There is nothing like a good book. One that you can hold, smell, feel the pages and wrap your hands around. With the popularity of reading on a Tablet, we have forgotten how good it feels about reading a book. We are not saying that Tablets are a bad thing, it’s just different. It’s like comparing a cup of freshly perked brewed coffee and one from a Keurig. Both give you a great cup of coffee, but the experience is different. Regardless of the way you like your coffee, a good book goes great with it on a cold winter’s day like today.
A good book is easy to find at Center Square Towers. It’s one of the fun amenities we offer here. We have a FREE lending library open 24/7 to our residents. It is located on the first floor of the B- Tower catty corner from the Fitness Center. It is stocked with many of the classics. You will also find romance novels, biographies, and more. It’s a fun space to relax in; especially on a snowy day. If you like to do your reading on a tablet, our Library has FREE wifi available, too.
We enjoyed these books and think you will too.
My Sister’s Keeper – Author, Jodi Picoult
Anna Fitzgerald’s older sister, Kate, suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer. Anna was born as a savior sister specifically, so she could save Kate’s life. At first it is successful, but the cancer continues to relapse throughout Kate’s life. Anna is usually willing to donate whatever Kate needs, but when she turns 13, she is told that she will have to donate one of her kidneys due to Kate’s kidney failure. Both Kate and Anna require major surgery, but it is not guaranteed to work, as the stress of the operation may kill Kate anyway, and the loss of a kidney could have a serious impact on Anna’s life. Anna petitions for medical emancipation with the help of lawyer Campbell Alexander, so she will be able to make her own decisions regarding her medical treatment and donation of her kidney.
Nineteen Minutes -Author, Jodi Picoult
The story begins on March 6, 2007 in the small town of Sterling, New Hampshire. At the local high school, Sterling High, the story follows a routine day of students in classes, at the gym, and in the cafeteria. Suddenly, a loud bang is heard from the parking lot, which turns out to be a bomb set off in Matt Royston’s car. As the students are distracted by the noise, gunshots are fired. When Patrick, the only detective on the Sterling police force, arrives at Sterling High, he searches the school to seek out the gunman, who is alleged to be a student. After passing several dead and wounded victims, Patrick traps and arrests the shooter, Peter Houghton, in the locker room, where he finds two students, Josie Cormier and Matt Royston, lying on the floor surrounded in blood. While Matt is dead, having been the only victim shot twice, Josie does not have any serious injuries, but only in shock: she cannot remember what happened. The shooting kills ten people (nine students and one teacher) and wounds many other people.
No Easy Target – Author, Iris Johansen
Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. And so those creatures became her only friends, her only joy during a desolate childhood. Now Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, close to the animals and under the radar. But her abilities have not gone unnoticed and there are those who would use them for their own purposes. Determined not to be a pawn in anyone’s game, every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots her life and outruns them. When John Lassiter breaks into Margaret’s apartment, she vanishes again, but Lassiter has good reason to be persistent. As a CIA operative, he owes his life to his men, one of whom is being held captive by an unrelenting enemy-an enemy who has set his sights on Margaret. Which means that Lassiter must control her to use her as bait. With danger in hot pursuit, Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to stop or be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has ever learned to not only survive, but to defeat a great evil. An to prove once and for all that she’s no easy target.