Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Books And Upcoming Events

We will be having a Photography Exhibition by, Sylvia Kjos Starting March 2nd Lasting all month .We will be having an Opening Night Reception Mon. March 2nd from 4-8.
New Books this Week:
Adult Fiction:
True Colors by, Kristin Hannah
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by,Mary Ann Schaffer &Annie Barrows
Murder in The House-Murder at the Pentagon-Murder on Embassy Row-Murder at The National Cathedral-Murder on the Potomac-Murder at the White House-All by, Margaret Truman
Postmortem 4 books in 1-Murder at the Vicarage-Sleeping Death-The Golden ball & other stories -Remembered Death All by, Agatha Christie
Boo Hiss by,Rene Gutteridge
Interior Motives & Decorating Schemes by, Ginny Aiken
The Novelist & The Note by, Angela Hunt
A Bride Most Begrudging& The Measure of a Lady by,Deanna Gist
Beyond a Doubt by, Coleen Coble
Burned by, Carol Higgins Clark
Garden of Dreams by, Leslie Gould
A Cousins Promise by, Wanda Brunstetter
Breakthrough by, Jonathan Stone
A Series of Unfortunate Events Starring Jim Carrey
To Catch A Thief Starring Cary Grant & Grace Kelley
The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers &Lady of Burlesque Starring Barbara Stanwyck
Nothing Sacred Starring Janet Gaynor & Fredrick March & A Star is Born Starring Carole Lombard & Fredrick March
Really Rosie by, Maurice Sendak
Also 7 Hunting DVD's
On Video(VCR):
Small Soldiers
My Favorite Martian
First Kid
Happily Ever After
The Return of Jafar
Top Gun
Back to the Future
City Slickers
In Young Adult:
Song Quest-The Crystal Mask & the Quetzal by, Katherine Roberts
Gone by, Michael Grant
Making Money by, Terry Pratchett
The Whispering Road by, Michael Livi
The Key to the Golden Firebird by, Maureen Johnson
Waiting for Normal by,Leslie Connor
Doppleganger by,David Stahler
Summer Ball by, Mike Lupica
Jellicoe Road by,Melina Marchetta
Seeker's Great bear lake #2 by, Erin Hunter
In Juvenile Non-Fiction:
The Elephant: Peaceful Giant
The Dolphins:Prince of the Waves
The Polar Bear:Master of the Ice
Questions kids ask About Toys,Games & Sports
Women in 19th Century Europe
Modern History
Bison Symbol of the American West
Off To Plymouth Rock
Madam President The Extraordinary,True And Evolving Story Of Women In Politics
Draw Comic
Draw Animals
the Kids Guide to Classic Games
The Kids Guide to Paper Airplanes
In Juvenile Fiction:
In the Company of Crazies by,Nora Raleigh Baskin
The seer of Shadows by, AVI
In Childrens Fiction:
Little Donkey Learns to help
Little Kangaroo Finds his way
A Home for Little Turtle
Brave Little Fox
Beaver gets Lost
Go to Sleep ,Little Groundhog
Little Goats New Horns
Little Mouse's Rescue
The Curious Little Dolphin
Kitty's Special Job
Little Puppy Saves the Day
Little bears new Friend
Be Patient,Little Chick
Hop to It An Easter Treasury
Dance with me -Easy Reader
Childrens Non-Fiction:
My First ballet Recital
A Trip to the Theatre

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-Review

This book is delightful!It was a great mix of two of my favorite things reading and history.I enjoyed the letter format,you seemed to get a better feel of the characters personalities.What a great story and well written!
I Highly Recommend This Book!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rhapsody Series Book Review

Rhapsody Series, by Elizabeth Hayden

This series of books is about a half human, half-Lirin woman named Rhapsody who goes on en epic journey with her two new friends, Achmed and Grunthor. They travel along a magical tree root and come up on the other side of the world to find that their home island, Serendair, was destroyed by an asteroid that had fallen centuries earlier and suddenly rose from the sea to consume the island. Achmed becomes King of a race of primitive people known as the Bolg, and they soon get on the nerves of all the humans in the new world. They go on lots of adventures, fight enemies that they had on the old island, and encounter new enemies.

