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  • Elizabeth II, in Film and Fiction

    Britain’s Royal Family is always a source of curiosity, and their Monarch is no exception. Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, has been featured in a number of films, documentaries, and books over the past several years. Here are a few to enjoy. The Queen , a 2006 feature...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 01-14-2013
  • Taking on Virgil

    In her novel Lavinia , celebrated author Ursula LeGuin gives lyrical voice to her title character: the daughter of mythical King Latinus and the woman fated to cause The Aeneid 's culminating war. This lushly detailed account of ancient Italian ritual and daily life, which was named a 2008 Best Book...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 12-06-2012
  • If you could live your life over again

    Ever wanted a second chance? Ken Grimwood's novel "Replay" is story of the ultimate second chance. Jeff Winston, the main character, leads a "successful" but not very happy life, until at age 43, he has a heart attack and dies at his desk. The next thing he knows, he's waking...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 04-24-2012
  • He Says, She Says -- Getting Both Sides of the Story

    It's intriguing to hear both sides of a story - especially if you aren't personally involved, or stuck in the middle. I like books which cover the same events from two or more perspectives. There are a lot of books coming out now which show multiple viewpoints, and the ones I've found have...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 03-31-2012
  • Harry Potter eBooks, downloadable audiobooks now available

    Harry Potter eBooks & downloadable audiobooks are now available in our OverDrive collection! Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone : eBook | MP3 Audiobook Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets : eBook | MP3 Audiobook Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban : eBook | MP3 Audiobook Harry...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 03-30-2012
  • New Book Group

    Page Turners is a new book group focusing on thoughtful works of fiction from different time periods, countries, and genres. Each season the list of books will revolve around a theme which will stay consistent and then change with each new season. The first four books listed focus on exemplary works...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by LemmyCaution@evpl on 09-23-2011
  • The Hunger Games Series!

    Last fall when I was preparing my presentations for Teen Read Week, I came across the book Catching Fire . I did not think much of it as I added it to the list of books to talk about in the schools I was visiting. Then Teen Read Week came and my visits started. In each classroom I showed the Catching...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-12-2011
  • A Very Unique Murder Mystery

    I was very much looking forward to reading Heads You Lose , a murder mystery by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward. Lisa Lutz's Spellman series is one of my absolute favorite series of books and I was sure this new book would be wonderful even though it wouldn't feature the Spellman family. I wasn't...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 04-30-2011
  • Visiting Another World - Welcome to Westeros

    Lately, my reading time has been spent in Westeros , a world created by George R. R. Martin for his series, A Song of Ice and Fire . My son is a longtime Martin fan, and many library customers are as well: all are anxiously awaiting Book 5 in the set. Meanwhile, HBO is producing a TV series based on...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 02-21-2011
  • Turtle in Paradise

    The title is misleading. No, this book is not about terrapin, but it is about paradise-the Florida Keys. The main character is a little girl named Turtle. During the Depression jobs are hard to find, but Turtle's mother gets another house cleaning job. This time the lady hates children, so Turtle...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookmarkbeck@evpl on 02-16-2011
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