Thursday, July 28, 2011

August 2011 edition of Book Pages

The current issue of BookPage is now available at the Main Library and will be available at the Preakness Branch on Friday, July 29, 2011.
Happy reading!

Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel

On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect--until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway.... In the earthquake's aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge.... Sarah Sloane, the wife of a financial whiz, watches her perfect world fall to pieces.... Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free comes to a turning point in her life and career.... Photographer Everett Carson finds new purpose amid the carnage...and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches through the rubble--and knows that there is much to be done....

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"A Kiss Before Dying" by Ira Levin

Bud Corliss is determined to make his dream come true - to marry into a wealthy family and be rich and successful. He feels he deserves this and has it rightfully coming to him. If his plan was not discovered, do you think he would have gotten away with it? Did he receive a just punishment in the end?

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Haven & The Colorado Kid

Last season I fell in love with a quirky new series playing on Syfy. “The series, Haven, follows a shrewd and confident FBI agent Audrey Parker who has a lost past, and arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are affected by a range of supernatural afflictions.” (Syfy)

The series is based on The Colorado Kid a fun novella by Stephen King that will keep you wondering about all of the town's inhabitants well after the last page is read. This title is available in paperback, large type & audio book via the Pals Plus Consortium Online Catalog:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beyond Tuesday Morning: Sequel to the Bestselling One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

In this sequel to the best-selling One Tuesday Morning, to widow Jamie Bryan it is still September 12, 2001. What will move her from living in the past to living the life God has given her today?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Fade Away" by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben frequently writes about loss and redemption. How are these themes reflected in this book? (This title is the third of the Myron Bolitar series).

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Say “hello” to another wizard named Harry.

With the final chapter of the Harry Potter (film) series right around the corner, now is the perfect time to discover an adult wizard named Harry Dresden.

Harry is a private investigator living in Chicago where he deals with paranormal crimes and periodically consults for the Chicago PD.

The Harry Dresden series is written by Jim Butcher and the first book in the series is Storm Front. The audio version is read by James Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)

Copies of this title are available in paperback, graphic novel and audio CD via the Pals Plus Consortium Online Catalog:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rizzoli & Isles

Did you know that the TV show Rizzoli & Isles is based on a book series by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen?

If you love the hit show and want more than just a Monday night fix of Jane & Maura then check out the first book in this terrific (book) series – The Surgeon.

This title is available in hardcover, large-type and audio CD via the Pals Plus Consortium Online Catalog:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Done with Sookie? Check out Rachel...

If you’ve read all the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries and are looking for fun, friendship, action and adventure in a paranormal world then look no further that Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series. The paperback copy of the first book in the series “Dead Witch Walking” has been on my ‘to-be-read’ pile for several years now, but with little time to actually read books, and lots more time to listen to them I was elated when I discovered the books were available on audio. An inter-library loan form, a couple of weeks waiting and into the Hallows I stepped to spend time with vampires, witches, pixies and many other mythical creatures. In an alternate world where humans fear tomatoes, Inderlanders come in all shapes and sizes and Cincinnati, Ohio has been forever changed by “The Turn” Rachel (witch,) Ivy (vampire,) and Jenks (pixie) band together to take down corrupt businessmen, mega-maniacal vamps and shape-shifting demons. Enter the Hallows and see what's lying in wait for Rachel and the gang.

The series reading order is:

Dead Witch Walking

The Good, The Bad, and The Undead

Every Which Way But Dead

A Fistful of Charms

For A Few Demons

The Outlaw Demon Wails

White Witch, Black Curse

Black Magic Sanction
Pale Demon
A Perfect Blood (coming spring 2012)