More “A Christmas Carol” Adaptations

Plenty of classics get multiple adaptations, but A Christmas Carol is somewhere in a realm of its own. There are hundreds of film, radio, TV, theater and parody adaptations. (And probably more beyond what I saw on the Wikipedia page.)

The trend continues in 2017. Not only is there a new movie about the story, but there is a new YA retelling of A Christmas Carol as well. Moviegoers this year might see The Man Who Invented Christmas, and YA readers might read The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. How do these new versions stack up against the rest? Neither is a direct retelling, so for once, the story feels semi-original!

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From a Certain Point of View

Though most other Star Wars books published this year were written as build up to The Last Jedi, From a Certain Point of View sets itself apart, not only because it is a celebratory anniversary book, but because it focuses on events the reader already knows. This short story collection retells the original Star Wars movie from the perspective of characters with minimal (or no) screen time in the movie. Though many of the short stories were great reads for a Star Wars fan, these are the ones I consider the best: Continue reading “From a Certain Point of View”

Announcing… CPL’s 1st Online Book Club!

Who doesn’t love to talk about books? Gathering with friends, discussing our favorite characters, plot points, the good, and the bad. Yet who has the time? So busy in life, we can barely make it to our work, our home, the grocery store, etc. To quote the meme, no one has time for an in person book club.

So why not join our online book club?

Starting January 2018, join CPL as we launch our beta online book club on Goodreads! Each month, read a book from a different theme and discuss it with other book lovers. Get in on the action by voting for the book you want the group to read.

This program will also be a monthly challenge category for our 52 Book Pickup Challenge.

What’s that? 52 Book Pickup is a yearly challenge to read a book a week. 52 weeks. 52 books. Sign up for the 2018 year will begin mid-January. But you can still join our Goodread’s group today for weekly threads, book trivia, and fun discussions. This is also where you can find all our online book club announcements and also vote for January’s book club book.

January’s theme- Best of 2017. Vote now for which book you think we should read here. Voting ends December 14th.

Want a sneak peak? February’s theme will be Romance and March’s Historical Fiction.

What are you waiting for? Join us for our online book club and enjoy a year of great books and lively discussion!

No Time to Read Book Club

I don’t know about you, but it seems there’s never enough time to do all I want to do, reading included. I may work in the library surrounded by books, but even I find there’s just not enough time to read all that I want to. If you feel the same way, consider trying one of our brand new book clubs called the No Time to Read Book Club with no outside reading required. Simply come, listen to an audio selection, and share what you think during our short discussion. If you’d like, bring your favorite quiet time activity like knitting, crocheting–even balancing your checkbook!–to work on and get two activities done at the same time. Or, you can always just sit and listen.

When: the second Tuesday of the month from 2:30pm-4:00pm, starting December 12, 2017

Where: Major Hillard Library

We will start December 12, 2017, with Christmas Short Stories by Charles Dickens.