Thank you to all the wonderful authors who joined us last week: Janice Kingsbury, Suzanne Tate, Michele Young-Stone, and Barbara Springfield! This week we welcome mystery writer Penny Peterson who will sign copies of her book, Roses are Dead, My Love, and children’s author Janice Kingsbury will make a return visit to sign copies of her picture book set in Duck, Chihuahuas Like Cheese. Make sure to come by and see them this Wednesday, July 15, during our Scarborough Faire Days signing event!
Also big this week: The release of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Demand is high and we’re taking names to reserve copies in each of our stores. Let us know if we should hold one for you, too!
What We’re Reading:
Anna – just finished Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls – “It was a sequel that lives up to her first book, The Glass Castle, but with a Western twist” – and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – “The best book about organizing, not only your possessions, but about the way you live.”
Cindy – Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery – “I am loving it. It’s about this woman whose trying to research octopuses. She’s really coming to realize that they are intelligent creatures, playful, can recognize faces, they each have a different personality.”
Kate – reading Yes Please by Amy Poehler – “It is absolutely brilliant! I strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone familiar with Amy Poehler and her work, either on SNL or the highly acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Her comedic genius shines through in her surprisingly artful essays, lists and entertaining anecdotes from Peohler’s unconventional mind. Yes Please satisfies both literary and comedic cravings.”
Meaghan – just finished Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston – “It’s a good beach read by one of the fabulous Pendergast authors” – and The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy – “Not a beach read, or all that uplifting really, but I have to get my Russian authors in” – and currently reading The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert – “Humans are annihilating the rest of the planet’s species. It won the Pulitzer, and for good reason. This should be required reading for all of us” – and Beyond: Our Future in Space by Chris Impey – “Which chronicles the very beginnings of space exploration beginning with the revelation that the Earth circles the Sun through the invention of rocket science, the rise and fall NASA, current entrepreneurs, and on to the future of space exploration. It’s fascinating and an accessible read” – and “…about three others, but I’ll save them for next week…”