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Book Hunters in Brief #54: Unbroken

Remember that time you shushed those guys who were making all that noise during the movie when no one else was brave enough? Remember how heroic you felt? Well, Louis Zamperini, the real life hero of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken did that, too--only it wasn't just a couple of loudmouths at the multiplex, it was the whole of Nazi Germany, and a bunch of sadistic P.O.W. camp guards. Louis Zamperini pretty much told Mr. Death himself to sit down and shut up.

2014 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part Two

Earlier this week I posted staff picks suitable for Children and Teens. Today's post features staff favorites from our Adult Graphic Novel Collection.

2014 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part One

Welcome to our third annual Graphic Novel Staff Favorites! Listed below are titles HCPL staff have read this year and recommend. Titles include graphic novels, comic book volumes, and manga. This post lists favorites suitable for children and teens. Stay tuned for the next post listing favorites suitable for adults. Feel free to add in the comments any favorites you've had this year!

Juvenile Picks

It Is Time For A Change!

 As this year winds down and a new bright and shiny one approaches, it is time to start thinking about a change.  Why not make it a point to try something new in 2015?  Why not try a new type of romance?  Do you usually only read romantic suspense or maybe only humorous romances?  I have just the right tool to help you branch out.  NoveList Plus.  This is a wonderful database

Book Hunters in Brief #53: The Hobbit

So the much anticipated premier of the third installment of the Hobbit movie trilogy has come and gone and left you wandering in circles. Book Hunters have some reading suggestions that may just get you back on track. 

P.D.James

I used to read all of P.D. James’ novels, but for some reason got into reading other authors and hadn’t gotten back to her. So I was a bit dismayed upon hearing about her death recently at age 94. She wrote 18 titles, which were very popular.  One of them, The Children of Men, was made into a movie in 2006. So I’m resolved to re-read her mysteries as I remember how much I enjoyed them. And it will be my own little tribute to her.  Have any of you read her novels? Do you have a favorite?

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Serial: With Season One Over, What’s Next?

for serial listenersI, along with many other Serial podcast listeners, downloaded the final episode of Season One this morning with excitement…and a feeling of loss.  This story has captivated me and I’m still not sure I’m ready to let go, even after listening to the final episode (Okay, I listened to it twice.

An Exciting New Way To Read The Dresden Files

Storm Front 1I’ve been a loyal reader of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files for years, but I’ve only just discovered the graphic novels.

Book Hunters in Brief #52: Winter is Coming.

Winter is coming.

But this being the Texas Gulf Coast, winter is an intermittent proposition. This week HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters offer some books that will put a little nip in the air--even if it is only fictional.

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