Book Clubs are Back!

BookClubRAW2.jpgThe West Liberty Public Library hosts two book clubs in the library. In order to join our email list, email us at wllibrary@wlpl.org to get the information needed before each club meets.

 

~December~

 

The Page Turners

This club typically meets on the second Thursday of the month

The meeting is on December 2 at 6 p.m. in the library.
Every month The Page Turners meet to discuss the latest and greatest works of fiction. Books are available for check out from the library.

This month we will be reading In Real Life by Cory Doctorow. According to goodreads.com, Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role-playing game where she spends most of her free time. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends.

But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer--a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake.

Booked On Crime

This club typically meets on the fourth Thursday of the month

The meeting is on December 16 at 6 p.m. in the library.
Every month Booked on Crime meets to discuss books of crime, passion, and mystery. Books are available for check out from the library.

This month we will be reading Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi. According to goodreads.com, from the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi--a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café--collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive--first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path.

 

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