After a great response to the Albany Reads series of events, people are asking “What is the next Albany Reads book?”. The answer is that the committee that works on this won’t come together until next spring, and the book will be announced in the summer.
Meanwhile, avid readers be meeting once a month, at the Albany Library, for a great evening book group facilitated by Albany High School Librarian Rosalie Gonzales. The book that will be discussed on November 28 at 7 p.m. is Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Rosalie says this is “a classic autobiographical science fiction novel of World War II, telling the story of Billy Pilgrim, soldier and prisoner of war, who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden and becomes ‘unstuck in time’.” Many of us read this some time ago, so this is a great opportunity to reread with different eyes, and talk about. There are many copies available right now at the library, as well as the DVD and the book on tape.
The December book (12/19) is Saturday by Ian McEwan. A complete list of books is available at the library.
You are welcome to drop-in for any of the discussions, There are no tests, or grades based on participation – just people talking about books.