Books Our Jim
posted by October 21 at 16:00 PMon
Seattle Public Library has unveiled its 2009 choice for the Seattle Reads… program, the thing that used to be called “If All Seattle Read the Same Book.” This year’s choice is My Jim, by Mount Baker author Nancy Rawles.
I’m not sure how many of you out there play along at home with the Seattle Reads program, but some people love it. The author reads at just about every Seattle Library branch there is. This year’s readings will take place between May 20 and May 23, 2009.
My Jim is the story of the wife of Jim from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I haven’t read it, but I do wish that SPL had picked Huckleberry Finn before they picked My Jim. In my bookstore days, I would get a lot of customers coming up to me and asking if they had to read that boring old huge book before they read My Jim.
Anyway, every branch of SPL will have many copies of My Jim available for readers to take out. If you’ve read Twain, it’s probably worth your time.