It's not often that I get excited about getting books from the library. I enjoy going to the library, and I get books that pique my interest, but rarely am I as thrilled as I am today.
I belong to an e-mail book club. The moderatore sends a brief bit of a particular book on Monday through Friday, and if I like the book for that week, I can reserve it at my library. I've reserved a few and they were ok, but one week she featured The Preacher's Daughter by Beverly Lewis. I love everything I've ever read by Beverly Lewis, so I jumped on this one. It's one of her newest books, and it was still on order when I reserved it, with one person ahead of me in the line. Today I checked my account online, and the book was in transit, and by this afternoon it was available. I'm really looking forward to reading this one, and I love that Beth can read it too. Beverly Lewis is one of a handful of authors that I feel I can allow Beth to read with no reservations.
One day last week, I caught a segment of Good Morning America when the great-grandchildren of Georg and Maria Von Trapp, the couple who inspired The Sound of Music, were performing. Last year was the 40th anniversary of the movie's premier. The only family members still singing are these great-grandchildren, from what I can gather, and they are on tour this year. I was impressed when the interviewer asked the young people if they secretly listened to rap music when they were at home. The 11-year-old boy, the youngest of the group, replied that actually, until recently they had subscribed to satellite radio and their favorite 3 stations were classical! Their current CD is called The Von Trapp Children, Volume II. The morning I saw them, they sang The Hills Are Alive, and it was beautiful - such a contrast to the singers they usually feature on GMA, which we have to turn off.
All that to say I got interested in the von Trapp family - the real-life family - so I went on an internet search and found that Maria von Trapp had written several books, the earliest of which, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, is the inspiration for the movie. So I went to my library's online catalogue and searched for the books she wrote. They had two of them - the one mentioned above and Maria, My Own Story. So I reserved those two, and they also arrived at my library today. Now I have 3 books to read, all of which I'm very interested in, not just mildly interested. I may surface sometime next week! LOL