Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday 56~ The Birth of Venus by, Sarah Dunant

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

From The Birth of Venus by, Sarah Dunant
Despite my mother's ointments,my skin is as dark as my sister's is fair, and recently my giraffe body has begun to sprout in ways that all of Erila's skills with lacing and thick box pleats of the tailor's design cannot hide.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Books This Week

New Books this week are:
In Adult Fiction:

9 Dragons by, Michael Connelly
Prayers for Sleep by, Jeffery Deaver
The Missing by, Beverly Lewis
Under the Cajun Moon by, Mindy Starns Clark
Measure of mercy by, Lauraine Snelling
Sweet Smoke by, David Fuller
Swan Peak by, James Lee Burke
The Last Witchfinder by, James Morrow

In Paperback:
The Next Accident by, Lisa Gardner
Close Enough to Kill by, Beverly Barton
At The Stroke of Madness by, Alex Kava
Family Tree by, Barbara Delinsky

In Audio:
One Thousand White Women by, Jim Fergus- Cassette
Fireside by, Susan Wiggs - CD

In Adult Fantasy:
Gods Behaving Badly by, Marie Phillips

In Young Adult:
Mister B. Gone by, Clive Barker
Bran Hambric-The Fairfield Curse by, Kaleb Nation
The Magykal Papers by, Angie Sage

In Juvenile Fiction:
Odd & the Frost Giants by, Neil Gaiman
The Magician’s Elephant by, Kate Di Camillo

In Children’s Fiction:
Creaky Old House by, Linda Ashman
Dewey There’s a Cat in The Library by, Vicki Myron
Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs by, Alan Katz
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share by, Mike Reiss
Where is Polka Dots? By, Samantha Berger
Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner? By, Tommie DePaola
Fire, Fire, Emergency by, Kate Hayler
Thomas and the Hide and Seek Animals by, Reverend W. Awdry
My “C” Book by, Jane Belk Moncure
Its Mine! by, Leo Lionni
All You Need for a Snowman by, Alice Schertle
The Missing Mitten Mystery by, Steven Kellogg
The Forgetful Bears by, Larry Weinberg
Garfield’s Ironcat by, Jim Davis
Little Whistle by, Cynthia Rylant
Do Your Ears Hang Low? By, Rachel Lisberg
Oswald makes Music by, Dan Yaccarino
A Little Nap by, Dan Yaccarino
Roar! A Noisy Counting Book by, Pamela Duncan Edwards
Clean Up! by, Dana Nuesner
The Little Snowflake by, Steve Metzger
The Honeywood Street Fair a Little Bill Book
Franklin Fibs by, Paulette Bourgeois
Giggle, Giggle, Quack, Quack by, Doreen Cronin
The Biggest Snowball Ever by, John Rogin
Beach day by, Quinlan B. Lee
Tiny Tilda’s Pumpkin Pie by, Susan Kantor
There Was an Old lady Who Swallowed a Shell by, Lucille Colandro
Animal Parade by, Christine Ricci
The Ants Go Marching by, Jeffery Scherer

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday~~Odd & The Frost Giants by, Neil Gaiman

TEASER TUESDAYS hosted by Should Be Reading asks you to:

Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Please avoid spoilers!

From Odd & The Frost Giants by, Neil Gaiman
PG 78-I’m here to drive the Frost Giants from Asgard, explained Odd. Then smiled at the giant, a big happy, irritating smile.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday 56 -An Unexpected Apprentice by, Jody Lynn Nye

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The Creature hauled itself out of the surf, its cone-shaped body rearing up ten feet high, muscular tentacles digging into the sand.
~~An Unexpected Apprentice by, Jody Lynn Nye~~

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Review of Mister B. Gone by, Clive Barker

This was a very interesting book I would say its Horror/Fantasy.It was written with an interesting perspective its as if the book is having a conversation with you the reader.And the book is a demon wanting to be burned.
There were definately some icky parts of this book when the book/demon tells the reader about his various torture methods it gets pretty graphic.But other than those moments I actually enjoyed this book more than I expected to.
I would recommend this book to Horror fans and anyone who enjoyed Good Omens by, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
3 1/2 Stars

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Teaser Tuesday-The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by, Carson McCullers

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

In Honor of The Big Read todays book is...
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by, Carson McCullers Page 246-
"One thing I've thought about," Mick said."A boy has a better advantage like that than a girl.I mean a boy can usually get a part-time job that don't take him out of school and leave him time for other things.But there's not jobs like that for girls.When a girl wants a job she has to quit school and work full time.I'd sure like to earn a couple bucks a week like you do, but there's just no way."

