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Longview Library: Writers + Readers = Love

The Writers Group have printed some stories and poems in a small publication called The Musings. They are available at the librarian’s desk. Do pick up a copy. Sketches are by Russ Rodman.

Happy and comedic literature have always been equated with lightweight reading, and of very little literary merit. Jojo Moyes disagrees strongly, and has made a list of  books that she feels are both funny and of literary merit. Here are 3 of them:

  • Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibb
  • Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

15 books are becoming movies in 2020. Here are some of them:

  • The Secret Garden (1911) by Frances Hodgson
  • Greyhound with Tom Hanks
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1933) for Netflix

The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev PetaIt, has been suggested that reading classic novels helps remedy symptoms of depression more than reading self-help books. A good book is a more effective mood-lifter  than chocolate, alcohol, a shopping spree or Prozac; with no side effects. Reading influences the way we process our emotions.

New books in:

  • Pink Princess Tea Parties by Barbara Beery
  • How To Clean Your House: And Tidy Up Your Life by Lynsey Crombie

Good Reads:

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a debut novel that is a psychological thriller. It is a chilling read with twists and turns and beautifully written. Michaelides has a screenwriting degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
The Last Train to London, by Meg Waite Clayton is a novel set in Pre World War II. It is based on the true story of Kindertransport, about  the rescue of ten thousand children from Nazi occupied Europe.  Truus Wijimuller , a young Dutchwoman, organizes and oversees the operation. The story is about their perils and the close calls they have.

Happy Reading

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