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Archive for May, 2012

Paris in Love

Paris in Love book coverDonna C. of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Paris in Love by Eloisa James:

Have you ever longed to spend an afternoon window-shopping along Parisian boulevards, or sipping coffee outdoors while indulging in decadent pastries, or gazing out latticed windows at the rainy, cobbled streets of Paris? If so, you’ll enjoy Eloisa James’ memoir, Paris in Love. For many of us, the decision to move abroad will forever be a daydream. But for James, a best-selling romance writer and professor, her dream was realized. Chronicling her adventure, James embellished Facebook posts and Twitter tweets from that year, resulting in a patchwork of observations of an American’s interaction with a culture both familiar and distinct. If you’re looking for a chance to savor a rich slice of life, Parisian-style, this is a book for you.

By Readers' Advisor on May 7, 2012 Categories: All Staff Picks, Books, Nonfiction, Picks by Donna C.

LISTS: If You Like the Avengers

Iron Man DVD coverWord on the street is that The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is awesome. Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, and the Black Widow join forces to – what else? – save the world.

Click here, if you liked The Avengers movie (in theaters now!) and want more Marvel materials.

By Readers' Advisor on May 6, 2012 Categories: Books, Lists, Movies and Television

Free Comic Book Day!

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day and you can get a free comic book at the Library! Stop by the Fiction/AV/Teen desk to pick up a free comic book. Limit one per person while supplies last. Don’t forget to fill out a raffle slip and you could win a gift card to Comix Revolution. They generously donated comics to the Library.

While you’re here, check out the Eisner Award-Winning graphic novels we have on the shelf!

By Readers' Advisor on May 5, 2012 Categories: Books, Web Video

LISTS: If You Liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo dvd coverIf you’ve already seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Swedish, English, and read the book, how about exploring other Scandinavian authors?

Click here for an overview of Scandinavian authors and culture.
Then click here for an in-depth list of Scandinavian crime novelists and here for Scandinavian thrillers on audiobook.

By Readers' Advisor on May 4, 2012 Categories: Audiobooks, Books, Lists, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense

A Seventh Son

Perfect Peace book coverAll Emma Jean wanted was a baby girl. Instead she had six sons. When the midwife delivered her seventh, Emma Jean paid the woman off and dressed the boy as a girl. But secrets like that can’t last, and the day after Perfect’s eighth birthday, she hears, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon’ be a boy.” Perfect is renamed Paul, and his father and six brothers are left to help him along his new path. Perfect Peace, by Daniel Black, is a touching coming-of-age novel that explores forgiveness, parenting, and sexuality in the 1940s rural South.

By Readers' Advisor on May 3, 2012 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction

Diane’s Pick: Sullivan’s Travels

Diane D.“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m not coming back…till I know what trouble is.” Join director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), as he discovers that laughter is what people want. Also starring Veronica Lake, Sullivan’s Travels is one of AFI’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.

By Readers' Advisor on May 1, 2012 Categories: All Staff Picks, Movies and Television, Picks by Diane