Books

Only The Truth Can Set Her Free

 Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher is not a hearts and flowers romance, it is a totally different kind.  Not my  usual preference, as I usually love the hearts and flowers and happy endings.   But, this title kept  popping up on different book review sites I read.  The description did not really capture my interest but  in the reviews people either really loved it or really hate

There's More to Life Than Housework

Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted SheetsWho came up with the idea that women should be Super-moms and Domestic Goddesses?  Take a different approach to life by reading Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets by Lisa Quinn.

Banned Books Week 2014 highlights Graphic Novels

Banned Books Week is September 21 through September 27 and this year it highlights challenged graphic novels. What is Banned Books Week? It is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Over the years, a variety of books have been challenged including graphic novels.

September 18, 2014 - Mystery Book Club

                                Join us at 11:00

                    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

                               by Maria Semple

When History Isn't History: Legacies of the Great War

Marching toward the Battle of the SommeRegrettably for humankind, the “War to End All Wars” did not live up to that hopelessly hopeful appellation. In fact, most historians will tell you that it and the treaty that ended it, were the chief causes of the Second World War which remains the only war in human history to surpass it in the cost of human life.

As you will have heard by now, over the next four or so years, the world will be commemorating the hundred year anniversaries of the events of what has come to be known—exactly because it could not measure up to that overly optimistic sobriquet—World War I.

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.

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