Summer Reading 2014

Perfect time to find dead people

October 11, 2013 by  

author of your own life story

by Amanda Gilmore, BCPL Community Relations One of the most popular places at Boyd County Public Library is the genealogy department. With its knowledgeable staff and terrific resources, the department is a busy place seven days a week. But October has special meaning to genealogists, and gives a great reason to check out a local treasure you might have missed up to this point. October is designated in many states, including Kentucky, as Family History Month. It’s a great time … Continue reading

The Passage

October 11, 2013 by  

the passage

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  

happy happy happy

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  

steampunk gears gadgets and gizmos

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

Olympus Has Fallen

September 20, 2013 by  

Every citizen of the United States should watch this movie.  I watched it because Morgan Freeman is in it.  Everyone knows if he’s in the movie it will be great.  It also stars Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) and Gerard Butler (Law Abiding Citizen), two other great reasons to watch.  This is about the extremely dramatic capture of the White House by terrorists.  If you are as patriotic as I am you will yelling at the TV screen, cheering for … Continue reading

The One I Left Behind

September 13, 2013 by  

the one i left behind

Reviewed by Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor Jennifer McMahon’s books have always scared me. Typically, the cover art is a beautiful little girl with eyes that draw me to pick up the book. Even the titles are compelling. “Don’t Breathe a Word” and “Promise Not to Tell” leave me asking, “Why?” “What?” I’m intrigued. So I read the jacket, only to find out it is a story about a child disappearing, being murdered, or some other tragedy. I never … Continue reading

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