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Book Hunters in Brief #67: Girl Power: Tween Edition

It's a little strange, but perhaps not altogether surprising, that some of the people who have most shaped us as human beingss are not real people in the flesh-and-blood sense of that term. If parents and guardians, teachers and coaches, older sisters and brothers and all our other role models teach us practical lessons about how we should carry ourselves in world, our fictional heroes teach us how to dream.

This week, the Book Hunters offer some strong heroines for tweens.

14

I listen to a lot of audiobooks since I spend a lot of time in the car and 14 was a title I picked up recently. The author is Peter Clines, well known for his post-apocalyptic super hero series Ex-Heroes, and the narrator, Ray Porter, is top notch.

Now Is The Time to Read Daredevil Classics

Man without fear

With the new Daredevil premiering on Netflix soon, now is a great time to brush up on some of the classic Daredevil stories. IO9.com has a great write up about the history of the character, and HCPL has quite a few of the stories they discuss.

History Lovers’ Book Club

The Wolves of Andover

 

 

Love and betrayal in early America?

This Is Your Chance To Meet Author Peter S. Beagle

Last Unicorn MovieThe University of Houston – Downtown is hosting not just a book signing, but also a film viewing of Peter. S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn.  Admission is free, but there is limited seating.  Visit UHD Unicorn Run on Facebook for more information.

 

Don't miss the Freeman Teens Read Book Club tomorrow @ 4:30 PM

Teens - Tell us about everything new or old! Share your favorite books, songs, movies or television shows while enjoying snacks tomorrow @ 4:30 PM in the Teen Zone.

Snacks provided by the Friends of Freeman Library

West University Book Group-May 6

we are  not ourlselvesPlease join us to discuss We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas.  Wednesday May 6, 2015, at 11 a.m.

Cleanliness is Next to Happiness

Clear the Clutter, Find HappinessCleaning up the clutter and organizing any part of your life can brighten your day.  I believe it and so does Donna Smallin who recently came out with the book Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One-Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life.  It's a cute little book and full of helpful ideas.

Book Hunters in Brief #65: March Madness!

The clocks have sprung for spring. my lawn is overgrown with dandelions, and hares from Hong Kong to Halifax are hippity-hoppitying around with manic gleams in their beady little eyes, so that means College Basketball's contribution to the general looniness of the season cannot be far behind. 

The Book Hunters--never ones to sit idly by while others merrily run amok--have done their part. Here are a few suggestions to get you psyched for wall-to-wall hoop action for the next three weeks.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...

Jewels of the SunSince yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to create a list of romances either set in Ireland or featuring Irish characters.  No one can deny the beauty and magic of the country, or the attractiveness of the accent.  Still feeling Irish?  Find a historical or contemporary Irish romance to read!

 

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