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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Books About Books

In the final pages of The Uncommon Reader, the Queen announces that she has decided to write a book. “It will, I trust be a tangential history of the times,” the Queen tells a surprised gathering of her advisors. “. . .I’d like to talk about books, too and people.”

She is certainly not unique in wanting to pen a book about books and reading. For inspiration, she could certainly browse such as The Jane Austen Book Club, People of the Book, The Reader, and Fahrenheit 451 or lesser known works such as:

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Lord of the Libraries by Mel Odum

The Everlasting by Tim Lebbon

Do you have a favorite book about books and reading?

A Reminder

All Fairfax Reads winds down with a series of events this week and next. Here is the schedule:

Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. at the George Mason Regional Library
All Fairfax Reads Movie. A screening of the 2006 movie featuring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II and the events immediately after the death of Princess Diana.

Sept. 17, 7:15 p.m. Oakton Library Book Discussion.
The Uncommon Reader

September 23, 7:30 p.m. Old Town Village Gallery, North Street at Rt. 123 in Fairfax. Theater of the First Amendment.
George Mason University’s professional theater in residence will highlight Alan Bennett’s half-century of plays with a reading of his works. Alan Bennett is the author of The Uncommon Reader, the library’s 2008 All Fairfax Reads selection. Visit Fall for the Book for information.

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