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Jingle all the Way to the Library-December 'What are you reading?

15 years ago

Hello friends, I've not had the pleasure of starting the monthly "what are you reading" thread for a long time. Here we are in December, the end of the year.

Last night, I finished Sinclair Lewis's Main Street. It took me a while to get through, but I am ever so glad I stuck with it. To be recommended. A great book.

Many of us romanticize life in a small town. We choose to think that everyone is kind, all is tidy, and peace and good manners rule the day. This is the story of Carol. A young librarian in Minneapolis who dreams of making over a small town to suit her picture of the ideal. When she marries a small town country doctor, Dr. Will Kennicott, he takes her home to Gopher Prairie. She is full of her big city dreams to change the town for the better. But what she got was quite different than the small town she romanticized and envisioned. Written in 1920, it is as relevant today as it was then. A long read of over 400 densely packed pages, but well worth the effort. Too be recommended. And a really great choice for book club discussions as well.

What are you reading?


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