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Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Reading Book Review: A Farewell to Arms

Book Title: A Farewell to Arms

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Reviewed By: Pamela D.

This is a WWI story of an American, Henry, who has joined the Italian army as an ambulance driver and who has fallen passionately in love with Catherine, an English nurse. They encounter many difficulties as a couple in love during war time. The war story centers around the German attack on Caporetto and the of the retreating demoralized Italian soldiers.

Why you picked it up: This was a Hemingway novel I had not read and was interested in why it was banned in Italy and in some cities in the US. The Italians did not like Hemingway's accurate account of the retreat and in the US it was Hemingway's frank sexual portrayal of the love between Henry and Catherine.

Why you finished it: Hemingway's description of the Italian retreat is an excellent and acurate account and I could not stop reading about it and also I wanted to see how the love story during war time turned out.

Who you would recommend it to: People who like to read modern classic books, books that Hemingway wrote and stories about WWI and the effects of war on the soldiers (men and women) that served.

Find A Farewell to Arms in our catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! Submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings for all program finishers. More prizes! Yay!
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to news@roselle.lib.il.us.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Reading Book Review: All This Life

Book Title: All This Life

Author: Joshua Mohr

Reviewed By: Peggie J.

This is a book for our times. As a former IT professional I know this book couldn't have been written 10 years ago, maybe not even 5! It introduces us to characters and families in crisis. You will learn to like these people and be interested in how their lives turn out. You don't have to be a techy to enjoy this book. It is well written and has great character development.

Why you picked it up: It was the first book I looked at, and after looking at several others, decided this was the one!

Why you finished it: I had to for the summer read, didn't I? Seriously, I wanted to know how all the character fared.

Would you recommend it: Yes!

Find All This Life in the Library catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! Submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings for all program finishers. More prizes! Yay!
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to news@roselle.lib.il.us.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Reading Suggestions...

Beach reads, vacation reads, just relaxing at home reads... it's time for some Summer Reading! If you're looking for suggestions to get you started, we've got you covered.

Roselle staff picked some of their favorites - fiction and nonfiction -  for you to enjoy this summer. Download a list of suggestions now.

In the Library, stop by and select from our "Summer Reading Suggestions" display near the Reference Desk.





In the Library catalog, click on the
'Reading by Design" tab to see staff selections.






If you prefer instant gratification, download eBooks and eAudiobooks from eRead Illinois or eMediaLibrary.

     

Happy Summer Reading! (and listening! And learning!)

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Reading Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

Book Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Reviewed By: Alexa H.

It's an epic finale to a wonderful series. Filled with strong female characters, a blend of magic, and all the romance you could want, this book left me with nothing but happiness. You cheer for the love that comes from family, friends, and soulmates while finding that good does conquer evil, even if there are some sacrifices to be made.

Why you picked it up: I love everything Sarah J. Maas writes.

Why you finished it: No choice. It was THAT good.

Who you would recommend it to: Anyone who loves fast-paced adventure stories, love stories, and stories where females are strong and capable to save the world.

Find A Court of Wings and Ruin, a downloadable ebook, in our eRead Illinois catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! Submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings for all program finishers. More prizes! Yay!
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to news@roselle.lib.il.us.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Armchair Travel. Destination... anywhere!

Armchair travel - visit exotic destinations without leaving your living room!

Roselle staff picked some of their favorite travel books - fiction and nonfiction -  for you to enjoy and discover new places or remember past travels.

In the Library, stop by and select from our "Armchair Travel" display.





In the Library catalog, click on the
'Great Destinations" tab to see staff selections.






If you prefer instant gratification, download books about travel from eRead Illinois. Click on the Browse by Subject tab and select "Travel" for a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.


Happy reading! (and listening! And learning!)

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mens Book Discussion meets next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, May 15, at 7P in the Conference Room. This month we'll discuss the book & movie, A Simple Plan ; book by Scott Smith; movie directed by Sam Raimi. Copies of the book & DVD are available to borrow at the Reference Desk.

To learn more about the Men's Book Discussion Group, contact Brett Peto at the library’s Reference Desk: 630.529.1641, press 3. Everyone is welcome.

Visit the Men's Book Discussion Group on Goodreads for further reading, information about the author, and more.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Join the 20s & 30s Book Group next Thursday

Join fellow 20 & 30-somethings once a month for good food, good fun, and a great discussion on the books you want to read! At the April meeting, we'll discuss Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer.

As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, April 27, 6:30 pm - ???

For more info (and the name of the local restaurant) contact Matt Wieck, mwieck@roselle.lib.il.us or call 630.529.1641 ext.*211.

Whether or not you can attend our next meeting (especially if you cannot attend), join our Goodreads Group and share your comments in the online discussion.

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