
Right onto Quail Meadow Road (first street on right - 0.2 mile)
Right onto Leah Lane (first street on right-0.4 mile)
HARD right onto Sunset Blvd17 Sunset Blvd is the second drive/house on the left after the "Private Drive--No Turn Around" sign (approximately 200 yards).
Ohio (full title: Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio
Small-Town Life) is a 1919 short story cycle by Sherwood Anderson
(1876 - 1941). The work is structured around the life of
protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing
independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It
is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio (not to be confused
with the actual Winesburg) which is based loosely on the author's
childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio.
There are six copies in our Library System: 4 'standard' and 2 large
print. It is FREE on the Kindle.
"Life not death is the greatest adventure"
29 March 2012
11921 Caribou Ave., NE
From Academy and Tramway,
Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford (1915) is a late Victorian
psychological novel, telling the same story from several different
view. It is one of my very favorite novels. For me it
fact that it is impossible for one person to really understand
The mention of “soldier” is misleading. This is not a war
story The good soldier is a very
admirable soldier, but as a human
being he is a complete loss.
There are 8 copies in our Library system, plus one book on cassette tape, and six DVDs of the movie. Also one e-audiobook available on-line. The Kindle version is FREE.
Link to Ford Madox Ford biography and works.
3 May 2012
(First Thursday meeting - at request of host)
like a River by Leif
Enger has eight (8) copies in our
31 May 2012
331 White Oaks Dr. NE
(From Tramway and Live Oak Rd [one block N. of Paseo del Norte], go EAST 0.6 mi on Live Oak, then SOUTH 0.3 mi on White Oaks Dr. to last house on right. Intersection of WhiteOaks and Paintbrush. Pay no attention to most of the house numbers.)
The library has 12 copies; as of 30 Mar 2012, there were 14holds on first returned copy. Library also has book on CD, and as an e-book. Amazon sells the ebook version (Kindle) for $10, or new paperback for $9.25 (plus $3.99 for shipping)
5 July 2012
1616 Catron SE
(Take The Road into 4-Hills, turn right at the Y onto Stagecoach, left at the 4-way stop sign onto Cuatro Cerros, 2nd right onto Bernalillo, then 1st left onto Catron. About half-way down Catron, 1616 house is on the right.)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is the debut 1940 novel by American author Carson McCullers. It is about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia. Our library has 19 copies, no waiting.
26 July 2012
| Rob Easterling (286-8796)
East Mountains: 51 Avenida del Sol,
Cedar Crest, NM 87008
Take N14 4.5 mi. N of I-40
(exit 175, Cedar Crest).
Turn Left into Ventana del Sol subdivision.
Ho, Jeeves is
a novel by P.
G. Wodehouse, the
second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and
Bertie Wooster, after Thank you, Jeeves.
Wodehouse was one of the writers most-admired by Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens wrote, "His attention to language, his near faultless ability to come up with names that are at once ludicrous and credible, and the intricacy of his plotting are imperishable" (The Atlantic Magazine, Nov., 2004).
There are 7 copies in our Library system and it may be included in some of the Wodehouse collected-works in the library. Available free on-line here in many formats. Also check with DealOz.com or Amazon.com. Copies for your e-book [e.g., Nook or Kindle] available at $0.99
30 August 2012
Charlie Palmer (243-4962)
1506 Park Ave SW
I-25, go West on Central or Lomas; then South
on 14th St.
||The Loved One
-- a wicked, wicked satire about Hollywood and the American Way of
Death. It's short, about 160 pages; maybe it should count for
only 0.5 books in the annual census. Many copies available
at Amazon for $0.01 + $3.99 shipping.
If you read the book, you have to see the movie adaptation. The 1965 film was billed as "the motion picture with something to offend everyone." Written by Terry Southern (Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider), directed by Tony Richardson (Tom Jones), featuring Rod Steiger, Liberace, James Coburn, Johnathan Winters (playing two roles), Tab Hunter, Milton Berle, Robert Morse, John Gielgud, Dana Andrews, and Roddy McDowall, among others.
"What is youth except a man or woman before it is fit to be seen?" - Evelyn Waugh
|27 September 2012
(265-8122) or (250-0991)
913 Parkland Circle SE
Wyoming, go West on Zuni to Carlisle;
"At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended."
For extra credit, be prepared to list the 23 ways in which a player can be out in baseball.
This is a popular book, published May 1, 2011 so the paperback will be available @ $10.19 from Amazon starting in May, 2012.
(Our electronic library system must get out of whack during a holiday weekend, as on 3 Sept 2012 there were 5 holds on the first returned of 17 copies in our Library system - yet the system shows four books on the shelf, including one at Lomas Tramway branch.)
25 October 2012
everyone is suited to this line of work. The prospect of outsized
profit leads people to exaggerate their own capabilities. In their
minds. They pretend to themselves that they are in control of events
where perhaps they are not. And it is always one’s stance upon
uncertain ground that invites the attentions of one’s enemies. Or
|Please Note Meeting is now on the
29 November 2012
[Thursday after Thanksgiving]
Park Ave SW (246-8136)
Cross Central, continue 2 or 3 blocks, then turn left onto Park (1st stop sign)
Parking available just to the East at Washington Middle School, 12th & Park
Three Empires on the Nile.
A fascinating view of Egypt in the 1800's that documents the Persian Empire and the British Empire's struggle over control of Egypt as Egypt was struggling to become a modern nation. The book traces the origins of the current Islamic Jihad movement.
There are three (3) copies available in our local Library System.
20 December 2012
|This book is recommended by Gary Ganong,
who tells us: "This is a profound book
about friendship and the human soul. Verghese is a perceptive physician
who has studied the human body and mind and is able to share his
insights in beautiful prose. He has made many keen observations of the
motivations and behavior of physicians and perhaps all professionals.
... A friend described this story as very sad.
That may be true but the writing is spare and clear and the author has
described the meaning of friendship with extraordinary feeling.
Paperback, 352 pagesPublished October 1st 1999 by Harper Perennial
Our library system only has three copies of this book; however, it is available via Amazon.com for $9.52. Not available on Kindle or as an e-book.
|Proposed Schedule for Year 2012
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1 December 2012
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