Books

Changing Your Life...

What if you changed the way you live now? What would you do? Would the change be drastic - like taking advice from a popularity guide written in the 1950s,  not using a mirror for a year, or adding bugs to your diet? Maybe you would do something less extreme. Ever wonder what would happen if you took the SAT now? What score would you get as an adult?

Two Gulf Coast Reads Programs This Week

Remember Ben ClaytonPlease join us on Monday, October 20, 6:30 pm, at Baldwin Boettcher, for a discussion of the 2014 Gulf Coast Reads title,

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Quiet: the power of introverts... coverTitle to be discussed: Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking, by Susan Cain.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 pm.  Summary: "At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. Although they're often labeled "quiet," it's to introverts like Gandhi, Einstein and Rosa Parks that we owe many of the great contributions to society. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so."

Masters of Suspense Book Club

The Sense of an Ending

Join us at Baldwin Boettcher on Monday, November 3, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.  Copies are available at the library.

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Gulf Coast Reads Author Stephen Harrigan at Museum of Fine Arts - Houston

Gulf Coast Reads, Harris County Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston invite you to a special evening with author, Stephen Harrigan at the MFAH on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

After introducing and reading from his novel, Remember Ben Clayton, Mr. Harrigan will sit for a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Houston Chronicle columnist and features writer, Lisa Gray, to be followed by a Q and A with the audience.

Is Civil War Coming To Marvel's Movies?

civil warRumors circulating around the internet have said that Marvel is planning on introducing its Civil War story line to the Cinematic Universe.  If true, this would be fantastic news as Civil War is one of the best Marvel stories, and very relevant to our time.

 

Gulf Coast Reads - Remember Ben Clayton

 Join us on Thursday at 11:00 AM when our Mystery Book Club will discuss Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan.

Book Hunters Gear Up for TEEN READ WEEK 2014, Oct 12 - 18

BHiB 43 Teen Read WeekNext week, October 12 - 18, is Teen Read Week 2014 and HCPL's Book Hunters are on board. TRW is a national initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. By "regular readers," YALSA means people who read for pleasure and not only because they "have to." You see, eventually the homework assignments are going to stop coming, but the benefits of reading will keep growing over a lifetime.

Book Hunters' sole purpose is to match readers of any age with books that reflect their interests, their passions, and their tastes. It's fast, it's easy, it's online, and it's free to get a reading list all your own.

Reading Harry Bosch

I've been continuing with the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. I've made my way through Darkness More Than Night, City of Bones, Lost Light, The Narrows and finally The Closers. I've enjoyed each one. In The Closers, Harry comes out of retirement to join the Open-Unsolved unity. Basically, they take on cold cases. There's a new chief of police and he's cleaning up the department. He wants Harry on the team, but he won't stand for any nonsense. Of course, you know Harry's bound to get into some trouble! He's working with this old partner, Kiz Rider. They start working on the case of Rebecca Verloren, murdered at age 16 in the year 1988. New DNA evidence has provided a lead and they're off to solve the case. Along the way Harry finds some departmental corruption and as I said, he gets in trouble. 

 

2014 RITA© Award Winners

The FirebirdThe winners of the 2014 RITA© Awards for excellence in the romance genre were announced July 26th at the annual Romance Writers of America Convention in San Antonio, Texas.  Award recipients represent the best in published romance for the year 2013, as judged by published romance authors.

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