Now Discussing: Dracula

Untitled-1Have you finished reading Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula? Good, because discussions start now! Head on over to our Facebook page to join the conversation!

And don’t forget to register your library for a chance to win a free classics audiobook collection, valued at $1,000! The next winner will be selected at the end of October. See the Contest tab for details.

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Ethan Frome Contest Winner

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Congratulations to the July/August Ethan Frome contest winner Piedmont Valley Library in South Dakota! They have won a free classics audiobook collection valued at $1,000! The winning comment came from Heather Aker. Thank you to all who participated in our discussions!

Another winner will be selected at the end of October. Click the Contest tab on our blog for details on how to enter (and make sure you register your library here to be eligible!).

Now Reading: Dracula

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We just finished discussing Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for September/October, Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

The vampire novel that started it all, Bram Stoker’s Dracula probes deeply into human identity, sanity, and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterward, disturbing incidents unfold in England-an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck, and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his “Master” – culminating in a battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversarie.

Check out Dracula in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In October, we’ll post questions on Facebook about the book for you to discuss—just in time for Halloween!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Contest Winner

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Congratulations to the May/June Hunchback of Notre Dame contest winner Jackson County Public Library with Fontana Regional Libraries in North Carolina! They have won a free classics audiobook collection valued at $1,000! The winning comment came from Sara Freeman. Thank you to all who participated in our discussions!

Another winner will be selected at the end of August. Click the Contest tab on our blog for details on how to enter (and make sure you register your library here!).

Now Reading: Ethan Frome

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We just finished discussing The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for July/August, Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome!

In this novel, a young man struggles to rise above the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of a small New England community through his forbidden love for his cousin Mattie Silver.

Check out Ethan Frome in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In August, we’ll post questions on Facebook about the book for you to discuss.