The Library Corner at SLCC

Bette Hargrave

Dear Friends and Readers:

I’m an amateur birdwatcher who enjoys the songs, antics, and beautiful wonder of our feathered friends. The June/July issue of Birds & Blooms is all about hummingbirds and the blooms that attract them. Along with advice regarding feed for our smallest feathered friends, it has fantastic pictures of many varieties! I hope you can find this issue in our grocery stores’ magazine racks.

A voracious reader friend suggested I check out The New York Times Best Seller List (which I do regularly), so I’ll bring your attention to the number-one listed Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, published 2018. Your library has two copies, one of which is large print! Do take advantage of this wonderful read, and I may read it again!

John Grisham is the author of 34 novels; one work of non-fiction, a collection of stories, and seven novels for young readers. My favorite is still The Client, although I’ve enjoyed most of his works.

Grisham’s recent novel, Camino Winds, is also on The New York Times Best Seller List at number two as of June 10, 2020. The most frequently-read books of your library are in the category of Mystery Thrillers, and Camino Winds will be another favorite.

The hurricane and contract killer genre is not new, but John Grisham is one of the best.

Hurricane Leo veers off its predicted course and heads straight for our island paradise; the devastation and deaths of a dozen people including Nelson Kerr, author. Bruce Cable, a friend and bookstore owner, finds Kerr’s head injuries suspect and unlikely to be storm related. The local police are overwhelmed and ill-equipped to handle the case. Somewhere on Nelson’s computer is his recent manuscript of a new novel; could the key to his demise be there?

Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing, forecasts this “the type of wild, smart caper that Grisham’s readers love.”

Grisham’s book cover calls it “an irresistible romp and a perfectly thrilling beach read.”

I think you’ll find Camino Winds enjoyable, wherever you relax and read it!

Library news includes the retirement of our Gen Welch who has been a volunteer and board member for many years. Gen Welch was my instructor, and many more of us have had her guidance when we became volunteers, and we’ll all miss her kind, informative personality. If any of you would like to give Gen a thank you card, please drop it in our book drop, and we will see that she receives it.

The volunteers are working to keep your books safe and healthy, but we have not yet reset our schedules and will not until things are safer.

Thank you and happy reading.