Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I love Dr. Who...don't you?

The Coventry Public Library will soon be adding a bunch of Dr. Who graphic novels to our collection for your reading enjoyment!!!!  I hope you are as excited as I am about this.  Here's some of what you can look forward to...

Monday, April 14, 2014

How great is the character Emperor Kai???

I recently blogged about the Lunar Chronicles, a series by Marissa Meyer, with the books Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and coming next year (sad-face, this is too far off) Winter.  I can't express to you how great these books were.  I highly recommend them!!!!  
His Royal Hotness!
Emperor Kai, my book boyfriend! O.K., so I'm too old for him, but in my younger days....

Friday, April 11, 2014

'Read the Book First Friday' ~ Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo

An inspirational bestseller hits screens in April

Have you read the book Heaven is for Real??  If not, you should grab it and read it before the movie version starring Greg Kinnear, hits theaters on April 16.

For those who don't know, Heaven Is for Real is a 2010 memoir by Todd Burpo, whose son, Colton, had a vision of heaven while undergoing lifesaving surgery. The book has spent more than 150 consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and with a movie about to be released it will no doubt stay there for at least a few dozen more.
With its themes of family and faith, I'm not surprised that they slotted this one for a holiday release (right at Easter time).

Do you plan to see Heaven Is for Real?  Check out the tear-jerker of a trailer below.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing In April 2014

(Most anticipated = most YA books added on Goodreads as of March 20th, 2014 when the data was collected.

1. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

On sale from Little, Brown & Co on April 8th

2. Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

On sale April 29th

3. Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

On sale from Disney-Hyperion on April 15th

4. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

On sale from Putnam Juvenile on April 8th

5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

On sale from Simon & Schuster on April 15th

6. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

On sale from Dial on April 15th

7. The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

On sale from Harlequin Teen on April 15th

8. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

On sale from Farra, Straus, Giroux on April 1st

9. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

On sale April 1st

10. Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon

On sale from St. Martin’s Griffin on April 1st

11. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan

On sale April 1st

12. The Taking by Kimberly Derting

On sale April 29th

13. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

On sale from Little, Brown on April 15th

14. Pointe by Brandy Colbert

On sale from Penguin on April 10th

15. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

On sale April 8th

*check the OSL catalog frequently to see the libraries that are adding these titles.  Put one on hold today to be one of the first to get it!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

David Tennant Reads ‘Sonnet 126′ by William Shakespeare ~ Happy Nat'l Poetry Month!!!

What could be better than combining National Poetry Month with Dr. Who?  Not much that I can think of.

Happy National Poetry Month! To fully embrace this month-long celebration, we are posting a video featuring Dr. Who actor David Tennant reading William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 126.”
Tennant delivered this performance for Touch Press’ 2012 iPad app, “The Sonnets.” Additionally, Tennant recorded recitations of sonnets #12, #18, and #71 for this app. Do you have a favorite Shakespearean sonnet

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I never tire of Harry Potter!!!

 Which Harry Potter Book was your favorite? Why?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Book Review ~ Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
About the book:
 Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison--even though she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive if she does--in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.  Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana. An NPR Best Book of 2013

My thoughts:
I loved, loved, loved this book!  This is definitely the most unique take on the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood that I have ever come across.  I think you will agree. I thought the first book in the Lunar Chronicles was good, but this was EVEN better!  And how often does that happen?  The characters of Scarlet and Wolf are introduced and you can just feel the chemistry between them from the very start. The character of Captain Carswell Thorn is also introduced - you'll learn to love him as well.  This book had me gripped from start to finish and was filled with action, adventure and a bit of romance.  I can't wait to get my hands on Cress, the third book in the Lunar Chronicles.  Marissa Meyer creates a rich world that is so captivating and descriptive that you will feel like you are really there.

Book Trailer: