Pistols, pirate coats and eel ravioli

June 11, 2014 by  

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By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist Although they say to never judge a book by its cover, in this reader’s case, it was the cover that made me reach impulsively for the book, shining bright like a diamond in the rough amongst a pile of dark, boring book covers on a “to-be-shelved” cart. Illuminated by a vibrant teal background stands a rather voluptuous, red-headed she-pirate, hoisting a pistol and wearing  an elaborate (which is a polite way of saying gaudy) … Continue reading

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

May 14, 2014 by  

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Review by Amanda Clark, BCPL Adult Programming Supervisor      I have always had a fascination for reading other people’s letters. Letters tend to be deeply personal, and I think people tend to be much more expressive and poetic in letters. I suppose I enjoy them because I am inquisitive. I am curious. Let’s call it what it is, I am just plain nosy. I love that first-hand glimpse into the lives and thoughts of others.  So when I happened upon Letters … Continue reading

Pivot Point is a fast-paced page turner

April 30, 2014 by  

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By Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist Although Pivot Point is considered a young adult novel, the book definitely deals with some grownup themes. Author Kasie West paints a picture of a teenage protagonist who must learn at an early age the difficulty of decision – and foresight. The story is about a teenage girl named Addison Coleman, who lives on a paranormal compound with her parents.  She is known as a “searcher,” or an ultra-gifted clairvoyant.  Whenever Addie is … Continue reading

Doctor Sleep is a scary good sequel

April 10, 2014 by  

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By Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager I am not a person who enjoys scary movies, but give me a scary book, and I’m all over it.  I think the physical act of reading a book allows you to use your imagination and create your own scary images (which are way scarier than any movie).  As I read, I become attached to the images that I come up with.  So, just like everyone else, I get pretty bummed if a book … Continue reading

Like conspiracies? Meltzer’s book is full of them

March 24, 2014 by  

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Reviewed by Kellie Nunley, BCPL Technical Services supervisor In his book, History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, Brad Meltzer has compiled an irresistible combination of history and the most notorious conspiracies in America’s past. Whether you are a fan of the popular TV show, Decoded, or are just a history buff, you will be entertained by this book. Meltzer leads readers through the process of interviewing experts and analyzing documents in an entertaining way. And, if you are … Continue reading

Randi Rhodes: Ninja Detective

March 24, 2014 by  

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Reviewed by Denise Dillow, youth services supervisor at Boyd County Public Library Do you have what it takes to be a ninja detective? Do you have martial arts skills like Bruce Lee and investigative skills like Sherlock Holmes? If you do, then you are in good company with Randi Rhodes, the main character in Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. The book is the first novel by Octavia Spencer, who won the Academy Award for best … Continue reading

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