Books

Emergency Preparedness Month

Would you be ready for a hurricane or tornado if one swept through the area this month? How about a home emergency like a fire or broken water pipes? It's not a glamorous subject, but you'll be glad you thought about it if something happens in the future. If you aren't ready now, these books will help you prepare:

The Long Way Home

This is one of my favorite mystery series, partly because of the beautiful Canadian settings, but also because of the personality of Armand Gamache and the other characters.

Masters of Suspense Book Club

The Bartender's TaleJoin us at Baldwin Boettcher on Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

Remember Ben ClaytonTitle to be discussed: Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan.  Date of meeting:  Tuesday, October 14, 6:30pm.  Summary: "Exiled to Texas with his grown daughter, sculptor Francis “Gil” Gilheaney is commissioned to create a statue for a man who recently lost his son in WWI. But as work on the statue progresses, secrets slowly reveal themselves and Gil’s fragile family threads begin to fray."  This is a Gulf Coast Reads selection.

 

Book Hunters in Brief #38: Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Book Hunters FootballWe don't know about you, but this weekend we plan on gorging on some football--along with a heap of seven-layer dip, pork rinds, buffalo wings, and just about anything else we don't have to leave the couch to eat.

A Fitting End To The Series

magicians land  I finally got a chance to finish The Magicians series, and I’m glad that I did.

 

New Graphic Novel Finds

Chew vol 1

A comic for food lovers, or maybe not…

 

Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Graphic novel school essentials

School is back in session and it is time to get into study mode. This post is dedicated to classic titles in graphic novel form. Whether you are going back to school or a lover of classic literature, there is something for everyone! Please note these titles are NOT meant to replace reading classics for school reading requirements, but perhaps can be read in addition for improved comprehension and/or comparison.

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