Butterflies are free to fly

Ring of Fire series

June 27, 2013 by  

by Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist Someday I’ll write a review about a standalone book – really, I will. But not today! Today I want to talk about a series that I love, but that at the same time can be slightly … “whelming” (which is not quite overwhelming). I am talking about the notable and prolific sci-fi writer Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series. (Here’s where the confusion starts, because it is alternately known as the 1632 series. I … Continue reading

The Pandora of Books

readers advisory

by Barb Biggs, BCPL Branch Manager One of the many services we perform for patrons at Boyd County Public Library is something called Readers’ Advisory. If there is a particular author that you like and you have read all of his or her books, we can steer you toward a similar author. Think of us as the Pandora or iTunes Genius of books!  For example, if you love Dorothea Benton Frank’s books, we could suggest a few like authors. If … Continue reading

If I Stay

if i stay

by Amy Colegove, BCPL information specialist All I can say is, “Wow!”  As a consistent reader of young adult fiction I can honestly say I have never read a book as powerful as “If I Stay,” by Gayle Forman. It raises the question: Do we really have the option to decide if we live or die? How do we even begin to make that decision?  I’m not sure that I am capable of doing that now as an adult, much … Continue reading

Before I Go to Sleep

before I go to sleep

by Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor Before I Go to Sleep is the first novel by British author S.J. Watson. I recently read it as part of the Novel-Tea Book Club (which meets at the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library on the 4th Monday of each month at 1 p.m.) The book is billed as a psychological thriller. Since that’s not what I typically enjoy reading, I put it off until the last possible minute. In fact, … Continue reading

J.R. Ward’s Lover at Last

May 7, 2013 by  

Lover at last

The long awaited 11th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover at Last, by J. R. Ward is now available. Lover at Last features the burgeoning love story between Quinn and Blay.  This is a first for Ward as she has not previously delved into the intricacies of same-sex relationships. Like all the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, there are some rather steamy intimate scenes as well as lots of Lesser fighting and action-movie style scenes. If you haven’t read … Continue reading

Short & Sweet program

short and sweet

The Short & Sweet program at the Kyova Branch (second Thursday at 6 p.m.) has some great selections coming up! This is a fun and easy program to do … just pick up a copy of that month’s short literary selections at Kyova, or read them online, using the links posted here. At the program, join in a brief discussion of each selection, and then enjoy some sweets. We promise to wrap it up within an hour. We call it … Continue reading

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