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  • Deeply disturbing

    I just finished reading a most intriguing book called Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye. This story of four young growing up in Hemmersmoor, a small town seemingly removed from the world, is a haunting tale of childhood gone wrong. Deep, dark secrets best left behind closed doors are exposed in a town where all the inhabitants
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 11-05-2012
  • What do you get the person who has everything?

    What do you get the person who has everything? These days of instant gratification ensure that when shopping for your loved ones you will be certain to get them something that they went out and bought for themselves on Black Friday or Cyber Monday because the sales were just too good to pass up. Then there are the post Christmas long return lines to
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 12-13-2011
  • No warning. No bodies. Just gone.

    No warning. No bodies. Just gone. How do you react when the people you love disappear without warning? How does the world react when millions have suddenly vanished into thin air? What do you do with the fact that you are still here? The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta is not a book about the rapture. The disappearances may or may not have been the rapture
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 09-28-2011
  • They Thought Space Was The Final Frontier - They Were Wrong.

    Do you remember the episode of Star Trek where Mr. Spock has his brain stolen? I’ve just read a book where he gets his brain stolen and then…. eaten! Night of the Living Trekkies , by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall is the perfect book for Star Trek fans and readers of zombie fiction. In other words a super nerd book! (makes me a super
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 06-01-2011
  • Where the Mild Things Are by Maurice Send-up

    Take the classic book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak turn it around; tell from a wild thing named Mog's position and you have the parody Where the Mild Things Are by Maurice Send-up. I don't know how I missed this particular gem when it as released in 2009 but somehow I did. I don't want o give away too much but I will tell
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 03-28-2011
  • A hopeful apocalypse

    Most apocalyptic literature is full of violence, disease and despair painting a bleak if not downright terrifying picture of possible futures. But in World Made By Hand James Howard Kunstler paints a future that looks downright rosy. A war in the Holy Land and nuclear retaliations on American soil have destroyed the economy. Oil, electricity, and all
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 01-02-2011
  • There are things worse than death...

    "Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace." So begins Alex Sawyer's new life inside Furnace, a high security prison built to house the worst of the worst juvenile offenders. A life of harsh rules rules. A life of hard labor and brutality. A life without the sun or freash air. A life where a single mistep could bring the blood watch
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 11-23-2010
  • Kuang P'ing Ch'eng - City of Tranquil Light

    Set in the turn of the 20th Century China City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell is the story of two Mennonite Missionaries who leave home to live in the plains of Northern China. In China they discover love, hate, danger, turmoil, doubt, but also deep contentment. Life is hard, sometimes excruciatingly so, but their love for the people of China and
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 11-17-2010
  • Don't Miss This Book!

    Read Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine! The story's heroine is Caitlin, an 11 yr. old girl living with Asperger's. Everything is good until "The Day Our Life Fell Apart." Caitlin must find a way "To Deal With It" and in the process help her Father and the community in which she lives "To Deal With It" too. It's
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 10-22-2010
  • What if your whole world was 11 sq.ft?

    I just finished this fascinating book called Room by Emma Donoghue. The story is told by Jack, a very bright five yr. old who knows nothing of Outside. There is Ma who has tried to shield Jack from all the ugliness in their lives. She's done so well that Jack is happily unaware of their predicament. The third main character is Room an 11 sq. ft
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 10-08-2010
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