It’s always nice when you can beat the TV crowd to the punch of a new series, and one that I have been telling all my friends to read as soon as they can is The Magicians by Lev Grossman. The trilogy has recently been picked up by Syfy to be developed into a TV […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Single mom Jess Thomas is juggling two jobs to support her daughter Tanzie and her ex-husbands son Nicky. Both children are having issues with bullying both at school and in their neighborhood, and both children don’t quite fit in–Nicky is a goth computer geek and Tanzie is a young math whiz. Their faithful dog Norman […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pick up the latest hilarious book by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca, and I guarantee smiles and a brighter day. Have a Nice Guilt Trip is the fifth collection of essays written for the Philadelphia Inquirer by this mother/daughter duo. Their hilarious recollections of everyday life reflections are full of great personal tidbits. As […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We’ve been waiting for years and it’s finally here! Our hearts are all aflutter now that Jamie and Claire have come to life on the screen. If you need something to occupy your mind in between episodes, here are some Outlander read-alikes for you. Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati is a continuation of James […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a book that does not fit into any strict category–it has scenes of laugh-out-loud humor, but will bring you to tears in other instances; it’s main character is a cranky old curmudgeon, but you will come to love him and his gruff ways. Ove is the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sandra Brown’s latest romantic suspense, Mean Streak, tells the story of Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician passionate about her work and about marathon running. Emory is training for an upcoming event and decides to travel to the mountains of North Carolina to run–and to spend time alone away from her husband, whom she suspects of […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Marja Mills did what no other journalist was able to do, she became friends with Nelle Harper Lee and gained her approval to write an official biography. The author of clearly one of the most beloved books ever written, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been somewhat of a recluse since she wrote her first and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We always hear about people trying to start a workout regimen at New Year’s, but personally I think the fall is a much better time. You get a couple of months of beautiful weather to get your routine established before the brutal cold sets in. I’ve started running (again) recently and Run Like a Mother has […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
When Owen (Little B) meets Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog are destined to change forever The charming book cover of a small boy and a large dog caught my eye. Curiosity aroused, I checked out Haatchi & Little B. Owen, or “Little B” as he is called […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We at the library are excited to participate with K-State in exploring their common book, The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. I wrote back in March about why I loved the book, so I won’t go through all of that again. I know that once you read it your curiosity will be caught, so here […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.