Pick up a new read this weekend


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) The holiday weekend is the perfect chance to pick up a good book. All summer long, we’re going to be sharing “GR Reads 2014.” It’s a summer reading club for adults through the Grand Rapids Public Library.

One of them that really caught Rachael’s eye. It’s called “French Milk” by Lucy Knisley and it has so much of what she loves in it, travel, art, writing, photography and the backdrop is one of her favorite places in the world, Paris.

It really reads more like a comic book as it covers a 6-week trip the author takes with her mother to the City of Lights. The two celebrate milestone birthdays and set out to explore all that the city has to offer. They watch fireworks over the Eiffel Tower, visit Oscar Wilde’s grave, and spend a fair amount of time hanging out in cafes and preparing delicious meals. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect book to pick up for the weekend ahead?

There are also events tied to the books. In July, you can take a cooking class at El Granjero, an event tied to “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea. Join them for a bilingual demonstration on how to make El Granjero’s delicious Fresh Cactus Salad with cilantro, onions, and tomatoes. After the demonstration, stay and order dinner! Space is limited and registration is required. Register at www.grpl.org/register. The dates are July 8 and 9.

There are dozens of opportunities to take in these experiences while reading these books. We’ll be telling you about them all summer long, but the best place to go to get started is the Grand Rapids Public Library’s website. GR Reads continues through August 31.

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s