I found that the entire series was rather wordy with whole walls of text on information and subjects that I didn't really want to know. I found myself skipping pages so I woudln't get a headache. Rhapsody was spasmadic and had a somewhat disturbing love for children and adopting them. However, the plot was interesting--moslty-- and I just wanted to know what happened so I kept reading the books.

Kelsey Gisi

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire

This is a whole new take on "The Wizard of Oz". It is from the point of view of the Wicked Witch, who isn't actually wicked. She is working for Animal rights. Animals are different from animals because Animals have soles. The Wizard is actually the wicked one. He has revoked Animal rights.
The story starts not long before Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) was born and continues on through the events in her life. She goes to school in Shiz and is room mates with Galinda (The Good Witch of the North). They aren't enemies, infact they become "sisters" and try to make things right in OZ.
It took awhile to read this book, mostly because it just didn't captivate me.
Three stars ***

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Books this week & happening @ The library

The Census Bureau will be holding testing here Friday Feb.6th @ 4 o'clock.
In Adult Fiction:
Whirlwind by, Cathy Marie Hake
This Side of Heaven by, Karen Kingsbury
Church Choir Mysteries 3-in-1 by, Eileen Berger
The Apothacary's Daughter by, Julie Klassen
Sarah's Promise by, Leisha Kelly
Shadow of Lancaster County by, Mindy Starns Clark
A Promise for Spring by, Kim Vogel Sawyer
Hidden & Wanted by, Shelley Shepard Gray
Dead Boyfriends by, David Housewright
The Betrayers by, James Patrick Hunt
False Light by, Caroline Llewellyn
Seeking Hiram by, Arianna Snow
Mounting Fears by, Stuart Woods
The Associate by, John Grisham
Run For Your Life by, James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Final Justice by, Fern Michaels
In Audio:
7th Heaven by, James Patterson
Dirty Blonde by, Lisa Scottoline
Exit Music by, Ian Rankin
Judge & Jury by, James Patterson
The Thirteenth Tale by, Diane Setterfield
Thirteen Moons by, Charles Frazier
Golden Age of Radio Suspense Radio Shows -Starring-Ronald Reagan ,Agnes Moorhead,Jack Benny,Hans Conried,Joseph Cotton,Rosemary Clooney
In Young Adult:
TrollBridge A Rock'n'Roll Fairytale by, Jane Yolen
Girl in Development by, Jordon Roter
Opposite of Chocolate by, Julie Bertagna
One for Sorrow ,Two for Joy by, Clive Woodall
The Last of The High Kings & The New Policeman by, Kate Thompson
"M" is for Magic by, Neil Gaiman
Power of Three by, Diana Wynn-Jones
The Luxe by, Anna Godberson
Boy Heaven by, Laura Kasischke
Chealsea & Astra by, Mary Hooper
Inventing Elliot by, Graham Gardner
Grand & Humble by, Brent Hartinger
The Serious Kiss by, Mary Hogan
The Midnight Diary of Zoya Blume by,Laura Cunningham
The Society of S & The Year of Disappearances by, Susan Hubbard
The Earth Kitchen by, Sharon Bryant
Tomorrow Belongs to me by, Mark Roberts
Cannibals Its A Girl Eat Boy World by,Cynthia Grant
Shooting Stars Everywhere by, Martina Wildner
Guitar Girl by, Sarah Manning
Funny Little Monkey by, Andrew Auseon
Nation by, Terry Pratchett
Miss Smither by, Susan Juby
In Juvenile Fiction:
Snowbird by, Nancy Yi Fan
Framed by, Frank Cottrell Boyce
Regular Guy & Guy Time by, Sarah Weeks
Grandfather's Dance by, Patricia Maclaughlin
The Wish Giver by, Bill Brittian
The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood by, Barb Bentler Ullman
Heartbeat by, Sharon Creech