Books

The Wake

In the field of comics and graphic novels, Scott Snyder is a master. His graphic novel The Wake is a prime example of just how much he can really shine as a storyteller.

40 Ways You're Defeating Yourself at Work

Get Out of Your Own Way at WorkWhy didn't they give you the promotion last week?  Why does your team not listen to you?  Is it because of something you're doing - or not doing?  Check out Get Out of Your Own Way at Work by Mark Goulston.  

Book Hunters in Brief #76: Superheroes for Super Summer Reading!

The sun is out (for a change) and school is almost out. So, here at HCPL, our minds turn to Summer Reading 2015. We have programs for babies, kids, teens and adults, along with fun events at all our branches, cool incentives and drawings for some hot prizes for everyone who reaches the reading goals.

Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Atascocita's book club, Lunch 'n' Lit, will meet Thursday, June 11, at 1 PM to discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  Join us!

The Overlook

I’m continuing on with the Harry Bosch series. In The Overlook, Harry is called out to his first case since he joined the Homicide Special squad. Dr. Stanley Kent has been murdered and it looks like a terrorism case. Dr. Kent had access to medical radioactive substances, used to treat cancer patients. As the case unfolds, it looks like someone invaded his home, tied up his wife, and then sent threatening pictures to his phone. He was sent a message to retrieve the radioactive substances and bring them to the Mulholland Drive overlook, or else his wife was going to be killed. Now his body is lying there and Harry has to figure it out. Of course, the FBI is involved, and Harry’s former lover, Rachel Walling, is one of the FBI agents he has to work with. I enjoyed reading about Harry and his struggles. I wasn’t surprised upon finding out who the murderer was, but I enjoyed the story. 


Cover of The Overlook

 

Recently Added Favorite!

I’m so excited because we’ve just added books from one of my favorite authors, Penny Reid, to the library’s collection.  Penny wrote her first book,

Book Hunters in Brief #75: Remembering

Book Hunters offer these suggestions for your Memorial Day reading.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home by Robert M Poole

War by Sebastian Junger

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice by Howard Shultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

The Soldiers’ Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War by Samuel Hynes

A Gift of Valor: A War Story by Michael M. Phillips
 

We at Harris County Public Library would like to express our gratitude to the families of the men and women who have fallen in service to this country. We are forever in your debt.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Mark Twain"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement."

Title to be discussed: any novel by Mark Twain.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 9, 6:30pm.  The time has come to either dust off one of your childhood favorites or venture into the less-known writings of Mark Twain.  During their next meeting, the Page Turners will discuss several of his novels and compare their plot and style.  Come and see if the great American writer has really killed most of his adjectives.

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