Summer means reading — and summer reading club! As a child, I loved joining the local library's summer book club the first day of summer break, reading the requisite number of books and more, and visiting the library as often as I could get there (I lived within walking distance, ands it was the 1970s, so it was often). Well, let this be your annual summer reading club for those of us who do not have one anymore. Read for the sheer joy of it — and perhaps win a free book! Visit your library (public or private), your local bookstores and thrift shops, yard sales and online book suppliers, friends and family, and choose what books look like they need to be read this summer. So here's what I hope to consume this summer between the Memorial Day weekend and the first weekend in autumn. This year, that date is Friday, May 27 through Sunday, September 25. If past years serve as guides, I shall carefully create a list, pondering my own library and my published li
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I love a good horror story, and Joe Hill's NOS4A2 is a good horror story. In fact, it was a great horror story. It had true fear and horror, great characters and a fascinating storyline. I read it on three platforms — audio, e-book and print book — and it was great in each. In fact, I would strongly recommend giving Kate Mulgrew's audio performance a try, no matter your stance on audiobooks. However, it was relentless enough, and long enough, to make me beg for sweet release by the end. Plus, I can never stomach how the King men kill animals in their novels. (Seriously, guys, just stop it. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Even when it makes total sense and makes the story more poignant, resist the urge. Thank you.) Okay, back to the topic at hand. I started the book a couple of times since its publication in 2013. I got as far as the prologue, maybe a couple of pages into the body of the book, and put it down. It was weird and fascinating, but it did
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It's that time of year again: summer days full of books and discovery. Join our annual summer reading club and spend the summer reading all of the books you want — and put yourself in the running for a free book! That's right: if you are the book club member who reads the most books — electronic, audio and print — you will win a new book. The reading period is from Memorial Day weekend through the end of summer. This year, let's choose Friday, May 27 through Sunday, September 25. Send me your list any time you're ready. I'll publish mine by the end of May. Join the club: read all summer!