Books

The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik

The Great UpheavalThis is a very long audiobook - 31.5 hours on 26 discs.  But this history of three countries in revolution and on the brink of creating a modern age is so captivating yo

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I’ve been spending time watching Masterpiece Mystery on PBS. First they were doing Agatha Christie mysteries and that was great of course. Then they started the Inspector Lewis mysteries, which are inspired by Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse series. Next they’re running Death comes to Pemberly. So you can watch and then get the book from us, or you can read the books, and then watch the series on demand or DVD. Either way, check these out as they’re all good. 

 

Looking for Something a Little on the Spooky Side?

 

It is that time of year when we look for the spooky, the abnormal, the things that will frighten us and go bump in the night.  I put together a list to help you get into the Halloween spirit.  What scary romance novels are your favorites?

 

 

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Creepy Graphic Novels for Halloween

I love Halloween because it marks the holiday season (hooray for cooler weather!) and it gives me an excuse to watch and read all things scary. This post is dedicated to graphic novels of the eerie variety. Check these out if you're in the mood for something creepy!

Rocket Girl: The Cool Story To Back Up The Name

rocket girlJet-packs, time travel and crime fighting, what else could you ask for?  In the first volume of Rocket Girl you get all three, and an introduction into a fun new series. 

No Waiting for Bill O'Reilly

Killing PattonWhen Bill O'Reilly comes out with a new "killing" book, the library request list skyrockets. His latest Killing Patton has over 200 requests today. But, the earlier "killing" books are available - no wait list! Try out Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, or Killing Jesus while you're waiting for Killing Patton.

Book Hunters in Brief #45: TV's Grimm and Fairy Tales for the Big Kids

For a long time, most of us thought of fairy tales as pure kidstuff, but it wasn't always thus. They started out as folk tales and they were decidedly un-Disney-like. Now, they've come full circle and you can find fairy tales for grown-ups all over TV, as well as, on the shelves of your favorite library. HCPL's Book Hunters thinks that's a good thing.

The Complaints

I just finished reading Ian Rankin, a brand new author for me. His book, The Complaints, is set in Scotland and the hero, Malcolm Fox, is an officer who investigates other police officers. In the US, such departments are called Internal Affairs, but in Scotland, they’re called Complaints. Just like in the US, they are not popular with their fellow officers. Malcolm is asked to start investigating an officer named Jamie Breck, who is supposed to be involved in child pornography. However, Jamie doesn’t seem the type.

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,

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