Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

During September the library book club members are reading biographies of their choice.  Why read biographies?  Biographies are a good way to:  discover fascinating people;  rediscover people we think we know well;  reassess infamous characters;  get the story behind legendary characters;  learn history through the life of an individual;  experience adventure from the safety of one's armchair; enjoy a good book.

So grab a biography and let us know all about it!

What made you want to read the book you chose?

Did you learn anything new about this person or did anything in the book change your opinion about him/her?

What is the subject's most admirable quality?  Is this someone you would want to know or have known?

What did you find to be the most interesting or surprising events in this book?

If this person impacted history, what may have been different without his or her presence?

What did you learn about the time period in which the book is set that you did not previously know?

Were you glad you read this book?  Would you recommend it to a friend?