1. Movie: Catching Fire 2. Book: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers 3. Movie: Star Trek Into Darkness 4. CD: Rise by Skillet 5. Book: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
The Historical Society's program has been postponed until Thursday, December 5th at 6:30pm.
The parent/child workshop has been cancelled for this week.
Posts Categorized: Staff Picks
1. Two Graves by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child 2. The Blood Gospel by James Rollins 3. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill 4. Joyland by Stephen King 5. Stoker’s Manuscript by Royce Prouty 6. The Black Country by Alex Grecian
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny Once again, Louise Penny is at the top of my list. Each installation of her Inspector Gamache series is better than the last. In her sixth mystery, she actually weaves together two complete storylines, which could stand on their own, and for a coup de gras, adds a ribbon… Read more »
1. Tenth of December by George Saunders This collection of short stories by MacArthur genius grant winner, Saunders, has really polarized opinion. People either love it or hate it and I am one of the former. The seeming simplicity of Saunder’s writing belies an ability to make the reader empathize with the downtrodden and disenfranchised… Read more »
1. Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) 2. Troll Hunter (Film) 3. Call of Duty Ghosts (Video Game) 4. Homeland (TV Series) 5. The Bell Witch Haunting (Film)
1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes 2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 4. Ben Behind his Voices by Ranye Kaye 5. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
1. Locke and Key By Joe Hill A series of graphic novels about siblings overcoming tragedies in a very weird house! 2. Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews Continuing Kate Daniels’ story in the magic-plagued city of Atlanta. Kate is a very strong character and I love to read how she saves the world! 3…. Read more »
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Today I went to the Friends of Topsham Public Library’s book sale and bought a banned book! I purchased Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak for my niece and nephew. It was banned in many places but went on to win many awards including the Caldecott Medal. There have been many criticisms leveled… Read more »
It’s amazing to me that the most frequently challenged book(s) of the last decade was the Harry Potter series. The complaints ranged from it being anti-family and violent to accusations of occultism and Satanism. I’m not usually a series person, but this is one of the few that I read to the end. What was… Read more »