In the spirit of this year’s summer reading theme, “Color Your World,” we’re asking patrons to tell us about the things that will forever color your recent memories. Each month, June through August, we’ll be sharing prompts at Facebook.com/AlohaLibrary to spark conversation about the books you recently read, movies and TV shows you watched, technology that has increasingly become a part of your life, and the communities with which you’ve shared any of the above.
Be on the lookout for those prompts. You can comment on the Facebook post, send us a direct message through Facebook or email email@example.com.
At the end of August, responses will become a collection of recommendations to be shared with our community. All respondents will also be entered into an end-of-summer giveaway of fun prizes including WCCLS pint glasses, Aloha Community Library tote bags and Baja Fresh gift baskets courtesy of our generous donors.
WHAT STAFF ARE READING
Big, epic fantasy
Meet Jared Short, one of the adult services librarians at Aloha Community Library, one of the 16 Washington County public libraries that are members of WCCLS.
I love big, epic fantasy with expansive world-building. I have wanted to read the series that kicks off with Gardens of the Moon since I discovered that the world it takes place in was based on a role-playing game world created by Steven Erikson and fellow author Ian C. Esslemont. As a serious tabletop RPG player, it fascinates me to see just how far authors can push the collaborative narrative experience of roleplay gaming through their art.
What do you think of it so far?
This is actually a reread for me. I started the series on audiobook and made it to book #8, Toll the Hounds, before deciding that I loved the series so much that I wanted to start the series over with a physical format. I’m really enjoying picking up on a lot of the things I missed in my first run-through and finding the complexity of the world much more suited to a traditional text reading.
Where is your favorite place to read?
My favorite place to read is in my home office.
How many books do you plan to read this summer?
I hope to at least catch up to my audiobook listen of the Malazan series because I can’t wait to find out how things come to a close in the final three books!
Add color to your RPGs
Role-playing games (RPG) give you the chance to imagine and immerse
yourself in another world. While every
RPG comes with its own set of rules, there are no
rules when it comes to creating a setting for your own RPG game.
Follow WCCLS on social media for a chance to win free goodies. Weekly prizes include a WCCLS tote bag and other swag. Every week you enter is another chance to win a Powell's gift card or Kindle at the end of summer. Watch for the giveaway post each week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Enter by commenting with your answer and #WCCLSSocialSummer. Read more about rules and eligibility.
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