Thursday, August 10, 2006

Book Club Alert!


This could mean many things. Lets examine it from a few perspectives…
Book: 1. A set of pages fastened on one side and enclosed between protective covers.
2. The Bible.
3. A volume for recording financial transactions.
4. A record of bets placed on a race.
5. To record charges against a person on a police blotter.
6. To arrange for in advance (as an airline ticket).

Club: 1. A heavy stick of wood used as a weapon.
2. A stick used to his a ball in certain games: ie. bat.
3. One of a suit of playing cards marked with a black figure shaped like a clover leaf.
4. A group of persons organized together for a common purpose.

Alert: 1. Vigilantly attentive: observant.
2. Mentally perceptive and responsive: quick.
3. Lively or brisk.
4. A warning signal of danger or attack.
5. To inform.
6. To warn.

Let the games begin! See how many ways you can arrange these simple words using synonyms indicated by the definitions listed above. Isn’t language fun? At least from my purrospective.

Meanwhile, let me tell you about the approaching Pine River Library Book Club meeting.
It is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th at 5:30pm. The topic will be “Three Junes” by Julia Glass.
“…This narrative of the McLeod family during three vital summers is rich with implications about the bonds and stresses of kin and friendship, the ache of loneliness and the cautious tendrils of renewal blossoming in unexpected ways. Glass depicts the mysterious twists of fate and cosmic (but unobtrusive) coincidences that bring people together, and the self-doubts and lack of communication that can keep them apart, in three fluidly connected sections in which characters interact over a decade…”

Happy reading.
-Browser, the library cat.

Printed in the Pine River Journal, August 10th, 2006