Friday, August 31, 2012

LitSoup: Book hangovers

This month's LitSoup question:
What was the last book that really gave you a book hangover?

Some responses from The News-Herald newsroom:

Jean Bonchak:
“White Oleander” by Janet Fitch. The potential horrors of children in the foster care system stay with me today. I don’t think I’ll ever completely shake off the feelings that book stirred up within me.

Janet Podolak:
For me it was Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese, a book that still resides in my memory more than a year after I read it. I thought it was one of the best books I ever read.

Cheryl Sadler:
I read "The Book Thief" at the beginning of the summer, and it just broke my heart and stayed with me. The book that gave me the worst hangover was "The Time Traveler's Wife." I cried for an embarrassing amount of time after finishing that book, and wrote an incredibly long email to the friend who recommended it to me. I just needed to know that all of the characters in the book were OK after all that had happened.

(And I'm not going to call out @NHCaitlin or anything, but she might still be stuck in a certain series that has a fifth movie coming out in the fall.)

And a response from the Twitterverse:

This post is part of a LitSoup, a monthly feature on The Book Club compiled of contributions from the newsroom. Send an email or tweet with your suggestions for future LitSoup topics.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Willoughby-Eastlake Library 1K fun walk, book sale

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library has planned a 1K fun walk fundraiser for Sept. 8, which coincides with the Friends of the Library book sale at Willoughby Library on Sept. 7, 8 and 10.

The walk is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Classic Park in Eastlake, and includes door prizes, games, crafts and more — as well as the opportunity to meet Skipper of the Lake County Captains, and the Cat in the Hat. Click here to download the pledge form.

The book sale takes place during library hours at the library, 30 Public Square. In addition to the book sale, the Friends of the Library will be raffling baskets. Raffle tickets go on sale Sept. 7 during library hours.

For more information, visit Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library's website, or call 440-942-3200.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Writers & Readers event focusing on 2012 election

Interested in hearing about the 2012 election from the perspective of political authors? Check out the upcoming Writers & Readers event at Cleveland Public Library, featuring S.E. Cupp and Jodi Kantor.

Writers & Readers: S.E. Cupp & Jodi Kantor is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium at the Main Library downtown. Tom Beres of WKYC-TV 3 will serve as host and moderator.

Learn more about the event and the authors on CPL's website.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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