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The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives an a ticket to the Books and Brew Happy Hour, you will receive an email invitation with sign up.

Each completed review will be placed in a drawing for prizes awarded at our End of Summer Party on July 31 at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Every three books you read, regardless of review, you get a Reading Incentive!

All reviews will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a new Kindle Fire Tablet! You are also entered in the opportunity drawing for the Kindle when you attend library events!

I Love You's Are for White People
Lac Su
Another great book. This book is a memoir written by Vietnamese writer Lac Su. It gives us details of his childhood as well as very deep intimate stories of what he went through in his adolescence. It teaches us a lot about different types of families and the struggles that others endure. I appreciate him being brave enough write all of this out for everyone to read.
Van Gogh
Meyer Schapiro
Van Gogh's paintings are the first brightly colored paintings of the 19th century. Van Gogh's decade worth of art are world famous. Van Gogh came to art in Holland where he grew up. It was a period of religious and moral preoccupation. He was a peasant painter. He moved to Paris and his new art was Impressionism and Japanese. He called the Impressionists, The Japanese of France. Japanese Art enjoyed its highest prestige in 1888 France. Van Gogh wanted his paintings to say something comforting like music is comforting. Van Gogh was drawn to people and he made friends with Raulin, a postman in Arles who he painted several times. He painted Raulin's wife and children as well. In one two year span he did 22 Portraits. Van Gogh painted flowers such as Oleanders, Sunflowers, Irises, Etc. He painted the Public park in France and a still life of oranges and lemons. He painted even in the hospital and asylum and eventually he committed suicide. His paintings live on.