Fiction

Round 1 Starts Today!

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Round 1 of our March Madness: YA Book Bracket kicks off today in the Kingwood Library's Teen Area.  Vote for your favorites and see who moves up the bracket to the championship matchup.  There will be 4 rounds including the Championship matchup.  Each round for voting will last a week, starting today, March 10.  Vote online by clicking here or in the Teen Area.  Questions?  Ask Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 
 

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Name that Genre

Northwest Branch has a book club which reads most of the fiction genre. The book club is named Reader’s Perspective. Books include romance, legal drama, historical fiction, mystery and when possible the new fiction releases. In our club you do not purchase the books, they are supplied through the library. We are readers of like mind, who like to read and talk. It is a very relaxed book club. We meet every fourth Monday of the month. Would you like to be a part of the book club? Come by the library and pick up your book. We will discuss Suspicion of Innocence by Barbara Parker on April 22nd at 2:00 PM. Come join in the fun.

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More Marvelous Middle Readers

I had a great response from my last blog Mixed Matched Middle Readers for mature readers.  So, I wanted to share a few more titles on this level that I think you will also enjoy.  Please make a comment below if you are interested in a  specific genre and would like additional suggestions.   

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Christmas Stories for Grown-ups

There’s no question that children are a big part of Christmastime festivities.  But that doesn’t mean the adults have to be left out.  Lots of authors write Christmas novels for us grown-ups.  Some of the most prolific writers of Christmas fiction are Debbie Macomber, Anne Perry, and Mary Higgins Clark.  Check out the Christmas books by them and others on our “Jingle Bell Reading” display.
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Squirrels of New York

Squirrels of New York
October is Squirrel Awareness Month and there is a varied and robust Literature of Squirrels Stories as I noted last week. As I was reading through the many delightful examples available at the library, I discovered a number of stories with a common setting. They were squirrel stories set in New York City, in the borough of Manhattan, and specifically in the parks of that borough, with the most frequent setting Central Park.
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Classic Creepy Codices and Spine-Tingling Stories: a Continuation & Sequel*

Creepy two
*You Were Warned Before And Now You Are Back For More?

Classic Creepy Codices and Spine-Tingling Stories: a Continuation & Sequel / compiled by Dr. Henry Armitage, Chief Librarian, Miskatonic University, as a Warning to Stay Away from Knowledge of Forbidden Things That You Would Sleep Better If Didn’t Know About!

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Would you like #7?

Are you a big fan of Sookie Stackhouse but can't remember the name of the seventh book in The Southern Vampire Series? How about No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency?

Starting at the Freeman branch, we offer patrons bookmarks on various series. These bookmarks list the title of popular series in numerical order. Please visit the Reference area near the Second Floor Information Desk at Freeman to pick up your very own series bookmarks.

So far, we offer bookmarks for the following series:

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Swedish Crime Wave

Swedish crime and mystery fiction books are now in high demand - thanks to the success of Steig Larsson's Millennium trilogy....

THE LIBRARY CHALLENGE

THE LIBRARY CHALLENGE One of my personal treats in the summer is participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program. I‘m not competing with anyone but myself, and I don’t set my goal too high to reach. While I do not read as much my friends and co-workers, I do enjoy reading. I have my favorite authors and do not step too far from regular fiction, romance and mystery. So in the summer, I challenge myself to read something outside of my norm. One year I read a western. I enjoyed it. Last year I tried a fiction that took place in another continent. I enjoyed that one too. This year I am going to stretch myself with a fantasy. I don’t plan to switch all my reading to a different genre, just sprinkle a little in with my regular stuff. You know, like salt and pepper, just to add a little flavor in my summer.

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Creative Writing Club @ Your Library

Do you have a creative streak--and yearn to write? Poetry? Fiction? Join your fellow creative writing enthusiasts at the North Channel Library this coming Friday, June 25th, at 4 pm in the Meeting Room. Librarian Kelly H. (also a creative writer!) will lead the group into an exploration of creative poetry and fiction--for adults and teens! For more informaiton, please call: 281-457-1631

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