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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill By Abbi Waxman 2019, 332 pages   As I was straightening the Lucky Duck books last Monday evening, I happened upon The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.  It was initially the contrasting teal and goldenrod coloring that drew my eye and then the title piqued my interest.  Once I [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’ll Be Charmed by Evvie Drake

If you're looking for a super charming, cozy but not TOO cozy story set in a picturesque small town, pick up Evvie Drake. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (2019; 304 pages). Evvie was leaving her husband. She had packed bags, she had a plan of where she would go, she was loading up [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal (1982) Jim Henson’s cult classic fantasy movie is set in an ambiguous “another world, another time.”  The Dark Crystal followed Jen and Kira, last survivors of the Gelfling race, and their mission to restore a missing shard from the Dark Crystal before an apocalyptic planetary conjunction.  But their quest will take them [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Find Your Favorite Genre in Our Catalog

Are you a genre reader? Do you gravitate toward mysteries or is fantasy your special favorite? Our PAC (public access catalog) can help you find books in your favorite fiction genres! Your first step is to do a search in the catalog for "fiction". If you're starting from our main webpage, you're going to want [...]

By | August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Miracle Creek – a dizzying mystery and courtroom drama

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, 2019 (369 pages) eBook copy from Overdrive/Libby Playaway copy Also in our Lucky Duck collection! Everyone in town has the same question: What really happened that night?  Several lives were forever altered by a fiery explosion in an old barn, home to a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chamber that looked [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

While You Wait For … The Turn of the Key

Ruth Ware, best-selling author of The Woman in Cabin 10, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and others, has a new book coming out in August. The Turn of the Key is on order and will soon be available. It's about a woman who takes a position in a lovely modern home in the Scottish Highlands. [...]

By | August 1st, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

These Books are Delicious

I love a good culinary memoir or nonfiction book. Although I am not a great cook myself, I love reading about people who are and who have chosen to make their careers in the competitive and fast-paced culinary world. Here are some of my favorites: Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business by Matt [...]

By | July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Look Up!

All of us are guilty of occasionally putting our child in front of a screen so we can go to the bathroom or put the groceries away, but the regular use of devices to distract, soothe, or busy a child may come with unforeseen consequences. The use of technology with very young children (0-5) is [...]

By | July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hot Summer Mysteries

With news that the hit television program Veronica Mars was back for a much-delayed fourth season after more than a decade off the air, I've found myself hankering for a fun mystery read to round out my summer repertoire. (If you want to watch the show, the three original seasons plus the new one are [...]

By | July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books That Question Gender Norms

Hello from Youth Services! As many of you know, it is our busiest time of year for many reasons - Summer Reading Club, Cultural Passes, and LOTS of reading requests! One subject I have been asked about for kiddos are books that question gender norms. I’ve started keeping a list of these books and I’d [...]

By | July 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments