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
The Giver by Lois Lowry is a book I read and loved many times when I was a kid. I recently discovered that this was just the first book in a quartet, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to re-read one of my all-time favorites. (The other books are Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son). The Giver is written for kids, but with adults in mind, there’s something there for everyone. The book tells the story of Jonas, a twelve year … Continue reading
Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL Information Services Specialist Have you ever thought about what happens to the characters of the story that you are reading when you close the book? I hadn’t until now. Do the characters just sit there waiting for you to return? Or do they have lives of their own when the book closes? Interesting thought, don’t you think? This book, Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer, is about Delilah – a bit of … Continue reading
Being the mother of a rambunctious toddler, I don’t get to the movie theater much. In fact, I think I’ve seen one other movie the entire time the booger has been alive. However! I could NOT wait to see Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – so when I had a half-day at work, I went that afternoon to the theater (bonus! it’s much cheaper in the daytime). I am a HUGE fan of Rick Riordan’s books, and … Continue reading
Julianne Margulies is a psychiatrist who is attempting to treat a young man with multiple personalities. The man responds to phone calls as another person. When he switches from one personality to another his facial features and body contort into frightening and unbelievable positions. One of the characters is in a wheelchair and cannot walk. She learns that each of his personalities is a murder victim. She must hurry because the next victim may be someone she loves.
Stripes, quilts, and my new idol Kaffe Fassett quilts : shots and stripes : 24 new projects made with shot cottons and striped fabrics, by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy Reviewed by Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist I grabbed this book simply because it was new, featured artsy yet simple looking quilts on the cover, and the word stripes was in the title. I did not expect to find within its pages my new idol! (Sorry David Bowie.) To understand … Continue reading