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Book Notes: July 22, 2012

By Staff reports

Summer Library Club extended

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Because of the storms and power outages earlier this summer, Kanawha County Public Library's Reading Is a Blast Summer Library Club has been extended one week.

Participants now have until 5 p.m. July 28 to record their game sheets online or turn them in at their local branch library to be eligible for prizes. Nitro Public Library's deadline is July 27.

T-shirts will be available for pickup starting Aug. 18.

Reading Is a Blast is sponsored by Mary Jo Brick, The Charleston Gazette, Friends of the Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Macy's, the Martha Gaines and Russell Wehrle Memorial Foundation and Walmart.

Poetry collection

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Belinda Sue has published "Bits and Pieces of Life," a collection of 50 of her poems.

The author "offers a glimpse into a life journey of experiences that have profoundly touched her soul," according to a news release from the publisher.

Sue grew up in Green Springs and now lives in Cumberland, Md.

The paperback book is available for $7.20 online at It also may be ordered for $10 from the publisher's website,

Novel about Silver Bridge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- PublishAmerica has released Rose Sefton's new book "Death on the Silver Bridge!"

Based on the true 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, the book tells fictional stories of some of the victims.

To order the book, visit The book costs $27.95.


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