Welcome to the Albany Library Blog. The Albany Library staff is excited to be sharing ideas and information.
And what do library staff like to talk about — good books. So, one of the features of this blog will be the sharing of what we are reading — and a place to tell us about what you are reading. Library staff as well as guest celebrities from the community will contribute.
I’ll start: A couple of weeks ago, I read Saturday by Ian McEwan. Saturday is the story of a day in the life of one man, a neurosurgeon living in London in the months after September 11. The day starts at 4 a.m. when he wakes up and sees a plane on fire outside his bedroom window, and continues through the early morning hours of the next day. McEwan writes from the point of view of a man with the detail and analysis that I usually associate with women writers. He covers family relationships, being the victim of a crime, what it feels like to operate, and even the thoughts as he competes in a game of squash.
Anyone out there a McEwan fan? What do you think?
- Ronnie Davis, Albany Library Manager