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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!


Reviews
Title
Grand Canyon National Park
Author
Robert Hutchinson
Review
The Joshua Tree which can grow up to 40 feet high is the tallest of the yuccas. The Colorado River which used to be two rivers is now one which winds its way through the Grand Canyon which is truly Grand. There are four segments the Grand Canyon is divided into. There is desert heat, snow, waterfalls, and lots of plants and animal and beautiful viecos of the canyon from spots like the Abyss which is in the South Rim and the Isis Temple and Tower of Set in the North Rim. Been to this place about 5 times but after reading this book it makes me want to go back.
Title
When Breathe Becomes Air
Author
Paul Kalanithi
Review
Kalanithi says that part of the cruelty of cancer is it not only limits your time but also limits your energy reducing what you can do in a day. Kalanithi is a Neurosurgeon who is married to an Internist wife who both after years of schooling, residency and dealing with others death now have to deal with his deadly cancer. They decide to freeze his semen before chemo treatments because they really want a child. It is important to Kalanithi to be a father. He was a father for only 8 months before he died in a hospital bed close to where his baby was born. He wrote this book and wanted it published to show how he confronted death by examining it and wrestling with it and accepting it as a physician and patient. He came back to his belief in Christ before he died of lung cancer. His wife Lynn wrote the Epilogue in the back of his book. Paul Kalanithi wanted to be a successful doctor but in loving his family and having faith he found true meaning in his life.