Not only has Park always felt like a social outcast because of his half Korean heritage, he believes that he is a disappointment to his father. Then, one day, Eleanor gets on the school bus, and Park’s life shifts radically. Eleanor seems oblivious to the social norms Park is always trying to obey. At first, […]- 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.
Skinner clearly knows a lot about video games. His debut novel takes some cherished beliefs about violent games and turns them on their heads, all the while presenting a world sure to entice gamers. The main character, Phoenix, and his team are NPCs or non-player characters, which means anyone in the game that you can’t […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
One evening after a dental procedure, Isla Martin walks into a restaurant to find her longtime crush, Josh, sitting alone. Bolstered by the medication, the normally shy Isla plops down and strikes up a conversation with him. And although she’s slightly horrified by her actions the next morning, her decision to actually speak to him is rewarded and the two begin […]- 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.
From the author of Paper Covers Rock, And We Stay begins with Emily Beam as she starts spring semester at a boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, home of the famous Emily Dickinson. Emily Beam has transferred to the school to escape the repercussions of a school shooting, but in the process she also escapes her […]- 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.
I can’t tell you how often people ask me if a certain book is appropriate for the age of their child. It is something I often struggle with as a parent of two kids, also. Short of reading every book in the universe, it is really tricky to answer this question. Even if I have […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Crack open M.R. Carey’s The Girl with All the Gifts and what do you find? An intellectual bloodbath of a story that ultimately takes sweet, tender (albeit sporangium-filled) look at life post-zombie apocalypse. The Girl with All the Gifts tells the story at life after the Breakdown, the term used to describe the period in […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This second title in the “Sweet Venom” trilogy finds reunited triplets, Gretchen, Grace, and Greer, equally committed to their role as gatekeepers between the monster realm and earth. Although Gretchen has the most experience finding and fighting the monsters, all three have magic talents passed down from Medusa and her gorgon sisters. However as […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.