Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1878) creates a epic tale of sex, duty, marriage and moral regeneration in this realistic novel of unhappy families set in imperial Russia. Critics describe it as flawless, the greatest novel ever written. Discuss at the library on Monday, April 8, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
Embrace your ereader and download free classic literature to read and discuss with others. Meet monthly for enriching conversation with other interested readers. Find the complete 2013 schedule of books to read here!
Myra is so busy taking care of everyone in her family, that she doesn’t even think about herself — until her boyfriend dumps her and suddenly, more than anything, she wants to beat him for a spot on a research trip to the Galapagos Islands…
Perry’s parents force him to take Gobi, an unattractive Lithuanian exchange student, to prom. But as Perry ditches the prom and heads with Gobi into New York City in Perry’s father’s Jaguar, he is in for a series of surprises — the most shocking of which is that Gobi is an assassin with a busy agenda planned for prom night in this action-packed story.
The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald is a hilarious adventure caper that takes place on that night of all memorable high school nights — prom night. The Anti-Prom is available as a printed book in the YA Fiction section of the library and it’s also available as an ebook for checkout and download from http://ebooks.tscpl.org.
When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before. ~Clifton Fadiman
Discuss why the classics endure and find a printable list of classic literature titles that are available freely as ebooks.
Listen to the HUSH podcast (33:53) about books and movies. This episode focuses on what Library CEO Gina Millsap is reading on her Kindle. Reading is becoming situational — with ebooks, audiobooks, print books all meeting people’s needs in different ways. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!