Happy birthday, Ray Bradbury! Today we would have celebrated birthday number 94. Unfortunately the world lost the master storyteller in 2012. Ray Bradbury authored over 50 full-length books, and over 600 short stories, not to mention plays, screenplays, and teleplays. Considered by some a science fiction writer, Bradbury thought of himself as a fantasy writer, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the great things about being a librarian (and about reading library blogs) is that you get to find out about all sorts of cool stuff that is coming out. As a result, I’ve built up quite a long list of things that I want to read over the next six months. (As usual, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Author Paul Doiron’ s series about Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch is one of my favorite series, and I eagerly anticipate each addition to the series. His latest title, The Bone Orchard, does not disappoint. Mike has left the game warden service and is working as a fishing guide. His friend and mentor in the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Keri Mills Young Adult Librarian The BBC series, “Sherlock,” premiered in 2010 and has since gained legions of followers. If you are one of the many, like myself, who have been “Sherlocked,” then you were unhappy with the news that season 4 will not even begin filming until the winter of 2015. Having to wait […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In July, the Romance Writers of America announced their selections for winners in several categories of romance fiction. Manhattan Public Library has several of the books, although they may be checked out! Some of the awards are: Best First Book: The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake ”Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the mid 1800′s the steam engine was a precarious thing. Shipmen never knew when it might blow causing harm or even death to those on the riverboats. When Darius Thornton, heir of King Star Shipping in New York, experienced the first hand explosion on the Louisiana, he became obsessed with building a safe boiler. He secluded himself from […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Eileen Goudge has written dozens of books since she began writing novels in 1986, but I only discovered her recently when one of her newer books crossed my desk. Her name seemed familiar, so I took One Last Dance home for the weekend. It begins with a compassionate family story following three sisters on their parents’ […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the coming weeks and months, several books that have been favorites at Manhattan Public Library have been made into films and will be coming to a theater near you! Some of the films coming soon are: –The Hundred Foot Journey, coming to theaters on August 8, stars Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal, tells how […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wow! It was quite the ride. Martin Grey, up and coming African American attorney, won a race discrimination case against wealthy successful Damon Darrell, a brilliant well-known attorney. When Damon invited Martin and his wife Anna to his home, Martin was excited, but leery. The guests that night included four other couples, all black and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Gripping, emotional murder saga . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill.”– People. “The hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.”– The Washington Post. “Even with unexpected twists and turns, the two narratives interlock like the teeth of a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.