The afternoon bookclub met Thursday, Sept 3rd, in the library. Their topic was "humorous stories". It was a general consensus that humorous books lost something great with the passing of Erma Bombeck. To find a humorous book today takes a bit more research.
Today, fictional stories with humor often include a variety of storylines and varying ranges of emotion. You may have to have a box of tissues beside you while reading a book that will later offer “laugh out loud” humor as well!
A variety of titles were discussed, including “Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral” by Kris Radish. Fellow author Jacquelyn Mitchard is quoted on the cover saying “Move over, Thelma, and make way, Louise! Annie Freeman’s raucous and heart-tugging journey to eternity will put Kris Radish on the map—in a red Cadillac!” Kris Radish is a fun author, new to our library shelves with the titles: “The Elegant gathering of white snows”, “Dancing naked at the edge of dawn”, The Sunday list of dreams” and “Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA”.
Our evening bookclub meets the last Monday evening of September, the 28th, at 7 pm, when we will be discussing Jason Peter’s memoir, “Hero of the Under-ground”. Jason Peter was an All-American and a member of three National Championship football teams at the University of Nebraska, co-captaining the championship team his senior year. He was an NFL first-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers. He is now married and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. “Hero of the Under-ground” details his short, frenzied life as a drug user, honestly detailing the depths of his despair from seeking the next high.
From humorous fiction to grim reality, you can find it all in books and our bookclub groups offer an excellent location to share in a broad range of discussion! Pick up a copy and join us Monday, September 28th at 7pm!