Hello everyone. There is a Kansas City area BookCrossing meetup tomorrow, 7PM, at Broadway Cafe (4106 Broadway St - KCMO). The last time I went to a meetup we swapped books and talked about our latest reading material.
If you are interested in BookCrossing, this is a great meetup to attend. I'll give out informational brochures that explain BookCrossing, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask KC area members some questions. I'll also have tons of "BookCrossed" books to give away, as will others.
For more information about this meetup, please visit:
It's been awhile and thought I would drop some book titles I have read or what I'm reading now.
I'm reading now: "Interview with a Vampire" by Anne Rice and "Ordinary Life" by Elizabeth Berg.
Just recently finished "Cloud Nine" and "Firefly Beach" by Luanne Rice. If you are into general fiction with a touch of romance (not like the Nora Roberts or Danielle Steele's romance's) check these out. Luanne Rice is very good and I'm working on reading her whole collection. I know I have a lot to go, but when you find an author you enjoy and want to read more of it is well worth it.
I'm starting to venture out to more authors and hopefully I have found some new ones that I will enjoy. My shelf of unread books is overwhelming, but hey, reading a good book in a cool bubble bath is a wonderful thing on a summer evening when your stress level is high as a kite and the temp outside is nearing 100 degrees.
The Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library, 10th
and Baltimore St., is holding its first annual teen Bookcrossingparty, Saturday July 17 at .
Book trading has
never been more exciting, more serendipitous, than with BookCrossing. The goal
of Bookcrossing is, simply, to make the whole world a library. Ron Hornbaker, creator of the Bookcrossing Web site (listed by PC Magazine as one
of the 100 Best Undiscovered Web Sites for 2004) will be at the Central Library’s Saturday event to share a multimedia
presentation about the three “R’s” of thebook exchange:
Read a good book.
Register it on the Bookcrossing
get a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID number), and label
Release it for someone else to read (give it to a
friend, leave it on a park bench, donate it to charity, "forget"
it in a coffee shop, etc.), and get notified by email each time someone goes
to the Bookcrossing site and records journal
entries for that book.
Visit CentralYouth Service’s Bookcrossing
profile at http://kc-library-ys.bookcrossing.com
to see what books the Library will be giving away Saturday, July 17 at The event is free and all ages are invited to
discover what Bookcrossing is about.Reading material will be available for young
adults and adults during this fun
event.For more information contact CentralYouth Services at 816-701-3400 extension 4225.
I told one of my good friends that I would find her a (preferably) really old copy of Madame Bovary, but one that is in English. Our school has one similar to what I'm looking for. (The copy my school has was published sometime in the forties.) This is supposed to be a birthday present, and her birthday is on the 17th of this month.
I'd really like to be able to find her a copy of that book and buy it for her. (I also want to find the movie of it that she saw, which is in French and has subtitles.)
Anywho, if any of you can be of any help, it would be appreciated.
I need to know of any used book stores, or book stores that only sell really old books are, if you know of any. Thanks.
I'm still working my way through Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. It's a pretty good read so far, I just haven't had much time lately.
Has anyone here read A Clockwork Orange and, if so, would you recommend it? I really like science fiction, but I'm a little thrown off by the movie trailers I've seen for this one.
Can anyone recommend some good lesbian fiction? Most of the ones I'm finding are geared toward teenagers or to people just coming out. I'd like something where the characters are actually *happy* to be lesbians.
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell Zen and the Art of Knitting by Bernadette Murphy Mothman Prophesies by John Keel Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
there's a fairly new online community for all the kc folks and folks in surrounding areas to keep in touch with one another! it offers chat features, private messaging, and a message board to come soon as well as plenty of other fun features.