Best Books of 2013--A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki--In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline: Check out our staff review (blogs.jocolibrary...), read the book, and listen to this interesting NPR author interview.
Are you a Downton Abbey fan? You may like "Wake" by Anna Hope, a novel about three women in 1920s London seeking solace after the war. #books
Quotes from The Fault In Our Stars. Seriously my favorite book ever. (If I had to have a favorite)
Book Burning Memorial - In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 "anti-German" books were burned. There's a plaque nearby that says "Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end."
Middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan and miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch are an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but after a close friend dies of cancer, the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity.