Jane Eyre Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Jane Eyre contest winner Butler Area Public Library in Pennsylvania! They have won a free classics audiobook collection valued at $1,000. The winning comment came from Joy Walsh.

Thank you to the patrons who nominated their library, and thanks to all who participated in our discussions!

There will be another chance to win at the end of August. Click the Contest tab on our blog for details on how to enter.

July/August Book Club Pick

The book club is now reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine, which just so happens to be a nice tie-in for Independence Day.

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“When my country, into which I had just set foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir,” wrote Paine. This pamphlet, which he had published in 1776, put into print the word every man was thinking but no man dared say: Independence! It captured the imagination of the colonists as no other document had.

Start reading the book and follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about Common Sense and Thomas Paine. In August, we’ll post questions about the book for you to discuss.

And don’t forget to register your library for a chance to win a free classics audiobook collection, valued at $1,000! See the Contest tab for details.

Happy Reading!

Importance of Setting

Just one week left of discussions for My Ántonia by Willa Cather. The discussion question for today …

The novel took place in Nebraska. How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?

We’d love to hear what you think! Leave your comments here on our blog, or head on over to our Facebook page to join the conversation!