This Week: Book Recommendations from Linda

February 3, 2020

People have been asking about tax forms. We got our first shipment last Thursday. We now have 1040 federal forms and 1040/1040SR instruction booklets (SR stands for seniors). These are free, first come, first served. We may receive more federal forms, but we do not get any forms from the state of Georgia. We can copy some from a notebook we have, but we have to charge for these copies.

Our Book Club book for February is Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Our manager has reserved several copies from our PINES system for our Book Club members to check out. We will meet on Tuesday, February 18, to discuss this first-person account of a 1996 Mount Everest expedition.

 

I have a couple of reading recommendations this week. I discovered the author David Baldacci a couple of years ago after he had been a best-selling author for several years. He has a fairly new series that I’m really enjoying–the Atlee Pine series.

 

Atlee Pine is a young woman who is the sole FBI agent in an office near the Grand Canyon. She was also a twin whose twin sister Mercy was kidnapped when they were 6 years old. The first book, Long Road to Mercy, takes place in and around the Grand Canyon. The second book in the series, A Minute to Midnight, is set in Andersonville, Ga., the site of the infamous Civil War prison. This is also where Atlee’s family lived when her sister was kidnapped. As Atlee and her assistant try to learn more about what happened to her sister, they become involved in trying to solve a series of murders taking place in modern-day Andersonville.

 

One reason I enjoyed these books is because I have been to both places, the Grand Canyon and Andersonville. Andersonville is still a chilling place to visit, even after all these years.

 

Our manager wanted me to mention that the library has three sewing machines that can be used at the library. So if you don’t do enough sewing to invest in your own machine, but need to use one occasionally, come by the library and we will set you up.

 

The library would like to hear how the library has empowered you. Have our resources helped you search for jobs or do homework? How have you benefited from

 your access to the library?  Tell us your story. You may do this on a designated computer or on paper, whichever suits you. The library appreciates your sharing your

story with us to see how we can better serve our patrons.

 

Linda Wilson is everybody's favorite retired English teacher and a faithful library volunteer. Email her at lanew@tvn.net.

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