What We’re Reading

Small Crimes

Posted October 17, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, What We're Reading
Small Crimes

When you are short on time but still want to satisfy the craving for a great mystery, check out a mystery short story volume. They come in all types: from gritty police procedurals to warm, cozies. Here is a sampling: A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime Mom, Apple Pie and Murder by Nancy Pickard (read the rest…)

Ripped From the Headlines

Posted October 15, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, What We're Reading

Sometimes fiction authors capture events or possible events so thoroughly that it feels as though you are reading about something that has actually happened or is happening now. These books seem to have that knack for placing the reader right in the fray. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn A Map of the World by Jane (read the rest…)

China Bayles Mysteries

Posted October 13, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, What We're Reading
China Bayles Mysteries

A native of Illinois, Susan Albert Wittig writes mysteries with a garden vibe. Here is her China Bayles Mystery series, in order: Thyme of  Death Witches Bane Hangman’s Root Rosemary Remembered Rueful  Death Love Lies Bleeding Chile Death Mistletoe Man Bloodroot Indigo Dying A Dilly of a Death Dead Man’s Bones Bleeding Hearts Spanish Dagger (read the rest…)

Zombies: Enter At Your Own Risk

Posted October 11, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, What We're Reading
Zombies: Enter At Your Own Risk

  Tis the season…for Zombie Books. If you are looking for an undead read, why not try one of these titles: Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel Drezner Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith The Monster Hunter’s Handbook by Ibrahim Amin The Living Dead by (read the rest…)

Banned Books Week – Featuring a Banned Classic

Posted September 24, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory, What We're Reading
Banned Books Week – Featuring a Banned Classic

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien In Book 1, The Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo Baggins continuously evades the Ringwraiths as they search for him and the Ring of Power. He learns that, if Sauron takes possesion of the Ring he would destroy all good in Middle-earth. Friends gather and form the (read the rest…)

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