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
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
Just in time for summertime car trips – new Playaway Views for kids are available for checkout at Boyd County Public Library. Playaway Views are self-contained, durable video players for kids. They come preloaded with content and are easy for kids to operate. Titles include Sesame Street, PBS’ Super Why!, Arthur, Caillou, and more. “They’re amazing, and so sturdy,” said Jamie Bayne, BCPL information services supervisor and the mother of a toddler. “My son is almost 2, and he can … Continue reading
This video is scary from begining to end. When the ghosts show up in the daytime, no place is safe. Unlike a lot of horror films, this one makes sense all the way through and ends logically. It’s based on a true story so that makes it even better, or worse depending on your point of view. I would recommend watching it and I will probably watch it again.
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
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