Anna’s life is complicated. She lives with and is homeschooled by her father which isn’t so strange. What is strange is that there are four genetically altered boys living in her basement: Nick, Cas, Trev, and Sam. Anna’s father works for the organization that did the altering, the Branch, and it’s his job to monitor […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The nominees for the 2014 National Book Award have been announced for both adult fiction and nonfiction. Some of the fiction nominees include Some Luck by Jane Smiley, All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Redeployment by Phil Klay, Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle and The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol. Nonfiction nominees […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I saw Conversion by Katherine Howe come across my desk, I knew I had to read it . Any fans of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, or anyone interested in the Salem Witch Trials should check this one out. Colleen Crowley and her group of friends attend St. Joan’s Academy, an all girls elite private […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Macy demonstrates the significant impact bicycles had on life in the 1880s and 1890s, especially in regards to the freedoms and rights of women and girls. Bicycles and cycling offered women the ability to travel short and long distances independently, something that was severely restricted prior to the introduction of bikes in the USA. Bicycles […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.