Monday, January 23, 2012

The Big Read - Some Great Links & Resources

If you are like me, you look forward each year to The Big Read selection. There is something magical about the people in a community reading the same book. The sense of connection is really remarkable. Plus, there is all the great stuff that goes along with it. Movies, lectures, discussions, exibits... so many resources (almost all FREE!) to enhance the experience. This year's choice is the 1930's hard-boiled dectective novel, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

The Big Read , with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts is once again presented by through a partnership of the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, Three Rivers Regional Library System and the College of Coastal Georgia. The schedule of Big Read events at the GIAHA website is huge, and offers something for everyone!

Hattie's Third Tuesday book club read The Maltese Falcon for our January selection. Mary Farnsworth, who led a really good discussion shared information from a fabulous website. If you are reading The Maltese Falcon, you may be having some trouble with the slang. Well, fret no longer about the meaning of the "gooseberry lay" or a "Baumes rush". Twists, Slug and Roscoes is here to turn all that slang into plain English!

Are you joining in The Big Read? Let us know your plans!

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