Wednesday at the Library

It’s Wednesday and time for my weekly visit to our church library! And, WOW, what a difference a week or two has made in here! With lots of “leftovers” from the recent book sale still boxed, the shelves seem to be exploding with even more wonderful books! The kids’ section alone draws me in with its colorful rugs and comfy bean bag chairs. Now, I am noticing for the first time a section called Junior Fiction; I am drawn to a collection of Rick Riordan books, the fantasy collections written by the “storyteller of the gods.” Riordan’s fantasy adventures in backgrounds rooted in ancient mythology with 21st-century narration. I might nose-dive into one of those, “just because!” And then I almost bump into a little bookcase of Biographies where two newer-looking selections catch my interest. I love reading well-written books about true events, and both of these discoveries intrigue me. The first, The Boys in the Boat, is the very true tale of nine Americans and the epic quest of Gold at the 1936 Olympics! The back cover says it’s the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from our American West showed the world the meaning of “true grit!” That’s enough for me! But wait, there’s even more.
The Day the World Came to Town recalls how several small towns in Newfoundland responded to the truly extraordinary challenge of caring for thirty-eight jetliners and passengers forced to land in Gander on September 11, 2001. I got to read this, too, so to the check-out counter, I go, three potentially good “reads” in hand. Thank you, SUMC Library, for your offerings and then-some!!!
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