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Days Like These

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 - 10:59 by waywardangel

Days Like These by Kristian & Rachel Anderson There are love stories and then there is the story of Kristian and Rachel Anderson. When Kristian wanted to show his wife, Rachel, how much he loved her after learning he was terminally ill, he ended up winning a million hearts around the world, thanks to the now famous YouTube video he made for her 35th birthday. . . . more »

Angels Are The New Vampires

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 14:19 by Cait_Sidhe

Working at YPRL, you tend to notice trends and fads when it comes to what people like to read, particularly in the areas that interest you which in my case includes teenage fiction. And one thing that I've noticed lately is that angels seem to be the new vampires. When Twilight and the Vampire Diaries first became popular, our shelves were flooded with books about . . . more »

Jane's Reading Blog

Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 11:29 by roverjane

Title: Unmarked Grave Author: Charles Todd Series: Bess Crawford In the spring of 1918, the Spanish Flu epidemic spreads, killing millions of soldiers and civilians across the globe. Bess finds concealed among the dead waiting for burial, the body of an officer who has been murdered. Though she is devoted to all her patients, this soldier's death touches her deeply. Not only did the man . . . more »

Jane's Reading Blog

Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 11:12 by roverjane

Title: Lambs to the Slaughter Author: Sally Spencer Series: DCI Monika Paniatowski A small mining village is rocked by a shocking murder in the latest Monika Paniatowski mystery Tensions are running high in the small mining village of Bellingsworth. There has been a call for further strikes, and retired miner Len Hopkins, who was known to be against a new strike, is murdered. Monika once . . . more »

Rockin' Reads

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 13:27 by Mel28

Don Felder is pure California. Blonde hair, tanned skin, whiter-than-white teeth. So it makes sense that this is the dude who wrote the famous guitar riff for The Eagles' smash hit Hotel California. Except, Felder was actually born in Florida and spent his childhood there (amoung other things, teaching fellow blonde southerner Tom Petty to play guitar) before heading to LA where his talent landed . . . more »

What do you read after Fifty Shades of ... ?

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:00 by waywardangel

Fifty Shades of Grey Fifty Shades of Grey Try these: The Siren The Discipline Eighty Days Yellow Haven of Obedience Dark Secret Destined to Play Bared to You Destined to Feel Dr. Casswell's Student . . . more »

Werewolves and Witches and Demons Oh My

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 13:38 by Cait_Sidhe

Bitten Bitten Stolen Industrial Magic "Are you the welcoming committee? Or has Jeremy finally chained you up to the front gate where you belong?" "I missed you too." Elena Michaels talking to Clayton Danvers, her former fiance (and werewolf) who bit her and turned her into the only female werewolf in existence. If you've recently discovered supernatural fantasy, one series that's definitely worth a look at . . . more »

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 15:30 by waywardangel

"Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore's life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day" William Joyce has been working on The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore since 1999. The story began as a tribute to the late . . . more »

It's Halloween - Family Fright Night, Real-Life Ghost Stories, and more!

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 - 16:30 by ADMIN_MANDM

The libraries get scary at the end of October. Hear author Karina Machado talk about the real-life stories of the paranormal in her books Spirit Sisters and Where Spirits Dwell, hear from Ghost Hunters International about how they investigate ghosts and the paranormal, bring the family along to a family fright night and a special bedtime storytime, and more. Just4Kids Spooky Craft Mill Park Library . . . more »

Mel's Mysteries

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:22 by Mel28

Just Take My Heart Mary Higgins Clark She’s called the Queen of Suspense for a reason, and MHC has delivered another ripper. Assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace has scored the assignment of her career - prosecuting Greg Aldrich, a New York theatrical agent accused of killing his wife, acclaimed stage actress Natalie Raines. Natalie was gunned down in her country home during the height of her . . . more »

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