After their mother’s death, fourteen-year-old Sam is trying to hold on to some sense of normality after she and her younger sister Ollie, move to rural Oregon to live in a teepee with their societal-dropout, bee-keeping father. Ollie has refused to speak since their mother’s death but is pursued everywhere by shimmering ghosts whose voices, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Slammed is hard, fun, silly, and endearing. I have already placed a hold on book two, Point of Retreat and definately plan to read book three, This Girl. I had never heard of Slam Poetry, it is a type of poetry straight from the heart and soul of a person. Will and Layken both share […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you are going over the river and through the foods to visit Grandma (or Mom/Dad/Distant Cousin), you probably are going to want an audio book or two to keep you sane as you navigate busy interstates to and from. Save yourself the hassle and put one of these excellent audio companions on hold–they are […]- Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I always enjoy romance novels by one of my favorite authors, Mary Balogh. She manages to blend a sweet romantic story with interesting characters and entertaining dialog. Her latest title, Only Enchanting, is no exception. This is the fourth title in the Survivors Club series–all novels about soldiers injured in the Napoleonic Wars and the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Elephants are amazing creatures, gentle as lambs yet murderous if mistreated. Elephant Company: the Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II was indeed an inspiring story. It was a story of wild elephants taught to work with the uzis. It was a story of life in […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s that time of year when romance writers publish their special Christmas stories to warm your heart. Several of the new titles have arrived at Manhattan Public Library. Warm up your holidays with one of these titles! Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber: “A heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home. Harry Mills […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Things aren’t always as they seem. This captivating mystery is about Jenna, a thirteen year old girl, who was determined to find her mother who had disappeared when she was only three. Jenna spent her first three years growing up in the New England Elephant Sanctuary, where her father, Thomas Metcalf, and her mother, Alice, researched and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The film The Princess Bride has been a long-time favorite of mine— always funny and captivating, even after many viewings. In his book As You Wish, author and actor Cary Elwes (Wesley/the Dread Pirate Robert in the film) fills us in on the story behind the making of this classic and beloved film. The book is filled with […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Any fans of Gothic fiction should check out Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Since it was Halloween time, I decided to pick up something creepy, and Marina definitely fits the bill. The story is narrated by 15 year old Oscar Drai, a boarding school student in 1979 Barcelona. On one of his daily explorations of Barcelona, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
What Follows After is set in the early sixties when divorce wasn’t as common as it is today. Scott and Gina Harrison are not living together, yet they haven’t told anyone of their predicament. On top of that they have told their sons, Colt and Timothy, not to tell anyone else. When Colt decides it’s […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.