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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Once Is Not Enough

BuzzFeed recently asked its readers what books they enjoy the second-time around ("Books You Like to Re-Read," July 17, 2013). Here are a few favorites from BuzzFeed staffer Cates Holderness:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The Scar by China MiƩville

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

A Lifelong Passion: The Letters of Nicholas and Alexandra
by Andrei Maylunas and Sergei Mironenko

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Favorite Fictional Teams

The author of Code Name Verity, the popular young adult novel that pairs a British spy and Air Transport pilot – both young women -- during World War II, recently shared her favorite fictional partners in The Guardian (Elizabeth Wein's Top Ten Dynamic Duos in Fiction, June 20, 2013). They range from Frodo and Sam in the Lord of the Rings trilogy to Pooh and Piglet in Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner. Here are some other fictional matches she admires:

Hazel and Fiver in Watership Down by Richard Adams
Laura and Paul Ingalls in The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey in Strong Poison and other novels by Dorothy Sayers
Marcus and Esca in The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
Ged and Tenar in The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

YA Reading for Adults

Even if your teen years are long gone, young adult books can be great reading. Writing for, Molly Horan has recommended some must-read YA books for adults “15 Young Adult Books Every Adult Should Read," July 12, 2013).  Here are a few of her suggestions:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Audiobooks for Summer

Traveling this summer?  Looking for a good audiobook to entertain you in car, plane or train?  Check out the 2013 Audies, the best of the year complied by Audiofile.  Here are a few on CD you can find at our library:

America Again
by Stephen Colbert and cast*

And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman*

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol

Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth*

Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly*

*Also available as an eAudiobook for iPods, mp3 players and other devices through the library’s Overdrive  collection

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Books into Film

Are you a film buff? Get ready for the fall movie season with AtlanticWire’s list of books to appear in film after Labor Day (“Spend the Summer Reading the Books That Will Be Turned Into Films This Fall,” June 14, 2013).

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card