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Haunt or be Haunted with the Bookshare Book Club

Co-authored by Michelle Chan, Bookshare Collection Development Associate.

Welcome back to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose books for members to read before hosting discussions near the end of the month. The conversations will take place through Zoom webinars. While we have created this club with Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members.

In addition to our adult book club, we have launched the Bookshare Teen Book Club. The teen book club is geared towards ages 12-18, but everyone is welcome to join. Here’s what a book club member had to say about September’s meeting: “What a wonderful discussion. I look forward to next month’s book club meeting.”

Bookshare Book Club Pick for Teens

October’s book for teens is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Nobody Owens seems like every other kid in town until he enters the graveyard. There, he can pass through headstones and gates while the ghosts teach him their supernatural skills. Both adventure and danger await Nobody, but perhaps the greatest danger of all is beyond the confines of the graveyard.

The Zoom webinar discussion for The Graveyard Book will take place on Tuesday, October 27th at 4:00 pm PT. Register here.

Bookshare Book Club Pick for Adults

October’s book for adults will be Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. When Noemí Toboada receives an alarming letter from her newlywed cousin, she leaves the glamor of high society in Mexico City for High Place in the Mexican countryside. Soon, the secrets of High Place and the Doyle family will take her deeper than she ever expected. The question is, will she be able to make it out?

The Zoom webinar discussion for Mexican Gothic will take place on Thursday, October 29th at 5:00 pm PT. Register here.

In this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to stay connected, so be sure to join the conversation!

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2 Comments

  1. Anthony k.

    Seems unfair that ADHD doesn’t qualify. I only have ADHD but I read too slowly to keep up in school and my retention is poor, while audio learning works well for me.

    • Laura Deck, Bookshare Communications

      Tony: please note that Bookshare qualifications are entirely dictated by US copyright law, not educational policy. The qualifications are explained in detail on this page: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/bookshare-me/who-qualifies. Note this section: “These disabilities (including ADHD) by themselves do not qualify a person for access to Bookshare under current law. However, it is quite possible that a person with one or more of these disabilities would qualify for Bookshare because of an accompanying disability. For example, a person who is both deaf and blind, or who has ADHD and a reading disability that impacts their ability to effectively read printed works, could qualify.” If one of the qualifying professionals listed on this page can ascertain that you have a reading disability and sign the proof of disability form, then you qualify for Bookshare membership. Contact Customer Support for questions or assistance: support@bookshare.org

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