Notes From Your Alta Library

Friday, June 8, 2012

"June is bustin' out all over" and we can see the "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" approaching. For some of us this also means a vague restlessness; a feeling of wanting something different; something out of the ordinary. Many of the regular TV shows are on a summertime hiatus and the ones they put up instead are "not much good." Or else it's 24/7 politics. Right now we can thank the Brits for giving us a new focus; the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Say what you will, they know how to put on a good show!

And they are the inspiration for some interesting items in your library. I perused the shelves and found "The Royals" by Kitty Kelley, and many books about Princess Diana. English history goes back a long way, and some authors, such as Phillippa Gregory, have lots of books about the Royals -- including Henry VIII and all his wives, Mary, Queen of Scots, the 1st Elizabeth, and Queen Victoria.

These are historical fiction but are based on fact. A fun thing to read when deep thinking is not the object.

There are also two DVDs available in this genre, "The Young Victoria" and "The Queen" -- both intriguing films.

Speaking of films, the Library has enlarged their listings and now carry most of the first-rate films that are nominated for awards, as well as continuing the family and children offerings. Check these out.

The featured authors for June are Barbara Delinsky, general fiction author, and Diane Mott Davidson, who writes excellent suspense novels.

June is here, so greet these lazy, crazy days with a book or two, and maybe a couple of films. Just try it; you'll like it!

Ciao - Joyce