Arlene's Newsletter is Back!!
Here it is mid-June and I've decided now is good as a time as any to recommit to writing my monthly newsletter. I know. it's been a number of years since I have done this. My apologies. As we all know, "life happens". When that pesky "life" shows up you have to pare down the commitments and responsibilities and focus on the priorities. To begin, let's recap what the newsletter includes. I will be sharing details about books (imagine that). events taking place in the store (such as new book releases and new products). What's new to the newsletter is. "Meet My Neighbor" highlighting a business neighbor I admire and do business with, "Where Are They Now" giving you an update on a former employee, and "Chew on This", musings from Ophelia. And now, off to the show!
Here's what I'm reading this month
'The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn. the June book club selection. I've recently started it and am excited. as I've read so many positive reviews. The book is historical fiction. set just after WWII: I'm only on page 15 and hooked! Join us in the store on the 18th at 7:00 to hear everyone's take on it. You are always welcome to drop in, whether you've read the book or not.
Next. "Ghost Boys" by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Tackling a rather difficult subject. Ghost Boys follows eleven-year-old Jerome, as he is shot by a police officer in Chicago. In the afterlife he meets Emmett Till, and the story expertly highlights racial injustices. while trying to right the wrongs of the world to readers beginning to explore and learn about these issues. Written for 10-14-year olds, it is a difficult subject matter that is quite well done. I'm reading other books this month. but those books aren't in publication yet, so I'll save those for another time.