The official announcement has been made concerning the Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) book for 2010. Drum roll please.....
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The nominating committee is now hard at work planning the January launch conference and the May breakfast. You can read more about these events are The RI Center for Book's website.
As you may know, I served as a member of the nominating committee this year. And while The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was not my first choice to be the 2010 RARI book, I do think that it is a good choice. Many avid readers are already fans of this well loved book. It will be very exciting for them to hear that a book that they loved was chosen. Not to mention how eager they will be to attend the May Breakfast and have an opportunity to see Annie Barrows and hear her speak.
So save the date. The May Breakfast will be held May 8th and it's sure to be a wonderful event for all you bookworms. I will be sure to keep you all up to date as details are forthcoming. You can also find information at the Reading Across Rhode Island website. In the meantime, happy reading!