“Waisted” Virtues

October 15, 2014  

By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist By odd coincidence, last fall I spent more days than not in some form of historical dress. Whether it was for Downton Abby tea parties, steampunk balls, art shows, or Tudor and Elizabethan reenactments, each fantastic gown went the requisite historically accurate undergarments – including corsets. Later, while recovering from a hectic season and enjoying being back in my “civilian” dress, I often found myself considering corsets as I dressed each morning. I had … Continue reading

“A Door in the Woods” by James Dashner

September 3, 2014  

Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist The Maze Runner series by James Dashner is so popular right now, and as a fan of the book series, I decided that it was time to discover other books written by the author. To my surprise, I found that Dashner has written other series in addition to The Maze Runner: The Jimmy Fincher Saga and The 13th Reality series, as well as a contributor to The Infinity Ring series. I’m such … Continue reading

Whisper Falls by Elizabeth Langston

August 5, 2014  

Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist Like most readers, there are a couple of things that have to catch my interest before I decide to read a particular book. First, I have to find the cover appealing, and secondly, the description on the back of the book has to leave me intrigued. I can tell you from just the cover alone that Whisper Falls by Elizabeth Langston did not disappoint! Reading the plot description I learned right off … Continue reading

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

July 18, 2014  

Reviewed by Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager Let me preface this by saying that my mother has been hounding me to read this book for years.  So, like all strong-willed daughters, I kept putting it off.  I mean, really, Mom?  Time traveling romance, do you even know me? But, with a long trip ahead of me and the audiobook available for checkout, I gave it a try.  Let me just say this: Mom really does know best. The book begins … Continue reading

The King by J.R. Ward

July 10, 2014  

Reviewed by Jamie Bayne, Information Specialist The long awaited 12th installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward was definitely not a disappointment.  The King represents the best of Ward: tough men with hearts of gold; rough language; steamy, intimate scenes; and the continuation of the Vampires’ history.  In The King, Ward comes full circle and returns to the story of Wrath, son of Wrath, the Blind King.  The first novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Dark … Continue reading

Zeek Meeks a riot!

June 20, 2014  

By Denise Dillow, Youth Services Supervisor There are few books that are just so funny, I can’t help but laugh aloud! Zeke Meeks vs His Big Phony Cousin by D.L. Greenjust happens to be one of them. Zeke is a boy in 3rd grade who has some very interesting classmates. Zeke is not exactly in love with the thought of going to school or learning new things, so when Mr. McNutty assigns the students in Zeke’s class to do a … Continue reading