While many fans of the horror genre gravitate towards vampires, werewolves, and witches, I’ve never really been able to sink my teeth into books with those sort of supernatural baddies. My creature of choice has always been, and always will be, zombies. So what is so great about zombies? Besides the valuable social commentary that […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever since the movie came out Gone Girl is gone from our shelves. If you’re waiting for the book or are looking for something like it, here are are a few suggestions. Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas – A mother’s controlling nature turns dark when her oldest daughter runs off. Defending […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are surrounded by inventions that have made shaped our modern world, but how often are we conscious of this fact? In his fascinating book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, Steven Johnson presents a history of ideas and innovation. Johnson takes a long zoom approach, a broad view […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mia, a prosecutor in Seattle’s Violent Crimes Unit, is attacked in the courtroom by a twenty-two year old killer who blames her for his conviction. The killer knocks her to the floor with a razor at her throat. Shaken and bruised, this is the start of a mind-bending day. Mia, mother to a teen and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In her newest addition to her Blue Heron series, In Your Dreams, Kristan Higgins has created a sweet, funny and entertaining romance. Emmaline Neal, a police officer in Manningsport, has been invited to her ex-finacee’s wedding. In order to avoid looking pathetic, she needs to bring along a date. Jack Holland, who runs the Blue […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This Sunflower eLibrary downloadable audiobook has been a delight to listen to. Akira Macauley runs a sheep ranch and has prayed for help. But when God sends her a half starved convict she questions his answer and reminds God that she really could use someone that knows something about sheep. The Shepherd’s Voice is about forgiveness and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tired of reading fiction and nonfiction? Why not add a little drama to your life by reading a play. It just so happens that two heavy hitters of the American theater celebrate birthdays in October. Eugene O’Neill ( October 16, 1888-1953) received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. His work also won the Pulitzer Prize […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Your attention, please. The National Book Award Finalists have been announced just in time for your Fall reading list. Commence enjoyment. Fiction Finalists: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Redeployment by Phil Klay Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Lila by […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Legions of Jan Karon lovers have been waiting nine long years for her to continue Father Tim stories. Somewhere Safe with Someone Good: The New Mitford Novel is out and well worth the long wait. Although, each of her books is best read in sequence, each story can be appreciated for all of its charm […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today is Columbus Day, and October is Italian Heritage Month. What better why to celebrate than by delving into one of the many mystery novels from scenic Italy. Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Salvo Montalbano is an honest, decent, and loyal police officer in fictitious Vigata, Sicily. Montalbano has his own way of doing things. His bosses […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.