Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer 2011 Read

The summer 2011 Morris book club reading is Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Peter Bremer, Briggs Library, has provided a few resources below to enhance the reading experience. Discussion questions will be posted here and also sent via email on August 15.

Augusten Burroughs Biography [Author's website]

Augusten Burroughs interview [NPR]

Augusten Burrough's Mother Speaks Out [NPR]

One Family, Three Memoirs, Many Competing Truths [NPR]

Burroughs Settles Lawsuit With 'Scissors' family [USA Today]

Thank you!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 2011 - A Memoir

Summer is here and the weather proves it! I hope the season is treating you well and you are looking forward to another opportunity to read along with the Morris book club.

The July selection is a memoir. Of the many options available, I thought this site seemed to have a good variety of memoirs, but, as always, feel free to suggest your own ideas. I pulled out a few random titles below to get us started.

Vote for or submit your book selection by July 15, 2011. I will tally the votes and send out the July book selection at that time. Discussion will follow online and via email. I look forward to a great summer read!

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Night by Elie Wiesel

Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom