Library Column for April 3, 2019

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The weather is warming up nicely and that means time to start thinking about what to read this summer. Are you a fluffy summer reader or a tackle that tome summer reader? I have been both. Some summers seem to encourage light, quick reads and some summers I seem to want to think, ponder and spend lots of time with one book that takes lots of energy. Thus far this year I have been reading lots of non-fiction that while not necessarily long and difficult have begun to make me think it is time for a brain break of some reading candy.

Here are some of the titles I am looking at reading for a break. Tea cozy mysteries are always good at providing a break and Laura Childs’ latest is Eggs on Ice. The women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to track down the killer of holiday spirit before another victim is claimed. Shelley Noble is the author of the Lady Dunbridge mysteries with the newest title Ask Me No Questions. Lady Dunbridge is taking America by storm in Gilded Age Manhattan, arriving shortly after the death of her own husband to find her childhood friend accused of the murder of her husband.

Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik is the first in a planned space opera trilogy set in a far distant future. Ada is a princess with no value except as a pawn to be traded. She seizes control of her own destiny, but now has to pay the price for her disobedience. Can she strike a deal and maintain any piece of herself?

There are lots of retellings of Jane Austen novels but none as strange as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith, which opens with the line ‘It is a truth universally acknowledge that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.’ It features all-new scenes of zombie mayhem in bone-crunching glory.

Sophie Kinsella has written a novel of ‘pure joy’ according to Jenny Colgan in I Owe You One. Fixie Farr has a complicated family but has always lived by her father’s motto of “Family First.” Now that he has died and left the housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie sees her job as looking after her father’s legacy.

Storytime on Thursday, April 4th at 10:30am will include stories about farms. Storytime is designed to allow young ones to discover the joy of books, reading and libraries and expend a bit of energy.

Great Decisions, the local foreign policy discussion group will meet for the last time until fall on Tuesday, April 9th from 4 – 5:30pm. Discussion topic for the month is South Africa’s fragile democracy. Great Decisions is open to anyone in junior high and above. Refreshments are provided. Come learn about a foreign policy issue and vote on how you think the United States should proceed in working with the issues.


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