What kind of mystery person are you? Do you like mystery with a bit of romance? Every Move You Make by Carla Cassidy gives you both the mystery and romance. Cassidy states, "As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing better than a vicarious thrill, a safe scare, and that’s what romantic suspense books offer the reader."
As I was walking past the new book section at my library, a book titled 50 Ways To Feel Great Today by David B. Biebel caught my attention. This book energized my soul! Let me share the author’s thoughts with you, and see if it doesn’t pique your interest!
Are you interested in ancient history? How about a book that combines ancient history with a well-researched look at the uses and identification of herbs? This author has really done her homework on the time period of Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon.
The book, A Ticket to the Circus: a Memoir by Norris Church Mailer, is so interesting to me because the author was born the same year, in the same town, and went to the same college that I did. In the book, she even tells about working at the Atkins Pickle Company in Atkins, Arkansas, where I worked when I was just out of high school.
Beth is an awkward teenager and doesn't fit in, so she gets picked on at school. She is in a choir group, and is selected for a solo part. They go to Switzerland, and that is where she meets Derek. He is cute, sweet, and all the girls want him, but he only wants Beth. He likes her voice so much; he listens to her song while going to sleep. She sings him to sleep (sweet!). She can't believe her luck, Right? The thing is, he has a secret. There is something going on with him, and he won't tell her. He is evasive and to top it off, he won't introduce her to his parents.
We also have books on some famous artists like Claude Monet and Charles Russell. Most of these books contain many color plates that show the artists' famous works. Some also show the artists' processes through their sketches and preparation drawings. A few books also explain the historical and political statements inserted into paintings by the artists. We also have videos that explain and celebrate artist’s accomplishments. There are many resources at the library to help people enjoy art.
Just look at that title. Those words put together just don’t make sense. Age 10 and divorced. It’s reality for Nujood Ali, though. Growing up in Yemen didn’t bring Nujood many opportunities, but she took life for what it could be. Nujood was excited to attend school, learn to read and write, and play with her friends. She was simply enjoying her childhood. All that changed, though, when Nujood’s father forces her to marry a man three times her age. She is sent away from her family to live in an isolated Yemeni village where she suffers emotional and physical abuse daily.
The assassination of John F. Kennedy, thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. My parents often speak of the assassination around this time of year, and it’s very emotional for my entire family. When I ran across the book, Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation by Ellen F. Fitzpatrick, I knew this was a book I had to read.