It was difficult to narrow down my picks for New Title Tuesday, so I opted for the tantalizing titles - The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict and Liars' Paradox by Taylor Stevens The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict is a work of biographical fiction about a beautiful woman who … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Intrigue and Thrillers and Spies, Oh My!
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This new blog features staff member reviews of their favorites books. This month, Lila Simmons shares a title that her two children and she enjoy. Thank you, Lila. My minis + I LOVE a good bedtime story and Pete Begler delivered in spades with The Fearless Travelers’ Guide … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
When I woke this morning, I did my usual time-wasting scroll online and came across the famous words, "These are the times that try men's souls," from Thomas Paine's first "American Crisis" essay published December 19, 1776. Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh is a wonderful way to tell young people about this … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday
Welcome to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! We are starting a new blog featuring staff member reviews of their favorites books. Our fearless Assistant Director Ryan Johnson volunteered to be the first. Thank you, Ryan.When asked to write a book recommendation, my mind instantly jumped to Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This is not even … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
This week as the nights are longer and darker I'm enjoying the gripping mysteries and suspenseful titles that have been released recently. Although there are more, these three have really caught my attention: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson, and the debut novel by Sarah St. Vincent, Ways to Hide in Winter. Lethal White is … Continue reading Three Thrilling Tales – New Title Tuesday
In the spirit of the season, rather than one New Title, I couldn't resist pulling out the stops and recommending several scary titles perfect for a dark, chilling autumn night. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice; Mark Geyer, illustrator According to Kirkus Review, this is "just the bucket of blood for … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Halloween Horrors
Reading about the lives of others teaches us empathy and expands our understanding of culture and ethnicity. So when I come across a beautifully written book such as Brother by David Chariandy, I want to share it with everyone. This week's New Title Tuesday choice is just as Lauren Bufferd described in her BookPage review: "poetic … Continue reading Brother by David Chariandy – New Title Tuesday