to avoid being in the way of the primary election this Tuesday. Reminder that we are reading books about Africa and that this group – which meets in the Roosevelt Room at 2:30 is free and open to everyone (and the cookies and tea are free too)
Hope to see you there
I love the various series and found this map this morning that shows you where they are set. You can see the article with a link to buy the map in a size that doesn’t require a magnifying glass to see at http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/02/all-your-favorite-british-tv-shows-mapped/462945/?utm_source=atlas
but I am still wandering around Scandinavia with two new – to me – authors of crime/mystery books. I’m Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork is set in Norway and The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel in Denmark – both worth reading.
On to Africa now – I promise.
at traveling the world via books. This is a link to a TED talk by a woman who spent a year reading books from around the world complete with maps of the countries she “visited”
But amateurs or not we’ll be meeting on March 8 to talk about books by African authors or about African subjects – present or past. 2:30 at the Maynard Public Library (77 Nason Street) Hope you’ll join us.
Spent a snowy morning reading The Summer Book by Tove Jansson – a book I had never heard of until it was suggested at our last B&B meeting. Beautifully written and it inspired me to look up the Long Tailed Ducks and should you want to hear the sound of it’s call check out
And I hadn’t remembered that Tove Jansson was the author of the Moomintroll books – remember them?
but I just needed to share it with book people. I started a new author for me – Jason Matthews with a thriller called Red Sparrow. And it begins with a tense chase scene when the CIA agent (and the author was a CIA agent) meets with an important Russian they have turned to spy for the US. Russian agents nearly catch them and he has to lead them away from the spy. He manages to escape being not only captured but killed and goes into a small cafe and eats some beet soup —and includes the recipe for the soup. REALLY?
Because March 1 is the primary election and because the Maynard Library is a polling place we have moved our March meeting – when we will be discussing books about Africa and African topics – to March 8. Same time 2:30 – same tea and cookies – well, the cookies will be fresh.