Thursday, May 28, 2009

T.A.B. Meeting & Looking for Volunteers

T.A.B. Meeting monday june 1st 7 o'clock so get your reviews posted!...I am also looking for volunteers to help with summer reading this year..If you can help on June 1st come in and see me or just pop in anytime after 2!Thanks!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blood Witch and The Coven by Cate Tiernan(books #2 and #3 in the Sweep Series)

Yet again Cate Tiernan has impressed me!! She has impressed me for all of the same reasons that the first book of this series has impressed me. She involved two of my favorite things in these books, witches and romance. The endings are so wonderful because they keep me guessing and I want to pick up the next book and keep reading! I give both of these books five stars because they really keep me on the edge of my seat!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Introduction to Grant Writing Course

Introduction to Grant Writing Course Tuesday May 26th 7-9 pm @ the New Rockford Public Library-This course was designed to present individuals and non-profit organizations with an overview of the elements needed in a grant proposal and to provide insight into the process of selecting the right grant and writing a winning proposal.Class is limited to 15 people Pre-Registration required call Susie @947-5540.*This program is made possible through a generous donation from the New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce*.Suggested donation of $10.00.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Faerie Path, by Frewin Jones

The Faerie Path is about a girl named Anita who upon her 16th birthday discovers that she is actually Princess Tania from the land of Faerie. She had a boating accident when her boyfriend ran into a bridge, so she believes that she's in a hospital dreaming up the land of Faerie, and throughout the book she struggles with whether this amazing new world is real or fantasy. She uncovers a plot against her royal father, and now it's all up to her to save the day.
I thought this book was fairly predictable. I always had a good idea of what was going to happen next. The main character, Anita/Tania, did not seem to behave like most 16 year olds. She seemed almost childish in some parts. I had trouble relating with her.
I gave this book 2 1/2 stars.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Earthly Pleasures by, Karen Neches

I loved this book!!I read it in one sitting!Skye is a hospitality greeter in heaven she greets the new arrivals with handouts and a dvd explaining all the wonderful things heaven has to offer.She is chosen to go to earth which is a huge honor she has to take classes to prepare her for her journey Earth 101.The teachers lesson plan is based her belief that all you need to know on earth is found in the lyrics of Beatles songs-and in one class the SB (Supreme Being)a she by the way-has invited special guests George & John to help her teach the lesson All You Need is Love!This authors idea of heaven was a hoot!The Wishberry-and heavens own reality show Earthly Pleasures where you watch people on earth edited for your viewing pleasure.The story takes place in heaven and on earth.I loved all the characters -you do figure out the story but I believe the author meant you to so enjoy watching it play out.I recommend this book wholeheartedly!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan (Sweep Book #1)

All I can say is WOW! I am in love with this book! It was such a fantastic book for me because it has two of the best elements (for me) in it, witches and romance. This book really held my interest. Usually I am rushing to get my TAB book done and this one I finished on time and really enjoyed. I didn't feel it was a job to finish it. This book is defiantly a page turner. If you like romance and witches READ THIS BOOK! This book is a part of a really long series. When books are a part of a series their ends really have to leave me hanging for me to want to read the next book. This book did a fantastic job doing so. I can't wait to read the next book in the Sweep series. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.

"The Shakespeare Stealer" by Gary Blackwood

The title itself is quite intriguing. I expected a thrilling story full of hidden “easter eggs” for Shakespeare readers. For those of you who don’t know, easter eggs are hidden allusions designed for the hardcore fans. It wasn’t exactly what I expected. The novel is quite short and shouldn’t take too long to plow through. However, it seems more common or more prominent when I read that the beginning of a novel can very well make or break a story. It seems more times than not, I’m not too impressed by the exposition. Don’t get me wrong. I love exposition. It’s my favorite part of any tale; well, that and the conflict that soon follows of course. However, I need to care about the character or what’s happening around him to truly appreciate it. In this case, I didn’t. The main protagonist, Widge, is an average, reluctant, and innocent boy forced to do wrong. He is charged with using his special skill, writing in cipher, to copy down one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, Hamlet, in one of the first of its performances. It’s rather predictable, yet to some point still charming. There’s nothing overly remarkable besides the occasional reference to the Shakespeare mythos which also serves as the main gimmick. One aspect in its defense is that it has a pleasing writing style and is fairly well-written. I award “The Shakespeare Stealer” three stars. ***

Review by Alisa Heskin

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Books This week

In Adult fiction:
The 8th Confession(Womens Murder Club #8) by, James Patterson
Blue Heaven by, C.J. Box
City of Fire by, Robert Ellis
Gone by, Jonathan Kellerman
Still Alice by, Lisa Genova
Delusion by, Peter Abrahams
All Mortal Flesh by, Julia Spencer-Fleming
Blood Hollow by, William Kent Krueger
An Expert in Murder by, Nicola Upson
The Comfort of our Kind by, Tom Stoner
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by, Ron Hansen
The Courtyard by, Marcia Willett
The Arms of God by, Lynne Hinton
Abomination-Dangerous Depths-Alaska Twilight-Without a Trace & Fire Dancer by, Colleen Coble
Deep in the Heart of Trouble by, DeeAnne Gist
Finding Alice by, Melody Carlson
The Edge of Recall by, Kathleen Heitzmann
The Distant Music by, B.J. Hoff
Earthly Pleasures by, Karen Neches

In Adult Non-Fiction:
Always Looking Up:The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by, Michael J. Fox

In Young Adult:
Runemarks by, Joanne Harris
The Many Faces of Van Helsing by, various Authors Edited by, Jeanne Cavelos
If Wishes Were Horses by, Anne McCaffrey
In Sci-Fi & Fantasy:
The Book of Flying by, Keith Miller
Pet Peeves by, Piers Anthony

T.A.B. Meeting

T.A.B. Meeting will be Monday May 4th @ 7 o'clock.