Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Pierce County READS 2019!
Usually Pierce County READS selects one book and focuses a variety of activities around that book and the topic, but this year the focus will be on the author.
Kristin Hannah lives in the Pacific Northwest which makes her a good candidate for a Pierce County READS event. (I've heard she lives in Seattle but I can't confirm that.) On February 16, 2019 at 1 PM all interested persons are invited to attend an author event with Ms. Hannah at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park CC, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood. It is free.
It just so happened that after months on the waiting list, I got the audio CDs for The Great Alone last week from the library. I am about a third of the way through listening to the audiobook. My daughter, who is in another book club, asked if she could borrow the CDs I've already listened to so she is also starting the book.
About Pierce County READS! A few facts I didn't know before now: 1) It is the biggest reading event in the State of Washington; 2) It started in 2008; 3) Selected books have been checked out over 50,000 times; and 4) more than 13,000 people have turned out at Pierce County READS events, over the years. My husband and I have attended the finale event seven times.
Guess I'd better get reading. Feb 16th is just around the corner. If you have read anything by Kristin Hannah, other than The Great Alone and The Nightingale, what do you recommend I read next by her?