“Press any button to hear a story from an anonymous bibliophile about a story they loved.” This is the sentence you hear when you pick up the receiver of the old pay phone in the Los Gatos library.
Reviews are read from different book lovers. Unfortunately there was no volume button. Some recordings are hard to listen to from the recording quality and the speed of the reader. But the personal account is priceless. Some are short and sweet but most of them are true personal recollections.
Currently the book selections are from Sarah Boynton’s Pyjama Time! , a picture book, to classics like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, to the Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
If you like to record your own review you can do this by calling 774.325.0503. On the CMI website you can also listen to featured calls.
A fun way of learning about new books! The personal touch of the stories makes it feel like a friend is telling you about a book they loved, and the Los Gatos library is a great place to hang and discover new books.
What book would you review?