Summer Reading 2014

Meg series

November 19, 2013 by  

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Prehistoric shark, blood, death … yay!                                      By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, Boyd County Public Library circulation specialist I love ocean life. The fantastic creatures that inhabit the world’s vast oceans, particularly the obscure and weird ones, have fascinated me since I was very young. Just as much as the stunning real life sea creatures I found in the pages of National Geographic, I equally relished learning everything I could about sea monsters – mythical creatures from legends and the massive prehistoric beasts … Continue reading

The Silent Wife

November 5, 2013 by  

the silent wife

by Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor I was a huge fan of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”, so when A.S.A. Harrison’s debut novel, “The Silent Wife” was touted as this year’s “Gone Girl”, I knew I had to read it.  There are many similarities in the two novels.  Both are psychological thrillers about relationships that are doomed, told in alternating viewpoints. The main difference between the two is that in “Gone Girl”, I spent most of the novel trying to … Continue reading

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

October 22, 2013 by  

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Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL information specialist Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo’s undercover life, along with his most precious secret, is put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, … Continue reading

The Passage

October 11, 2013 by  

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by Barb Biggs, Boyd County Public Library Branch Manager If you’re a fan of Stephen King and haven’t yet read The Passage, I would whole-heartedly recommend that you do, and soon. I say soon because it is coming to the big screen, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), and you don’t want to be the one person sitting in the theater who hasn’t read it. The Passage, written by Justin Cronin and published in 2010, is the first novel of a planned … Continue reading

Happy, Happy, Happy

October 11, 2013 by  

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By Jamie Bayne, Information Services Supervisor at Boyd County Public Library If you read my review of The Duck Commander Family from a few months ago, you already know I’m a big Duck Dynasty fan. So, of course, when I heard Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander himself, was publishing a book, I was ecstatic.  Let me begin by saying, I DID enjoy the book, I really did. As with The Duck Commander Family, the Robertsons’ pervasive faith and strength as … Continue reading

All Things Steampunk

September 27, 2013 by  

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by Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist I’ve been focused on all things “steampunk” lately, so I thought I’d review some of the books I’ve found in the steampunk genre. What is steampunk?  That’s a great question, but hard to answer. The best description I’ve found was by Mr. Thomas Willeford in his book, “Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos.” He explains that “Steampunk has graduated from a simple science fiction genre into a growing subculture. Its style is based on the clash of … Continue reading

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