You have probably noticed that our Book-of-the-Week, which has featured over 400 New Hampshire books since it began in 2007, has been absent from the blog this year. This was because while interesting books from New Hampshire authors continue to show up in my office (thank you for the donations!) new responsibilities have prevented me from having time to read through them and write posts about them.
Luckily, two fabulous librarians who work here at the NH State Library have volunteered to step in and write Book-of-the-Week so the Center for the Book can continue to share the many wonderful books written by granite state residents and about our state.
Rebecca Stockbridge is a Reference Librarian who moved here from Rhode Island and has a background in cultural anthropology. She is particularly interested in genealogy and local history and is a World War history buff. She is also interested in music and is married to a jazz guitarist.
Felicia Martin is an Acquisitions Librarian from Western Massachusetts who, as a toddler, lived on a 211-acre apple farm with one-hundred rabbits. She loves to create things and is interested in photography, gardening, and music. She is drawn to the stories of underdogs.
Felicia and Rebecca are both voracious readers and will be featuring a wide variety of books connected to New Hampshire in their Book-of-the-Week posts. I have added a signature to the end of all the posts on this blog so you will be able to tell who is writing each post. Book-of-the-Week will resume on Monday.