As a librarian I try to read the “popular” books so I will know what everyone is talking about. That’s why I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I read the second one because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Ana Steele and Christian Grey. There are a series of three books about these characters. It is set mostly in Seattle, WA. Ana meets “Fifty” when she falls through his office door. She’s only there because she’s helping a … Continue reading
After a 4 year hiatus, Richelle Mead is back and picking up where she left off in the Vampire Academy series. Bloodlines is written from Sydney’s perspective. Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, an ancient group sworn to protect humans from Vampires. Because of her “close” association with a dhamphir (a half-human/half-vampire) in the Vampire Academy books, Sydney’s place among the Alchemists is tenusous. However, Jill Dragomir – the fifteen-year-old sister to the Moroi queen – has been attacked and needs protection. Sydney is … Continue reading
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