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GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014

GoodReads recently released the winners of its Choice Awards for 2014. GoodReads members vote on their favorites titles by genre and titles with the most votes win. If you’re a fan of crowdsourcing your reads, this is a perfect list to do just that. Listed below are a mix of this year’s winners. Check out the full list here.

Book Hunters in Brief #63: The Book Hunters Go Texan!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the greenest of greenhorns and the grizzliest of grizzled cowpokes to don their very best duds and scoot their boots over to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In the spirit of the season, Harris County Public Library's  Book Hunters have rustled up some rootin’ tootin’ reads to put you in the mood for barbecue and funnel cake.

Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett 

Rodeo Queen by Marci Peschke

The Fat Stock Stampede at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo by Dotti Enderle

Chasing the Rodeo: on Wild Rides and Big Dreams, Broken Hearts and Broken Bones, and One Man's Search for the West by W.K. Stratton

Bird Box

How would you protect yourself from an unknown force that would drive you mad to even look at? And what would you do if that force had spread across the planet, leaving no place out of doors safe?

West University Book Group-April 1

The Children ActPlease join us to discuss The Children Act, by Ian McEwan, Wednesday April 1, 2015, at 11 a.m.

Revival

I’m a little late to the party, but have you guys picked up Stephen King’s book Revival? (Don’t drop it, you’ll break your foot.) If you haven’t already read this literary behemoth, then you’re definitely missing out.

AWARD WINNING BOOKS

Earlier this month the American Library Association announced their selection of outstanding books for children and teens.  Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

More Treats for SNL Fans

Did you watch the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special earlier this week? If you laughed all the way through, you might also enjoy these books and DVDs:

Books:

History Lovers' Book Club

Voices from the Other World

 

Next stop:  Ancient Egypt.

 

Best Reads of 2014 Selected by Book Hunters

Are you looking for something good to read?  We're running a little late this year, but the HCPL Book Hunters have selected the best books they read in 2014.  For personalized book recommendations, fill out a Book Hunters profile today.

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Phillip Levine (1928 - 2015)

The poet Phillip Levine passed away on Sunday. The obituaries you may or may not read are going to focus on his reputation as a poet who wrote about the working class, or more accurately, about the actual work of those we lump under that term. And he was, no doubt, that. The title of one of his two National Book Award winning collections was after all What Work Is. And he should be lauded for that part of his work, but he was not only that. He was too smart, too multi-dimensional a human to be satisfied with that.

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