Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
If you haven't left town for Memorial Day, I invite you to join the Genre Reading Group on Tuesday May 26th at 6:30pm in the library's Conference Room where we will be discussing the works of Mark Twain. Bring your favorite Twain book and tell us about it! I'll also tell you all about the library's second annual Adult Summer Reading program and the prizes that could be yours for participating!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The library's Brown Bag Lunch Series program this past Wednesday found Adult Services Librarian Katie Moellering and I previewing soon-to-be-published books for an enthusiastic audience. Check out this list! Where the item is already in the library system or isn't yet available but has a record for reserves, I have included a link to the library's catalog! Even if there is not yet a link, all of these items will be ordered!
The library will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (May 23, 24, 25) in observance of Memorial Day!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Pop over to the library today at 12:30 and bring your lunch!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Lev Grossman (Time Magazine book reviewer extraordinaire) has penned this new work of fiction about a boy obsessed with a magical world he read about as a boy. Get this ... the magical world is about five kids growing up in a school for magic. Sound familiar? It gets better - Grossman's protagonist is admitted to a very private school of sorcery where he attends college. Upon graduation his life is changed forever when he and his friends discover their magical world is very, very real.
Here's the publisher's blurb:
The Magicians: A Novel
Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. He's a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he's still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory.
Everything changes when Quentin finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. But something is still missing. Magic doesn't bring Quentin the happiness and adventure he thought it would.
Then, after graduation, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real.
The Magicians will be published in May of 2009 in the U.K. and in August in the U.S. You can order it at any of these online bookstores.Not only all this, but guess what else?
My very favorite author of the moment (George R.R. Martin) has THIS to say about the new novel:
“These days any novel about young sorcerers at wizard school inevitably invites comparison to Harry Potter. Lev Grossman meets the challenge head on ... and very successfully. The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. Solidly rooted in the traditions of both fantasy and mainstream literary fiction, the novel tips its hat to Oz and Narnia as well as to Harry, but don't mistake this for a children's book. Grossman's sensibilities are thoroughly adult, his narrative dark and dangerous and full of twists. Hogwarts was never like this.”
— George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series
Could you DIE people?
If I cannot beg, borrow, or steal a copy of this new book from the publisher, I am going to buy it from amazon.uk
Seriously, I can't wait.
Friday, May 1, 2009
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious award in the mystery genre, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America.