Saturday, April 14, 2012

Book Sale and Book Review

Today was the first of 2 spring book sales. The boys found some stuff (and I bought only a few books to send to others).

Bonus: Kindle book review!

THE LAST PAGE
by Libby Hellman and David Walker

Barbara Adams was the director of Windbrook Library. Working late one night, she found evidence of something amiss, and called her friend Mavis to tell her to call immediately. Then Barbara heard a squeak at the basement door, went to investigate, and was thrown down the stairs. The next morning, JJ Jackson, the maintenance man, found her body.

The police considered this a suicide, but Julia Fairbanks, daughter of Barbara's friend Mavis, and a law student, decided to conduct her own investigation. JJ told Julia that he "couldn't say as most folks would miss her much." And when Julia asked the interim acting director if Barbara was well liked by the staff, he responded, "Barbara was a very competent, conscientious administrator." Julia pressed on, ultimately reaching a conclusion close to home.

This was a short book, probably no more than 90 or so pages in paper form. While I've read better, it was pretty good. This book was written as a fundraiser for a library in or around Chicago (I'm fuzzy on those details; they were in the introduction), and it's likely the authors weren't published before this book. It was a nice, short diversion, and appropriate to mention, given my trip to the library today.

Hope you are all enjoying good weather!

10 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I need a book sale, but they need to be English books, always the problem here!! Diane

SissySees said...

I need to decide whether I'm going to keep trying to get into The Reservoir or declare it a did not finish and move on...

altadenahiker said...

Standing on my head to read these titles...

Sue said...

I think we missed the book sale, I need to look at the website and check.

The weather dude is forecasting really bad stuff for our area, but we're right on the edge of it. We're hoping it stays to the west of us.

Sarah said...

Book sales are a great way to find cheap books. Then you can just give them away after reading.

gMarie said...

Nice book review. I love that you read very similar 'easy' stuff that I do. I'm currently 3 books into a mystery series with a shoe designer who just sort of bumbles along.

I'm hoping to get some sewing done today. Yesterday I mostly enjoyed the sunshine. g

Faith Shen said...

Wow, my Mom's friends love to read books and I'm sure she's interesting to shop a new books.


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Blond Duck said...

I would be so dangerous at a book sale.

Blond Duck said...

Love you Marjie!

Paula said...

I was thinking of you yesterday ... I snagged a great book at my library's book sale: The New York Times Cook Book (Craig Claiborne) from 1961. At a whopping $3, I nearly danced in public when I found it on the shelf! :)