This Christmas, I was determined to get in the holiday spirit and truly enjoy this time of the year. How did I do it? First, I decided not to go to the malls after Thanksgiving for my own sanity. Second, I decorated my house and wrapped presents ea...read more
A couple months ago, a coworker suggested I read Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham. I'm not really into thrillers or mysteries, but when I sat down to read the first few pages of this book, I was blown away.
Three years ago, two popular tee...read more
The best way to describe A Discovery of Witches is it is like The Historian, with a Twilight-like romance and a dash of Harry Potter thrown in for good measure. Although I was able to find some comparisons to other books, this book is truly like no ...read more
A few weeks ago I had a patron recommend a book called Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins. She advertised the book as "seatbelt suspense" and said she could not put it down. Gone to Ground is a typical who-done-it book, with one minor tweak--every...read more
"Loving Frank" is a novel that is difficult to put down.
Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the mistress of Frank Lloyd Wright, graciously invites you into her world. When we are introduced to Mamah she is the respected wife of Edwin Cheney. After Edwin's insi...read more
I have a really long commute to and from work, so I listen to a lot of audio books. I came across a bright yellow audio book titled "Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back," needless to say, it caught my a...read more
Have you ever had a childhood dream? Did you accomplish it? If not, what's stopping you?
Randy Pausch, a respected and influential member of the computer science community, wrote The Last Lecture after hearing the news his pancreatic cancer had met...read more
Told by Dr. David Dosa, M.D., Making Rounds with Oscar is a heartwarming story of a cat named Oscar who touches the lives of many during the darkest times of their lives. Oscar appears to be an ordinary cat; he is moody, lazy and very independent. Wh...read more
The name of this book says it all! This nonfiction tell-all is an outrageously funny book written by thriller novelist Lisa Scottoline. In addition to her fiction career, Miss Scottoline also writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer. This non-fiction b...read more
Pray for Silence centers around the character of Kate Burkholder, who is Chief of Police in Painters Mill, OH. Painters Mill is a very small community that has a very prominent Amish population. Within the first few pages, the police discover an en...read more
In the Woods by Tana French is one of those mystery novels that is not like any other. The major difference I noticed was the narrator. I have found with mystery novels the narrator is strong, slightly flawed and likable. French chose Rob Ryan, a ...read more
Eye of the Red Tsar takes place in 1929 with Pekkala, the main character, in a Communist labor camp. Pekkala's crime was being the Tsar's closest and most trusted inspector. He was known as the "Eye of the Tsar". After the revolution in Russian, P...read more