Tag: books

Monday Night Book Club notice

Laura Reilly “I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who did not love reading.” – Thomas Babington Macaulay The next meeting of the Monday Night Book Club will be Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m., in the Quail Creek Clubhouse Gold Room. All residents, including those…

Monday Night Book Club

Laura Reilly You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. –Paul Sweeney Welcome to attend are all residents of Quail Creek who enjoy reading and interesting discussion. The Book Club is a chartered club, does not require dues and…

What’s in a name?

Well, if it is a book and its name is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, then the answer is quite a bit. To begin with Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. Although Germany occupied Guernsey in 1946, it could not control the discovery of a…

Not an ‘Orphan Train’ but a train full of orphans

Mary Kollschegg Christina Kline, author of Orphan Train, pulls in the reader by her choice of book title and once the reader is hooked proceeds to tell the incredible story of a 91 year old woman who had been an orphan train rider. The founder of this bizarre program that existed in our country from…

‘The Girls of Atomic City’ sparks stimulating discussions

MC Kollschegg Denise Kiernan’s book, The Girls of Atomic City, reveals a part of U.S. history that took place in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and was shrouded in mystery and suspense for many years. Oak Ridge was one of those secret cities that suddenly sprung up seemingly out of nowhere and for no particular reason. However,…

New return cart in clubhouse library proves popular

Frank Cobarrubias looking for books on the clubhouse Library’s new book cart

Larry Thomson Recent visitors to the clubhouse library have no doubt noticed the new three shelf cart that has replaced the former drop box return cabinet. Books were sometimes damaged under the old system as they were dropped one on top of the other. The new open shelf cart serves three purposes: it makes it…

Clubhouse Library notes

Larry Thomson Donations of recently published books, audio book CDs and magazines are always needed. Just place items in the wicker donation box near the hall door. This time of year our shelves can look lean, so please return items promptly. If you are curious about the history of the clubhouse library, there is a…

Books from the 2014 list now being enjoyed

If you were unable to attend the Book Club’s January gathering you missed the Lion in the Lei Shop by Kaye Starbird, which, in addition to being an interesting read, also produced some lively discussion. The selection for February, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, is an engrossing story of a highly successful Harvard professor who, at only…

Check Out – Check In

Reviewed by Janet Mills for November 2013 The Last Train to Zona Verde – My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux. The first time Paul Theroux ever visited Africa he was a 22-year old in the Peace Corps. Now after 50 years he once again set out to renew his pleasure in the wild continent. Things…

Check Out – Check In

Janet Mills Bunker Hill, a City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. This is a book that could have been written in three sections. I have read books about the founding of our nation but never one that has so much detail about each section. Philbrick has written a masterful knowledgeable book. In 1775, Boston…