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Sep 05

September - Teen Advisory Board Reviews

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:43 AM by Diana Thurman

The Teen Advisory Board meets monthly - all teens welcome! Check out their three word reviews of the month!

            Teen Book Recommendations            
Let's Get Lost  by Adi Alsaid. Evan's three words: Compelling. Entertaining. Escape.
The Intern's Handbook  by Shane Kuhn. Mayank's three words:Suspenseful. Mysterious. Darkly-humorous.
Slaves of Socorro  by John Flanagan. Kate's three words: Formulaic. Great -dialogue. Unfinished.
The Riddle  by Alison Croggon. Christine's three words: Complicated. Well-rounded. Compelling.
Thanks to our teens for their reviews! Our three words: Great. Interesting. Thanks!
Sep 05

September - Picks for Kids and Young Adults

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM by Diana Thurman

We have kids' books on the brain, what with Rick Riordan coming to town! Read on!

Book Recommendations Kids                 
Mighty Dads  by Joan Holub. What could be better than a dad-truck?
            Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods  by Rick Riordan. ANOTHER great adventure!

Attention Rick Riordan Fans - Rick will speak about his new book, The Blood of Olympus, Sunday, October 12th at 1:30pm, Boulder Theater, presented by Boulder Bookstore.

The Sea of Trolls  by Nancy Farmer. An engaging fantasy adventure with a Norse mythology foundation.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs. An enjoyable, eccentric read, with well-developed characters, a Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Land Swamp (audiobook) by Kathi Appelt. A folksy narrative read by Lyle Lovett; great funny romp through the swamp!
Sep 05

September - Recommendations for Adults

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM by Diana Thurman

Looking for some suggestions for something to read, watch or listen to? Read on, and follow the link to go to the LPL catalog record and place a hold!

Book Recommendations Adults

Point of Direction  by Rachel Weaver. Local author writes engagingly of Alaska.

Hyberbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened  by Allie Brosh. LOL! Seriously.

Acts of God  by Ellen Gilchrist. Delightfully positive and poignant short stories, set in the New Orleans area.

Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life  by Jane Pauley. Should you be thinking of a big picture? Try this inspiring book for starters.

Orphan Black (TV Series) What if you were a clone? Suspenseful, well done, with a great up and coming actress.

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