Archive for October, 2012

>> “A Sunless Sea: a William Monk novel” by Anne Perry;  “Last to Die” by Tess Gerritsen;  “Bones Are Forever” by Kathy Reichs;  and “Shadow on the Quilt” by Stephanie Grace Whitson.

>>“Whispers in the Wind” by Lauraine Snelling;  “Tiger Claws” by Dale Brown;  and “Twelve Drummers Drumming” by C. C. Benison (looks like a new Christmas Series).

New Non-fiction:  “Goose: the Outrageous Life and Times of a Football Guy” by Tony Siragusa and “The Western: the Greatest Texas Cattle Trail, 1874-1886” by Gary and Margaret Kraisinger. 

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Suicide affects every state, community and demographic group.  What a sad and confusing situation when this happens.    September 17 is Constitution Day, marking the day the United States constitution was ratified.   It is also Citizenship Day.  September 22 is the First Day of Fall, but is also Elephant Appreciation Day.  Hoping this brings a smile.

September is also Adult Literacy Month and International Literacy Month.  “Individuals and institutions charged with promoting literacy face a difficult task.  Yet there is substantial evidence that one important institution — the public library — continues to play a vital role in improving the literacy of the public.”  The percentage of children reading for fun has dropped from 38% in 2005 to 30% in 2011.  “the most common reason kids don’t use the library is that their families don’t go. So on Saturday — International Literacy Day — head to your nearest public library. And make it a family affair.”  Quotes taken from the Vancouver Sun in Canada.