On The Same Page is a podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.
In this episode we hear from Nelson County Supervisor Ernie Reed and check our progress toward our reading resolutions.
For this episode of book chat we checked in our on Reading Resolutions from January, just a couple weeks over the six month point. Erica is over halfway to her (admittedly outlandish) goal of reading 200 books and has finished the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan like she planned. Abby wanted to read five romance novels, westerns, and historical fiction (each), and dive more deeply into the work of Octavia Butler – her progress is below. She also wanted to read more books set outside the US, and finish 175 books.
Book chat titles mentioned were:
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
- The Lightning Thief
- The Sea of Monsters
- The Titan’s Curse
- The Battle of the Labyrinth
- The Last Olympian
- Historical Fiction
- Outside the US
- No Octavia Butler yet, but we did discuss the Kindred graphic novel.
If you need help with your reading resolutions ask us for suggestions through our What Do I Read Next? form.
It was great to talk to supervisor Ernie Reed, from Nelson County. When talking about reading when younger, he remembered reading:
- Hardy Boys stories by Franklin Dixon
- Tom Swift Jr books by Victor Appleton
- Nancy Drew stories by Carolyn Keene
- Arthur C Clarke books
- Ray Bradbury books
- Robert Heinlein books
- Theodore Sturgeon books
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Art of Loading Brush by Wendell Berry
- Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition by Jeff Biggers
- Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change by Mary Beth Pfeiffer
- How Music Works by David Byrne
- The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams
- Devotions by Mary Oliver
- Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast by Mark Wojtech
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