What we’re about
This group is for those individuals who constantly read book after book, page after page, yet after that last sentence is finished, they are left with nobody to share it all with. Share what exactly? All that knowledge, all those insights, and all the experiences one has between the covers of a book. None of it should be kept inside and lost to the larger community. Through gathering we, the Readers, can delve deeper into books with he hope of finding what they may have to offer us.
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- Fiction: Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q SutantoNeeds location
Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to.
Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing—a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. After calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of . . . swipes the flash drive. Why? Because Vera is sure she would do a better job than the police possibly could, because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands. Vera knows the killer will be back for the flash drive; all she has to do is watch the increasing number of customers at her shop and figure out which one among them is the killer.
What Vera does not expect is to form friendships with her customers and start to care for each and every one of them. As a protective mother hen, will she end up having to give one of her newfound chicks to the police?
- Stephen King - Mr. MercedesNeeds location
The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women waiting in line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. Then he gets a crazed letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes’s wheels…
Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands—unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s diabolical plans.
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
- Nonfiction: A Walk In The Woods by Bill BrysonNeeds location
Full Title: A Walk In The Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The Trail covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America – majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes - and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way – and a couple of bears. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness.