Our book club read for February, Red Notice is one of those important books because someone endured an injustice- Sergei Magnitsky. I do wish Browder would have started at the end. The way he describes the situation in the last quarter of the book makes it way more understandable for me. The first half was a bit tedious for me because I didn't have much background knowledge. After about the first half so many pieces start to come together and Putin shows up. A very timely tale of politics, money, and social injustice I recommend this non-fiction read to help us digest our current world.
Our student book club chose this read for January. I really enjoyed this suspenseful read and think it would make a fabulous movie. This will stay checked out of our library. I'll be recommending to juniors and seniors especially and to those who enjoyed Dangerous Girls.
A co-worker loaned me this Christian romance Christmas read and it was enjoyable. I wish I would have read it during the Christmas season when things are a bit more relaxed reading wise but I liked it. Good story, small town, tight community... a quick read.
Austin Kleon's email newsletter is chock full of good links to articles, lists, books, and movies. We have several of his books in the HSLMC including his Black Out Poetry and this one. Quick, inspiring read to get your creative juices flowing!
My sister recommended When Life Gives You lululemons on audio and it really does just take you away into a world of the privileged and the troubled. I enjoyed the realistic humor, the friendships, the suspense. I don't often read a book with so many modern references to things like the Peloton, Lululemon... A fun read. Probably more for the 20 somethings and up so not ordering for the library.
Saw this one reviewed on Instagram several times and with the word 'library' in the title how could I not read it? And I'm so glad I did, I will finish this series it's so good! Vampires, werewolves, and dragons... fae magic, librarian magic, alternate worlds... and such good writing. I love that the author doesn't explain the whole world, or worlds actually; there's a whole series to do that. Irene is a librarian for the Invisible Library with a special set of skills to retrieve special books and bring them back to the library for safe keeping. When Kai is paired up to help her in this first book of the series they enter into a case that brings more questions than answers. The case does end but leads into the next case of course. Highly recommend, especially for those who like Night Circus or Soulless. I will be ordering this for the high school.
This was our book club read for January 2019. Several of our members had read it when we placed it on the list and that's a good sign, one that it is our kind of discussion. It is tough to categorize, sort of historical fiction from 1900-1950, sort of mystery/ suspense but more than anything I think this just a storytelling sort of book. Not necessarily a true story but surely inspired by many, many sad stories of the depression era, of abandoned children, stolen children, shattered families.
I also read A Cedar Grove Christmas by Macomber and this was similar. I needed an audio Christmas read at the last minute and this was available. It took about 2 days and I wanted to listen every chance I had so that's a good sign. I loved the premise of an anonymous author and the Alaskan setting. Pretty predictable and very romantic.
My sister recommended listening to this cozy mystery series on audio. I want to visit this revitalized downtown of book stores! Cookbooks, mysteries, histories, how fun to be able to shop a whole store by genre. The first book sets up the town from Tricia's point of view running the mystery store. Her estranged sister comes to town and it looks like she isn't leaving anytime soon. It has all the makings of a cozy- small town, community of interesting characters, murder... and some romance. I'll enjoy getting to know the town of Stoneham.
Reads like a textbook, which technically it is. A good addition to the Harry Potter collective read.
An interesting take on poetry/graphic art/biography, Reynolds spoke at the Cincinnati Books by the Banks and I had this book in the high school library for a while but didn't realize it was the same guy who wrote A Long Way Down.
I started teaching English and Spanish at Blancester in 1996. After getting my masters in Library Science, I moved into the library and I've enjoyed connecting people to books ever since!