It’s hard to beat this trailer’s own opening line in order to intro it, so I won’t try. In lieu of a Booklist review, I have some “chainsaw shenanigans” to share with you on this dark and stormy Halloween. That sounds almost cute, doesn’t it? More trick-or-treating advice from BTT.
Archive for October, 2013
Cindy: Ooooooh, children’s librarians are going to love having this new scary series to offer their younger readers. It’s not often that you find horror written for the emerging readers. I read the first book in the series, Home Sweet Horror (Feiwel and Friends 2013) and it is a thriller with heart. Take an 8-year-old […]
Book Blogging 101 is a program that I developed for KCMLIN/MARRT in 2011, and updated for the New Jersey Library Association conference in 2012. Well what do you know, it’s still a popular topic and Karen and I had the chance to update it last week for the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference. Due to popular […]
One of the ways to identify a true book lover is to find the person who secretly enjoys building up a much longer “to-read” list than time will possibly allow one to read. I know I’m talking to a fellow bibliophile when someone confesses loving the hunt for good books almost as much as the […]
Cindy: You know a story that begins in October on Friday the 13th is sure to be spooky and Ol’ Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story (Holiday House 2013) does not disappoint. John Leep had a stingy heart and no one among the three hundred people in Grass Hallow considered him a friend, least of which the […]
Scott Lynch’s eagerly-awaited third Gentleman Bastards fantasy novel The Republic of Thieves is delighting readers of all stripes. Recommend these other fantastic tales of derring-do for fans of these high-concept capers. The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker Jhereg by Steven Brust The Philosophical Strangler by Eric Flint Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber Lord […]
There are certain books that will never lose interest for book groups and Jane Austen’s works easily fall into that category. The beloved and layered characters, the intricate plots revolving around the social conventions of the times, the attention to detail regarding the differences in the classes, the witty dialogue which can deftly hide what […]
Let me finish my report on some of the great books discussed in the Williamsburg Regional Library staff book group’s mystery meeting. The first half of the books were described here. Connie from Outreach Services began with the debut by Luke McCallin, The Man from Berlin. It’s a murder mystery set during WWII, with a […]
Check out this fun tumblr next time you’re searching for your next great read. From the folks who brought you Go Cook Yourself, Go Book Yourself provides “Book recommendations by humans, because algorithms are so 1984.” Find read-alikes for Game of Thrones, The Fault in Our Stars, A Tale for the Time Being, and more.
I don’t usually write about book launches, but then again, the most interesting thing I could say about most book launches is that a lot of people stood around drinking cheap wine from plastic cups and wondering why the cheese is always cut into those little cubes. Last night, however, I joined a group of […]