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May Suggest goes Small Screen

Posted July 22, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

Now you’ve seen the TV series from Showtime, how about reading the book series by Jeff Lindsay that started it all? Featuring Dexter Morgan, a crime scene analyst for the Miami Dade Police Department, this flawed hero captivated viewers with his double life as a sociopathic serial killer (murdering only those people who murdered others). Here’s a slice of the series for you:MWS small screen Dexter

Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay

1) Darkly Dreaming Dexter

2) Dearly Devoted Dexter

3) Dexter in the Dark

4) Dexter by Design

5) Dexter is Delicious

6) Double Dexter

7) Dexter’s Final Cut

May We Suggest goes Small Screen

Posted July 20, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading



MWS True Blood

You’ve seen True Blood on HBO and now you’re ready for more Sookie stories…..why not try the original Southern vampire book series written by Charlaine Harris?  Laissez les Bon Temps rouler!

Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris

1) Dead Until Dark

2) Living Dead in Dallas

3) Club Dead

4) Dead to the World

5) Dead as a Doornail

6) Definitely Dead

7) All Together Dead

8) From Dead to Worse

9) Dead and Gone

10) Dead in the Family

11) Dead Reckoning

12) Deadlocked

13) Dead Ever After

14) After Dead

May We Suggest goes Small Screen

Posted July 18, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

You’ve watched the TV show on A&E, now try the books by Craig Johnson.  This month, May We Suggest goes small screen and is featuring book series that some of the hottest dramas on television are based on. Check one out today!

MWS small screen Longmire

Longmire series in order

1) The Cold Dish

2) Death without Company

3) Kindness Goes Unpunished

4) Another Man’s Moccasins

5) The Dark Horse

6) Junkyard Dogs

7) Hell is Empty

8) As the Crow Flies

9) A Serpent’s Tooth

10) Spirit of Steamboat

11) Any Other Name

New Book Discussion Group

Posted June 6, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Front Page,What We're Reading

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Lounge with a latte as you share your latest great read with other book lovers! The Villa Park Public Library will host its newest Small Talk book discussion series at C U Latte Café, 9 E Blvd., Villa Park, IL.

The first Small Talk discussion will be held Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. and will center around non-fiction favorites. Each of the small-group discussions will be facilitated by a library staff member.

In the cozy café setting, those participating in the June 24 program may discuss current non-fiction books they’ve read or obtain reading recommendations from library staff and others attending.

Other upcoming Small Talk book discussions this summer at C U Latte Café will include:

• Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.—Young Adult Literature for Adults

• Tuesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.—Fiction

No registration is necessary. For more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164, ext. 2.


Half-Off Ragnarok

Posted April 18, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

“When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn’t expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend–Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats–is starting to get suspicious. Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone… The third book in the InCryptid series takes us to a new location and a new member of the family, as Alex tries to balance life, work, and the strong desire not to become a piece of garden statuary. Old friends and new are on the scene, and danger lurks around every corner. Of course, so do the talking mice.   .” publisher

Suggested Readalikes in General Paperbacks:

Frost Burned - Patricia Briggs

Crimson Veil – Yasmine Galenorn

To Walk the Night - E.S. Harris

Pale Demon - Kim Harrison

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