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The rain held off long enough for Natalie to do Story Time in the Park this week. She had a great group of kids and parents. We plan to continue offering these story times, weather permitting. Bring your preschoolers and join Natalie Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Remember to bring something to sit on.
I’m smack dab in the middle of the third Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, The Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima. Mattie Cobb is a young detective in Colorado whose partner, Robo, is a well-trained German Shepherd. Each book centers around a murder, but maybe most interesting thing is watching Mattie grow and deal with her past. These are quick reads, but they end making me want to read another one. To date we have five and number six should be out soon.
The final four in September’s Library Reads list includes The Roommate by Rosie Danan. “When Clara decides to move from New York to LA to live with her forever crush/childhood best friend Everett, he tells her he is going on the road with his band all summer, but not to worry, he has a roommate lined up for her. This roommate, it turns out, works in the adult entertainment industry. This one is for readers who enjoyed My Favorite Half-Night Stand (Lauren).” (9-15) Afton Finley
Yaa Gyasi’s latest is Transcendent Kingdom. “Gyasi is a force of a writer and in her new novel, Gifty is a Ph.D. student of neuroscience fueled by the need to understand her brother’s addiction and mother’s depression. This is for fans of Imagine Me Gone (Haslet) and Chemistry (Wang).” (9-1) Kari Bingham-Gutierrez
Well Played is by Jen DeLuca. “Upon hearing of Simon and Emily’s engagement, best fiend Stacey is jolted into reevaluating her own life. Stacey reaches out to her old Ren Faire fame, Dex, but accidently connects with Daniel, Dex’s cousin. When their friendly messages turn into something more, Stacey is faced with a surprise upon learning the identity of her online paramour. This is for readers who enjoyed 99 Percent Mine (Thome).” (9-22) Morgan Malyn
I’m looking forward to reading The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives by Nancy Pearl and Jef Schwager. “As someone who loves reading, books, and talking about books, this was perfect for me. I found it fascinating o get a glimpse of what books influenced such an eclectic group of writers. It made me look at my own reading history and at books and reading in a different way. This is for fans of My Life with Bob (Paul).” (9-8) Joseph Jones
Two new fiction titles are on the best seller list this week. In Daniel Steel’s Royal, it’s 1943 and 17-year-old Princess Charlotte assumes a new identity in the country and falls in love. The other new one is JR Ward’s The Jackal. In the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, Nyx searches for her sister in a lost prison camp and meets a man known as the Jackal.
Helen Thompson, Director - Mount Pleasant Library