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Van Alen Legacy ( Blue Bloods #4) by, Melissa De La Cruz

The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) by, Melissa De La Cruz

This book takes place a year after the end of book 3.The conclave was pretty much annihilated Lawrence was killed and what’s left of the conclave believe that Schuyler killed him. So her and Oliver go on the run.

In previous book in this series I complained about all the “fashionista” stuff and was very happy that in this book it was not there. This book was full of action from beginning to end with each chapter told by alternating narrator’s- Schuyler, Bliss & Mimi. Schuyler on the run with Oliver, Bliss dealing with “The Visitor” inside her, and Mimi has become a Venator and is traveling with Kingsley Martin.

I really enjoyed this book and I feel it was the best in the series. It was action packed and made look forward to the rest of the series even more.I will leave it at that because telling anymore would spoil it.
I give this book 4 ½ Stars

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

This was a wonderful book. It is formed around the mystery that surrounds and combines Dracula the vampire with its namesake, Vlad "the Impaler" Dracula. As the story progresses you learn much more than the basics of vampire lore and ancient customs. There is so much I wish to put down, but how can I without giving away the whole story?

Paul is a historian in America when his life is turned upside down after finding a mysterious book. This book is the basis of the mystery which shrouds Vlad Dracula and his hiding place. When Paul's friend and teacher, Professor Bartholomiew Rossi, dissappears, Paul is stricken with grief. He knows the only way to find his friend is for him to delve into the mystery of the book and Vlad Dracula.

A wonderful book, I give it 5 stars *****

Monday, October 5, 2009

M.D. by Neil Ravin

M.D. by Neil Ravin

Let me begin by stating that this book is designed for a select demographic. It’s not for everyone. It moves at a very deliberating pace that may seem to drag at times, but engrosses all the same. It was difficult to absorb myself into the work and world of Dr. William Ryan M.D., but once I allowed myself to do so, enjoyed the book immensely. I had to be patient (see what I did there?) and take the time to learn and recognize all the characters. There are quite a few of them and about four of them get…quite intimately involved with Ryan. There are few characters that I feel like I have to take responsibility for and Ryan was one of them. I felt embarrassed as he made his mistakes, angry at an idiotic blunder of another colleague, and smug right along with him. This made the ride of a long year as an intern all the more interesting. The medicine is interesting the deeper you delve, ranging from life threatening sarcomas to a rare reaction to a flu medicine. I don’t have the qualifications to comment on its accuracy concerning the medical procedures, terms, etc. so I simply won’t. Also, some of it could be rather outdated since the book was first published in 1981. Never the less, one could hardly tell as the novel seemed as if it could be present day. Of course, if I was an expert in the medical field, I doubt that would be the case. The ending is rather anticlimactic, but, at the same time, oddly fitting. It resolves some key issues, but leaves the rest of the story up to speculation. I award M.D. by Neil Ravin 4 stars. ****

Review by Alisa Heskin

An Echo in the Bone by, Diana Gabaldon

An Echo in the Bone continues the story of Claire & Jamie Fraser.This is book #7 in the Outlander Series.
So I will assume those reading this review have read the previous books so will not go into the story in too great a detail.
At the end of A Breathe of Snow & Ashes Bree, Roger and their children went back to their own time I enjoyed the back and forth in Echo from 1777 to 1980 and seeing them adjust back into life in modern times.
In an Echo in the Bone Jamie & Claire again run into such difficulty during their travels, meeting some new characters along the way some famous in Claire’s actual time.
The love story of course is there with a few others thrown in. The extended family of these two continues to grow as they make their way through the Revolutionary War. With a side trip to Lallybroch where Jamie & Claire deal with endings in more ways than one.

I Loved this book as I have loved this entire series was glad the author let us know what happened with Bree and her family when they went back to their own time. This installment answered some questions revealed some answers and unfortunately left us hanging at the end. But I guess that’s what makes a great series I just wish it wouldn’t be another 2 years or more before we can catch up with Jamie & Claire and find out what happens next. All in All Another Great book by Diana Gabaldon

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fine Forgiveness

Are you embarrassed that your books are overdue? Scared the fine will be more than the book? Well your worries are over. To celebrate 1 year in our new location we will be having Fine Forgiveness Weeks from Sept. 28th- Oct.9nd.Bring the books back or drop them in the drop box and all fines will be forgiven as long as the books make it back to the library!