Want a gripping, fast paced, suspense read? Overton Window by Glenn Beck, might be the book for you. It deals with the current political, behind-the-scene actions of those in power who manipulate public opinion toward their own goals.
Inspirational or religious fiction seems to have been increasing in popularity for the last several years. Characters in these books often go through a difficult time in their lives, or deal with a change of some kind. They are brought through the hardship and learn life lessons by help and support through friends, family, and a higher power.
I grew up reading adventure stories about boys, and while I enjoyed them, I have been overjoyed at the recent rise in "Girl-venture" stories geared toward teenagers. I just can't get enough of them. If you are looking for a good book to get caught up in, here are a few of my favorites.
Although I am an avid reader and lover of books, the one genre that I cannot get into is the classics. However, to be a well-rounded reader, everyone should read at least a few of this genre. If any of you are like me, you find most classics B-O-R-I-N-G.
Kathleen's Vacation Bookbag: Something Old, Something New
As always, at the start of any trip, my bookbag rides jauntily in the front seat--a revered traveling companion, crisp and full of good intentions. But by the end of the journey, it is shoved down by my feet, bloated, unused, and unwanted like the sibling that you’re sick of.
2010 brings several literary anniversaries with it. Most notability and most noticeably is Harper Lee’s immortal classic To Kill a Mockingbird. But while this book turned a mere fifty, another book celebrated the big One-Zero-Zero. This year marks the One Hundredth Anniversary of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. (2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of its English adaptation.)
The new school year is quickly approaching and with it comes a fresh crop of brand new readers. Nothing is more exciting than learning to read and every student's success depends on their reading ability. Whether you are looking to help your new reader with extra practice at home or teach them to read yourself, we have a new resource at the library that might help.
Many times, customers come in to the MCPL Weston Branch and ask us what we are reading. As we all don’t work at the same time, I thought I would conduct a survey to see just what it is my fellow Mid-Continenters are reading. To make it more fun, I have added little personal tidbits about the staff.
Here’s a fun piece of trivia: besides being famous singers and performers, what do Julie Andrews and Anne Murray have in common? Answer: they both had their tonsils removed as adults, they both suffer from scoliosis, and they both married much older men.
How do I know this? Two words: memoir season.
Curiously enough, I read memoirs in the spring and summer. I don’t know why, but when the foliage begins to turn green and that first robin hops across the lawn, I find myself stocking up on memoirs and biographies.