Randi Rhodes: Ninja Detective

March 24, 2014 by  

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

Possession full of gritty realism

March 14, 2014 by  

Reviewed by Jamie Bayne, BCPL Information Services Supervisor I’m a huge fan of the paranormal romance genre. That being said, I’ve read a lot of really terrible paranormal romances. Thankfully, one of the best writers of the genre is J. R. Ward. Her gritty realism makes her characters jump off of the page and really dig their way into your heart. I always know when I pick up Ward’s newest novel I will not be doing anything else till the … Continue reading

Spotlight on teens and technology

February 26, 2014 by  

As we get ready to observe Teen Tech Week (March 9-14), it seems like a good time to showcase all the outstanding technology that BCPL offers – to folks of all ages. The theme of Teen Tech Week 2014 is “DIY @ your library,” which is appropriate, given that modern technology helps us do all kinds of amazing things someone like me, inching near the half-century mark, never dreamed possible. Boyd County Public Library is doing a couple of cool … Continue reading

Tudor Roses: way more than knitting

February 21, 2014 by  

Review by Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist I recently stumbled across a mesmerizing book that has had me in a bit of a conundrum over whether or not to review it. On one hand, this book has utterly captured my imagination; it’s intriguing, hauntingly beautiful, fascinating and has left me eager to share it with anyone and everyone. So, why the internal debate? Well, you see, it is basically a knitting manual. And I don’t knit. Actually, can’t knit. Or … Continue reading

The Good Dream is a heartbreaker

February 7, 2014 by  

Reviewed by Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor What happens when the old maid in a 1950 East Tennessee town is determined to save an abused child?  She may become the one who gets saved. Donna VanLiere chronicles each step of the way for Ivorie Walker in her first full-length novel, “The Good Dream.” The book starts rather slow, but I believe VanLiere designed it that way. Ivorie Walker is a thirty-something woman who is believed to be past the … Continue reading

The Boy on the Porch

January 24, 2014 by  

Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist What would you do if you found a little boy, asleep, on your front porch? Would you call someone to report finding the little boy? Or would you simply take the little boy into your home? This is the question that John and Marta are faced with one morning when they walk outside on their front porch. They figure out very quickly that the boy, whose name is Jacob, cannot (or won’t) … Continue reading

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