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Hugo Award Winner: The Calculating Stars (Mary Robinette Kowal)

On the night of August 18, at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland, the 2019 Hugo Award Winners were announced. For those who don’t know, the Hugo Awards are presented annually by the by the World Science Fiction Society for the best work in Science Fiction or Fantasy published in the previous [...]

By | September 5th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

Take the guilt out of “guilty pleasure” reading

  We've all done it - I know I have.  Someone asks us what we like to read, and even if we're honest, we might mention certain genres sheepishly or with the caveat, "Yeah, that's one of my guilty pleasures."  Why do we sometimes feel guilt or shame for reading what we want to read?  [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good Talk

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacobs (2018; 355 pages) Mira Jacobs starts this book with a conversation she had with her biracial (half-Jewish, half-Indian) 6-year-old son who is starting to get obsessed with Michael Jackson. Like all children, he has a lot of questions: “Who taught Michael Jackson to dance?” “Is that [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From Page to Screen Guide

Books have been made into movies and television shows so often in the last few years that it can sometimes be a surprise to learn that a given media property isn't based on a bestselling novel. With the spring release of the film After, the 2014 novel by Anna Todd has seen a burst in [...]

By | August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have You Tried Playaways?

Have you tried Playaways? Playaway audiobooks are self-contained devices that play audiobooks. They run on a battery (provided by the library at check out), so you can just plug in headphones or connect to your car stereo with a male to male cable and go! We've even got cables you can check out to connect [...]

By | August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill By Abbi Waxman 2019, 332 pages   As I was straightening the Lucky Duck books last Monday evening, I happened upon The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.  It was initially the contrasting teal and goldenrod coloring that drew my eye and then the title piqued my interest.  Once I [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’ll Be Charmed by Evvie Drake

If you're looking for a super charming, cozy but not TOO cozy story set in a picturesque small town, pick up Evvie Drake. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (2019; 304 pages). Evvie was leaving her husband. She had packed bags, she had a plan of where she would go, she was loading up [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal (1982) Jim Henson’s cult classic fantasy movie is set in an ambiguous “another world, another time.”  The Dark Crystal followed Jen and Kira, last survivors of the Gelfling race, and their mission to restore a missing shard from the Dark Crystal before an apocalyptic planetary conjunction.  But their quest will take them [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Find Your Favorite Genre in Our Catalog

Are you a genre reader? Do you gravitate toward mysteries or is fantasy your special favorite? Our PAC (public access catalog) can help you find books in your favorite fiction genres! Your first step is to do a search in the catalog for "fiction". If you're starting from our main webpage, you're going to want [...]

By | August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Miracle Creek – a dizzying mystery and courtroom drama

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, 2019 (369 pages) eBook copy from Overdrive/Libby Playaway copy Also in our Lucky Duck collection! Everyone in town has the same question: What really happened that night?  Several lives were forever altered by a fiery explosion in an old barn, home to a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chamber that looked [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments