Book Bingo: Translated from Another Language

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Translated from Another LanguageThis summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your quest to complete your bingo sheet, we have pulled together some book suggestions based on each category. Follow this series throughout the summer!

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Book Bingo: Short Stories II: Essays

Book Bingo Short Stories    – Posted by Andrea

This summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your quest to complete your bingo sheet, we have pulled together some book suggestions based on each category. Follow this series throughout the summer!

Welcome to the nonfiction edition of the Summer Book Bingo category Collection of short stories – essays! Essay collections share the same versatility as short story collections: you can sit down and read several in a row, or read a single essay and go do something else without worrying about remembering the thread of facts. The topics, of course, range from personal essays, to humor, to factual domains like science or history. Here are just a few to get you started: Continue reading “Book Bingo: Short Stories II: Essays”

Book Bingo: Short Stories

    – Posted by Andrea

Book Bingo Short StoriesThis summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your quest to complete your bingo sheet, we have pulled together some book suggestions based on each category. Follow this series throughout the summer!

How’s your Summer Book Bingo reading coming along? Is your attention span, like the summer, beginning to wane? Well, reader, then it’s time for a collection of short stories. I love short story collections because you can read one story, set the book down for a few days, and then come back to it without worrying if you’ve forgotten the names of the characters because… you’re starting a new story! Also, they often fit perfectly into a lunch break. Here is a range of genres and styles to get you started: Continue reading “Book Bingo: Short Stories”

Book Bingo: Memoirs

Book Bingo MemoirThis summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your quest to complete your bingo sheet, we have pulled together some book suggestions based on each category. Follow this series throughout the summer

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Frequently I dream of sitting in a chair on a beach and reading away.  It’s been working out to be a few stray afternoons in the back yard until a late summer vacation week. I love reading memoirs about people with strong character. Sometimes, it’s the book cover or the book’s length which catches my eye. Here’s a quick list of what’s been tops on my summer reading list and why. And, for more memoir suggestions, check out the Book Bingo: Memoir list.

bossypantsBossypants by Tina Fey. Plenty of library copies are available of this former bestseller. And people keep talking about loving it.

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War by Annia Ciezadlo. The pink flowers on the cover caught my eye. Literature, food and war did indeed bring people of all ages together in war-torn Beirut and Baghdad. Continue reading “Book Bingo: Memoirs”

Book Bingo: Checked Out from the Library

Book Bingo Checked Out Library     – posted by Sarah.

This summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your quest to complete your bingo sheet, we have pulled together some book suggestions based on each category. Follow this series throughout the summer!

Given how hectic life can get, it can be hard to slow down and take the time to meander through a leisurely-paced novel. A summer vacation can provide an opportunity to enjoy the deliciously lazy feeling of lingering over an author’s turn of a phrase while lounging by the pool or sipping espresso at a sidewalk cafe. For your next vacation, I recommend Haruki Murakami’s literary romance Norwegian Wood. The book, translated from the original Japanese, is a middle-aged man’s sweet and sad reminiscence of his college days, coming of age in 60’s Tokyo, and the two women that he fell in love with.

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