Monday, March 16, 2009
Our April discussion will be on the sci-fi classic, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. It is an award winning novel about a young boy sent to military academy to train for a war against an alien race. Card explores many philosophical questions about war, violence, and children. Copies will be available at and following the March discussion. The April discussion will be on Monday the 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Eldridge branch.
Scott County Reads will be discussing the non-fiction book, Salt: Grain of Life by Pierre Lazlo on March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. We have one copy of the book left for anyone interested!
Salt tells the history of, well, salt and describes how this commodity has shaped human history. An interesting look at an unusual topic.
Scott County Reads book discussion group just finished a discussion of the book Eleanor Vs. Ike by Robin Gerber. The book is a work of fiction that explores the possibility of an election between Eleanor Roosevelt and Dwight D Eisenhower.
We discussed if the events in the book could actually have happened or not. We also talked about what did happen in the election between Eisenhower and Stephenson, compared to the fictional election between Eleanor and Ike. Gerber did a great job blending facts with the fiction and we all had to do our homework when I came to distinguishing the two.
All members of the group really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to fans of history and historical fiction.