The Pageturners Library Book Club will have several discussion leaders Wednesday, June 24, at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library as the group does its annual “Best Beach Read” activity.
The Pageturners meet at 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave. All adult readers are welcome and there is no charge to participate.
For June everyone is asked to bring a favorite to recommend. Sheila Wood will emcee.
“No deep literary analysis is required,” Wood said. “Depending on how large the group is, each person may have only 5 minutes to speak. We want this to be easy and fun and informative.”
She offered these general suggestions:
► Bring the book with you so you can pass it around.
► Briefly discuss the book's general category. If it is fiction, what is the sub-genre; mystery, western, science-fiction, women's fiction, romance, horror, spy thriller, humor?
► What is the book about? Briefly sum it up.
► Why did you enjoy this book and why do you recommend it to other readers?
► Is the theme meaningful? Is the character development especially effective? Does a page-turning plot draw you in? Is the story set in an intriguing place? Does the writer reach out and speak to you in especially fresh language?
► If the book is nonfiction, what is the general topic of discussion? What is it about this topic that makes the book of interest to the group? Many of the elements above apply to non-fiction also.
For July the book club is reading “Atonement” by Ian McEwan for a discussion on July 23. Copies are available to check out at the library’s Research and Information Desk.
Pageturners is supported by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.