New Title Tuesday: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

  I chose Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman as the New Title Tuesday recommendation because it's main character is quirky, funny, and broken.  And in full disclosure, I listened to the audiobook and was enchanted by the Scottish dialects. Eleanor's deadpan wit mixed with her tendency to say exactly what's on her mind, makes her a character … Continue reading New Title Tuesday: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson

This week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation, Another Brooklyn, comes from a familiar author, Jacqueline Woodson.  She is a highly lauded writer of books targeted for children, middle schoolers, and young adults.  But Another Brooklyn is a mature story of grief, dreaming, growing, and the dangers young people face on the way to adulthood. Publisher’s Summary: … Continue reading Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson

We've all heard the debate.  Movie or book?  Maybe it's the librarian in me (or maybe it's just the truth), but 99% of the time, I prefer the book.  I think it comes with the disappointment of knowing that what comes on the big screen won't match the details you've reconstructed in your head. However. … Continue reading