Ballard and Sandrine are traveling on a seemingly endless journey down the Amazon river. This one-night read covers the story of twenty-five years of their very emotionally charged life. They are on a yacht with a crew they never see because that’s one of their rules. They hear strange sounds and have many weird experiences. Only Peter Straub can make a story so disturbing.
Emma Forrest is 33 years old, and the film rights to her memoir, Your Voice In My Head, have already been acquired. At 13 she was writing stories for the London Evening Standard. At 16 she had her own column in the Sunday Times. She was contributing to the Guardian, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the Independent by the age of 21. At 22 she published her first book, Namedropper. It was very well received, as were the other two novels … Continue reading
Here are the library’s book club selections for spring 2012. New members are always welcome! For more information about any of these clubs, please call Amanda Clark at 606.329.0518, ext. 1140 Book Club @ Catlettsburg (second Tuesday at 5 pm) April 10: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford May 8: So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger June 12: The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig Kreative Kritics (third Tuesday at 6 pm at Kyova) … Continue reading
If you’ve never read a Rick Riordan Young Adult (YA) novel – you’ve been missing out! The Heroes of Olympus series picks up where the Percy Jackson novels left off, but with a twist. We learn that not only do the Gods have children (demi-gods) in their Greek aspects, but they do so in their Roman aspects as well. While we’ve become familiar with Camp Half-blood (the Greek demi-gods) we soon learn that there is another camp for the Roman … Continue reading
I am a recent discoverer of David Baldacci so when I had the opportunity to hear him at a conference luncheon I took it. He was wonderful! I laughed till tears rolled down my face from his hysterical story of George Bush Sr. And I was uplifted by the philanthropic work he and his wife do. For those of you who are already fans, I encourage you to visit his website and learn about the Wish You Well Foundation (http://davidbaldacci.com/philanthropy/listing/). … Continue reading
I’ve always had a fascination with history, especially the fashions! However the American 1920’s have never really caught my fancy. Lately however I have found myself reading a fair amount of ‘20’s related literature. After a disappointing long-awaited end to a book series ( seriously…long like since I was 15 and I am…er….older now), I promised myself no more series, and certainly not any that were still in the process of being written. A week later I promptly got caught … Continue reading