Even though I love to read, finding the time for it in my busy life can be a challenge. I host two adult book groups at the Georgetown Branch and trying to keep up with them has been the push I needed. To ensure that I finish the books, I usually read one in print and listen to one on audio. We have books on CD as well as digital audiobooks.
This month, for the Well Read Women group on June 13, we are going to discuss Bossypants, Tina Fey’s memoir, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, the classic by Zora Neale Hurston.
We have Bossypants available as a Playaway. Playaways are pre-loaded MP3 players - you just connect your own headphones and press play to listen! I have an adapter that I use to listen to it in my car. It is great for my daily work commute. Tina Fey is hilarious, so I have been driving and laughing like crazy lately.
When I finish with Bossypants, I plan to move on to Their Eyes Were Watching God. We have a copy of that title available via Hoopla. Hoopla titles are available for unlimited simultaneous downloads from the library. (We also have ebooks and digital audiobooks available through OverDrive. Due to licensing restrictions, those titles are limited to one checkout at a time.)
Previously I was listening to The Stand for June 27th’s Stephen King Book Club, but I was too eager to keep reading, so I switched over to the print version. The Stand is one of my favorite books. I haven’t read it for more than 20 years and reading it as a middle-aged woman is very different from reading it as a teenager. My love the book is unwavering, though, even with a different life perspective.
I would love to see you at either of our book groups at Georgetown. Our groups are very informal and relaxed -- you need not have read/re-read/finished the title to attend, though there will be spoilers in the meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.