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This is the blog for the first year of the adult summer reading club at Windsor Locks Public Library. Keep up on what will be happening with the summer reading club and what others are reading. Join us and catch the wave. Questions? email bmorrill@libraryconnection.info.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Week 7: Part 1

Today is the last day for our reading program. It has been a great success. I will give the final figures for books read in the next couple of days. I hope everyone has enjoyed the program as much as I have. I will be writing out the rest of the reviews on this blog for those who want to continue on with their reading, we hope you do!

On "Winter's Bone" by Daniel Woodrell-
Beautifully written- almost poetic- harsh life in the Ozarks
On "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven" by Kevin and Alex Malarkey-
An enlightening account of a world that exists in the afterlife. The boy's courage, perseverance, and spirituality are admirable. Reflective reading!
On "Rockin' the Bronx" by Larry Kirwan-
Surprise- very well written.
On "He Drown She in the Sea" by Shani Mootoo-
Mootoo's second novel brings to life a small Caribbean island and a Canadian mountain town.It is a story of childhood friendship blossoming into an adult love story written in colorful native dialogue. Its story of triumph in the face of class restrictions is inspiring. A page turner.
On "The Weight of Silence" by Heather Gudenkauf-
First time I read Gudenkauf and she sure kept my interest and curiosity.
On "Deliver Us from Evil" by David Baldacci-
It was not as good as his recent novels.
On "Looking for a Love Story" by Louise Shaffer-
The main character is writing a book so there are 2 story lines going on.  I like that the ending really tied it together.
On "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell-
Good book, incredible story


  1. It would be good to know who won grand prize and the first and second prizes and how many books they read. I read quite a few and I got runner up so I'm curious to know how many the others read. Also the other librarians were saying they were participating as well. Most places don't let employees participate so I was surprised by that fact.

  2. I am sorry for your confusion.

    Our employees were NOT participating in the same drawing but were in a parallel program. They were not eligible for any of the prizes, they did receive small token prizes for encouragement and appreciation for their supporting our program.

    The drawings were not based on who read the most books. Rather, each book read was an entry into the random drawing which would increased the chance of your name being drawn.

    Altogether there were 599 books read. We have not publicized who won the prizes for privacy concerns however we have obtained permission from Sandra Rich to let people know that she was the grand prize winner of a Kindle. Check our next entry for a picture of the happy prize winner!

    I am sorry that you misunderstood how this program was being run. We will be clearer in the future. I do hope that you and everyone enjoyed the program and continue to read further.

  3. that is confusing because at the signup both my mother and I were clearly told it was on the number of books you read. Oh well it doesn't matter now. I think that would have been better.