Can’t get enough of the TV hit “Downton Abbey”? Readers looking for fiction in a similar vein should try Fay Weldon’s Habits of the House. The novel begins in 1899 when the Earl of Dilberne’s privileged existence is threatened by the debts he can no longer ignore. The only way out is for his son or daughter to marry into wealth, but neither his suffragette daughter nor his mistress-keeping son seems up to the task of finding a spouse. An American family with new money and an eligible daughter could be the family’s only way out of collapse, but as the new couple gets to know each other, the secrets they are keeping could ruin everyone’s plans.
For Game of Thrones fans, George RR Martin has released a chapter of his forthcoming addition to A Song of Ice and Fire series: The Winds of Winter to be published by Bantam this year.
Read it on the author’s official website : http://georgerrmartin.com/if-sample.html
The Happiness Project
Do the January Blah’s got you blue? Are you looking for some positive influences in your life? Do you make resolutions, then promptly break them? ”People always think that happiness is a faraway thing…something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up.” Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Come join a positive group of fellow happiness-seekers at:
Sunday, January 27
Menomonie Public Library meeting room
Together, we will set goals and cheer each other on as we achieve them. We’ll figure out what makes us happy, and get rid of the things that don’t (or, make them a lot more fun!). Based on the books, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin.
Intrigued but have questions? Call Heidi at 715-309-2118.
“Ring in the new year: The century is officially a teenager! What will you do with your 2013? January is that magical time of goal-making. Will you learn a new language or commit to the gym twice a week? More importantly, how many books will you read? Make a reading resolution with the 2013 Reading Challenge, and Goodreads will help you hit your target.”
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world with more than 13,000,000 members who have added more than 430,000,000 books to their shelves. See the full infographic on goodreads.