Sunday, 2 October 2016

One Book One Community is over for another year

   One Book One Community has celebrated fifteen years of encouraging the Waterloo Region to read a specially selected book.  The announcement of the new title is made in April, giving the public lots of time to read the book before the author visits the community in September.
   Last week, Amanda Lindhout, the author of "A House in the Sky" spoke in four locations within Waterloo Region.  There was a tremendous response to her appearances.
  I have been very involved in O.B.O.C. for the fifteen years and always look forward to hearing about the next book that we will be reading. I greatly enjoyed leading a discussion of this book at our local library after we had heard the author speak. 
   I was surprised to hear that our program is the longest-running of its kind in Canada.  Sometimes the program is run by a city or sometimes by the whole province, as in "One Book One Island" in Prince Edward Island.

Read my blog about O.B.O.C. by clicking here.

Read about "A House in the Sky" by clicking here.
I was much more sympathetic to Amanda after hearing her speak.  She made a very poor decision to go to Somalia, but suffered greatly and her book was appreciated by many!

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