Published on May 12th 2012Home » Arts & Culture » Books » May greetings from Mill Street Books!
We are excited to celebrate the launch of a new book, Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry by local author Jacques Roy. Drop by the store this Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to hear his perspective on espionage and humanitarian efforts in Angola.Jacques Roy signs copies of his book at Mill Street Books, with Mary and Terry Lumsden
It is ironic that I need to change the date for our Once in a While Book Club for people who can’t Commit. We will now meet May 30 at 7:30pm to talk about The Elephant Keeper. (My apologies for the inconvenience. You may have a partial credit for your book if the date change means you can’t attend.)
I loved to read to our children. The Lemonade War, about siblings, business and friendship, is great for 8 – 10 year olds. Slave Girl is a great informative historical adventure about a girl who is kidnapped by Vikings which is suited to 12 years and older. Just the perfect book if you ever plan a trip to L’Anse Aux Meadows. (Thanks Jasmine!) Both are well written and discussion worthy.
Someone suggested books can be classified by character, setting, plot and literary appeal. Reading and recommending books as I do, this is an interesting approach. Three Weeks in December gets high marks in all categories and would be excellent for book club discussion.
For holiday reading I recommend two books which were quick to engage me and kept my attention through airports and lounging by the pool! Shanghai Girls by Lisa See explores anti-Chinese sentiment in California in 1940s. Rhoda recommended The Salt Road – it will make you thirsty reading about the desert!
Terry is cutting the grass. He wanted to add a few ideas. The apartment above the shop is for rent. We are selling tickets for Troy Macgillivray concert at the end of May. Finally, we now have 199 friends on Facebook. Please make Terry happy and be the 200th to LIKE us! There will be a prize!
Help raise funds at the Young Gala on Saturday night! Bid generously for our donation – twelve books (one per month) carefully recommended by Mary.
We thank you for supporting Mill Street Books. The other day I asked for a customer’s name – when she started to spell “Lumsden”, I knew I had found a distant cousin in the area! We never know where conversations will lead – and that makes every day fun!