Saturday, February 24, 2018

OCFPL Book Club- February Pick


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

     What makes a book magical? Is it the story or the characters? Is it the way the author can enchant us with their writing? This month we read A Discovery of Witches, the first installment of the All Souls Trilogy. It was a great read and the book captivated us. Some of us liked how Harkness developed her characters and showed their growth and changes throughout the books. We enjoyed the bond between Diana and Matthew as scholars and lovers, but also uniting as a witch and a vampire. We also appreciated the connection the author drew between alchemy and the sciences, and how close they have ties in the supernatural, especially with magic. It was an adventure to see how everyone was looking for the same thing but were on different paths. Some parts did stretch out a bit but it did not take away the overall excitement and enthusiasm for the book. 


We enjoyed this book and cannot wait to continue the series. Check it out here and enjoy an enchantment of sorts.  

March’s book choice is The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. We will meet on Mar. 13th in 
RM N111 at 6pm.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

OCFPL Book Club- January Pick


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


We started this year’s OCFPL Book Club with Paulo Coelho’s widely popular book The Alchemist. We enjoyed the story and the journey that took place. It was an adventure traveling with Santiago (The Boy) as he was going through both a spiritual and emotional journey. What started out as a quest to find treasure became the greatest quest of all. The gold and jewels may have been a reward but finding one’s self, destiny and fulfillment was the greatest treasure of them all. We enjoyed reading about the signs and importance they have in the book and share a few traditions, signs, and superstitions that we grew up knowing.

Overall, we enjoyed this book. Check it out here and embark on your own journey.


February’s book choice is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. We will meet on Feb. 20th in RM N111 at 6pm.