Staff Picks

'The Dragon Can't Dance' by Earl Lovelace

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"The Dragon Can't Dance" by Earl LovelaceHow could a book with a cover this intriguing not be a good read?  Note the brightly colored costume and the man, mid-stride, as he makes his way down what I can only assume is a busy, inner city street,  pitchfork in hand.

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Batman: The Killing JokeI should start by saying that prior to reading this I was not a fan of DC Comics or Batman. I've always found Batman to be too simple to warrant the title of a superhero. I mean, let's be honest: He's really just a rich ninja with a lot of cool toys. But this book changed my mind on Batman and DC Comics.

The novel is set in Gotham and features three parallel story lines. The main plot involves the Joker shooting a family member of Gotham's famed Commissioner James Gordon, the Commissioner's subsequent kidnapping and the terror that ensues.

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

link to library catalogThe Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett takes place in a magical universe, on top a turtle with sea-sized eyes, on top of four elephant's backs, on top of a flat and round planet called Discworld. The sun rises slowly there; not for any good reason, but because it wasn't sure it was worth all the effort.

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012

Between Halloween and Sunday's premiere of season three of AMC's The Walking Dead, you might just be craving some zombie fiction. Luckily, we have something to suit every taste in the undead:

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

bookcoverSimon likes Clary. Clary likes Jace. Jace wants nothing to do with Simon. Sound a little familiar?

'The River of Doubt' by Candice Millard

Published on Friday, September 28, 2012

Book Cover:  The River of Doubt by Candice MillardThe patron returning The River of Doubt by Candice Millard, commented that the book was very engrossing and “read like a novel.” Having recently read In the Garden of Beasts, I was intrigued because that book also read like a novel.

Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

bookcoverIf you're a teen book reader that yearns for aliens, action, and extraterrestrial romance, then The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore is the book for you!

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Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012

book coverIf you have answered yes to one or both of these questions, then you must read Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

Published on Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sum forty tales from the afterlives by David EaglemanAs is often the case, I came across this book while looking for something completely different. The jacket is unremarkable. There is nothing about the title that would draw one's attention. But, somehow it drew mine; and here we are. As the title suggests, David Eagleman strings together 40 possible afterlives. The idea seems, at first, to be uninspired and wasteful. That is, until you read them.