Here comes summer! And for Bury Library’s Readers Group that means a break over August before meeting back as usual in September. This seems like a good time to update you all with reviews about a few of our latest reads. As usual there have been mixed responses and we hope you will be encouraged to try … More Bury Readers Group – A retrospective!
Brisingr by Christoper Paolini. Recommended by Addison, aged 9. Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors, Eragon & Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider & his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help … More Brisingr, or, The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular by Christopher Paolini
“This was a refreshing trip down the memory lane of my own childhood and adolescence; Samantha Ellis read many of the same books I did – Anne of Green gables, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and Jilly Cooper – and it was fascinating to hear someone else’s grown up take on the books they used to love.” Fiona … More How to be a Heroine– or what I’ve learned from reading too much by Samantha Ellis
The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling. recommended by Rehana (Bury Carers Reading group). When Barry Fairweather dies expectantly in his early 40’s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. The empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has ever seen. … More The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
Over the last few months it has been Bury Libraries great pleasure to welcome a local novelist, Michael Knaggs, to several of our venues. During these ‘Meet the Author’ events, Michael talks about his experiences as an author and his journey to becoming published. Michael’s style is very friendly and informal; we often find that our … More Meeting Michael Knaggs
The Reader development Team are thrilled that the fourth group read has been selected by one of our members. Charlotte would like us to read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. When I asked Charlotte why she had chosen this book she said: ‘I have read it a few times now, Waterstones had it as … More Group Read Number 4
THE BIG FRIENDLY READ Bury Libraries are once again supporting The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge. The really exciting news is that this year we are also having a fabulous prize draw! The scheme is aimed at Primary school children and its purpose is to encourage kids to continue reading over the long summer break; … More The Big Friendly Read
“This is a gripping read with a labyrinthine plot, and lots of cunningly short passages which make it harder to put down. It’s set in Manchester, and will keep you guessing right until the end, and perhaps even after you’ve put the book down for the last time.” Fiona. … More Kill Me Again by Rachel Abbott