Picks for tonight

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is–but she knows she needs to survive. After […]

Picks for Friday

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (160 pages) In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. […]

Picks for Friday

The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda (346 pages) At a birthday party on a sweltering day in the 1970s, 17 people consume poisoned sake and soft drinks that were delivered as a gift to the wealthy Aosawa family. Only the blind daughter of the household, Hisako Aosawa, doesn’t partake. Instead, she sits and listens as […]

Picks for Friday

Book club is this Friday, at 8:00pm on Zoom. Here are Garret’s picks: Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 477 pages From the award-winning, bestselling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun—the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race, belonging, […]

Picks for Friday

Book club is tomorrow at 8:00pm on Zoom. Here are Erik’s picks: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Historical Fiction – 552 pages It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she […]

Octavia tried to warn us.

I love this book. Parable of the Sower is powerful, timely, and important. I’m listening to a podcast about it too. Octavia’s Parables. https://pca.st/podcast/68fbfb40-92d4-0138-ee75-0acc26574db2 The Book of the Living, verse 26: Embrace diversity Embrace diversity. Unite—Or be divided, robbed, ruled, killed By those who see you as prey. Embrace diversity Or be destroyed. —- Trump […]