Bev's Book Beat-February 2024
"We may sit in our library and
yet be in all quarters of the earth."
February is National Book Lovers Month as well as Library Lovers' Month> Celebrate accordingly.
February can feel like the longest month even though it's the shortest. I am probably in the minority...I am hoping for a good snowstorm. We should have at least one before winter is over.
For those who know me, they know I am a big proponent of reading a series during the winter. Since most folks are at home more than during the warmer months, a good series can help get you through the winter. With that said, please check out the Winter Reading Challenge.
The Winter Reading Challenge, Cozy Up with a Series, begins February 1st at 10am and ends April 30th.
Come on down and sign up!
February is the month of love... Valentine's Day. A good month to pick up a romance, love or friendship book to get lost in. I usually like historical romance novels which is why I have read most of the Outlander Series by Diana Gabladon. For contemporary romance, I pick up Nicholas Sparks, Jennifer Weiner, Anita Shreve, Josie Silver.
However you spend Valentine's Day, enjoy it.
February includes Presidents Day. There are some good biographies, autobiographies and fiction about Presidents if you would like to find out more about your favorite President. Mine is Teddy Roosevelt. My favorite book about him is Mornings On Horseback by Daivd McCullough. That's one I've read a few times.
Literary Cafe February 9th at 10 am
Dinner and a CookBook February 20th at 4pm
(Must come in to sign up)
We are doing A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. There are still books available if you'd like to join us.
Writing with Pat begins February 7th, ends March 13th. It's $75.00 for the classes. All classes begin at 4:30. Class is limited to ten (10). There are still a few spots left to sign up if you are interested.
You must come in to sign up and pay. The library takes cash or a check only.
"A book is a dream
you hold in your hand."
Keep a LookOut For:
Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden
Always Remember by Mary Balogh
Death of a Spy by M. C. Beaton
Atlas Maneuver by Steve Berry
Deepest Kill by Lisa Black
Three-Inch Teeth by C. J. Box
Sharing Too Much by Richard Paul Evans
Chaos Agent by Mark Greaney
Year of the Locust by Terry Hayes
Thunder on the Plains by Erin Hunter
Lone Wolf by Gregg Hurwitz
Ghost Orchid by Jonathan Kellerman
Lantern's Dance by Laurie R. King
After Annie by Anna Quindlen
Last Night by Luanne Rice
One Wrong Word by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Burma Sahib by Paul Theroux
The Teacher by Freida McFadden
Bad Weather Friend by Dean Kootz
Hollywood Hustle by Jon Lindstrom
Summer Book Club by Susan Mallery
Guest by B. A. Paris
Crosshairs by James Patterson
Owning Up by George Pelecanos
Price You Pay by Nick Petrie
Enjoy February! I hope you were able to find a book or an author to spend time with this month.
Make sure to visit your library, especially this month.
and a Box of Chocolate= a perfect evening
Bev @Mattituck-Laurel Library
631-298-4134 X 104