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!
In the spirit of new beginnings, I'm recommending readers try something out of the ordinary with the start of the New Year, maybe a graphic novel, an audiobook, or non-fiction title. I chose the graphic novel, The Prague Coup (writer Jean-Luc Fromental and artist Miles Hyman) because I was reminded recently how images and artwork inform the … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Try Something Different
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
There is a brilliant show on PBS airing now called The Great American Read. Each week the show focuses on one category of engaging books, ultimately showcasing the 100 greatest. PBS description of the show: THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 … Continue reading Great American Read
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli is not my usual pick for New Title Tuesday, but this audiobook narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch not only makes for delightful listening, the author explains this complex subject so that even I can understand it. Publisher's Summary: The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an … Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday
Even though we've passed summer's unofficial half-point, Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said there's still time to take that road trip or other summer getaway. In his column for the latest edition of the O'Fallon Weekly, Ryan added there's still time to find a great book to read as well. "Many of us live busy lives, especially during … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Jul 11, 2018
Before I saw this title, Just the Funny Parts . . . And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club, I had no idea who Nell Scovell was. But, I've certainly watched most of the shows she's written for. Publisher’s Summary: You’ve almost certainly laughed at Scovell’s jokes—you just didn’t know it until now. Just … Continue reading Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday