Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Lost Symbol

I finished Dan Brown's Lost Symbol over the weekend and while I didn't think it was quite as good as the last two Langdon books, I enjoyed it and recommend it. Like the others, this book opens with a gruesome discovery that propels Professor Robert Langdon into a mystery involving a secret society and a fanatic, but this time the setting is Washington D.C. Once again, science and religion play a major role. Though I was able to figure some things before they were revealed,it was still a compelling read and really made me want to visit our nation's capital. I have passed it on to my husband but will donate it to the Norton High School Library when he is finished. If you haven't already read them, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, Digital Fortress, and Deception Point are all available here at the NHS Library.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Student Book Club

This year I decided to see if there was any interest in a student book club. I put in an announcement for an organizational meeting and had three students attend. After talking a bit about what we all like to read, the students selected Susan Pfeffer's The Dead and the Gone as our first title. The Old Towne Hall Bookstore has agreed to offer a 20% discount to any student who buys the book and mentions that they are part of the book club. The club will meet to discuss the book on Tuesday, October 13 after school in the library. All are welcome to join us. Click on the link below for a synopsis and reviews of The Dead and the Gone.