This Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson is rather interesting in that it blends several genres, including hard-boiled detective, science fiction and even horror into a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining series. Jack is described to be the secretive, ingenious, and heroic champion of those whose problems no one can solve. He is a favorite author of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. The series of 13 novels to date does not need to be read in order to get the full feel of the character; they are all excellent stand alone novels.
Books Librarians Love: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
What a wonderful book. It is well worth the hype surrounding it. I am always a little reluctant to jump on a bandwagon because I have been burned before (i.e. Twilight), but I am glad I ignored my instincts and read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. His writing style is phenomenal, and considering it is translated from Swedish, that must mean it is just that good.
I I saw the leaves falling from the trees this weekend, and was reminded that autumn is here. Even though, it still feels like summer. It won’t be long, and we will have to break out the sweaters and start raking those pesky leaves. I am also reminded that it is the time of year to get our homes and gardens ready for winter. There are numerous books at your favorite library to help you with this chore.
Fall… What a perfect time to attend some Art festivals and reconnect with your creative self. This weekend is the 79th annual Country Club Plaza Art Festival. There will be 240 artists, three live music stages, and a kid’s art workshop. Wonderful culinary treats will also be available for purchase. Support the Arts in Kansas City by visiting the art festival this weekend.
Imagine this: a kitchen filled with the seasonal, mouth-watering scents of chili bubbling on the stove or a spicy applesauce cake baking in the oven. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is! Must be time to do some cooking! Check this out: the library has recipe books galore for your cooking pleasure!
Does loving a dog make us more human? This is one of the questions that Steven Winn, author of Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog, answers in his book. As a self-proclaimed dog lover, I was instantly drawn to the sweet picture of Como on the cover of this book, and fell in love with Como and his family as I read.
Tuesday night, I saw Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for the first time. I had never even heard of them, but my husband was really enthusiastic about attending. So, we left home early in search of good general admission seats. I will be the first to admit that my musical horizons could always use some expansion, and I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this group, whom I could gather few clues about from their name. Obviously, Sharon Jones would entertain us with her vocal styling, and there were several members of royalty to back her during the show.