Or a Thrilling List of Horrors?
To me, nothing is quite as fun to read as a thriller. They allow you to watch people flirt with death, race against time, and make impossible decisions. You get to wear the mind of the insane or escape from monsters. Sometimes a really good one will get under your skin and keep you up at night wondering if something as evil as what you've read could exist somewhere out there in a forgotten nook of our great, wide world. Thrillers are all about suspense, adrenaline, and surprise. Below you will find some of my favorites.
The public television series Masterpiece delivers both original shows and literary adaptations to PBS on a regular basis, and, arguably, those shows are some of the most quality programming you can find: compelling acting, excellent writing, sensuous costuming, and lush scenes of the British countryside. Nobody does rolling hillsides like Masterpiece does! Check out the literary origins of these particular shows, which are even better – hard to believe, right? – than their television counterparts.
Sometimes you need a bit of inspiration for packing lunches for work or school. The following cookbooks will provide just that spark to liven up your lunch break. The recipes are for meals that not only pack well, but are healthy, tasty, and several steps more interesting than the standard turkey and cheese sandwich.
It’s been over a year since the great musical icon, Prince passed away. Check out some of these books that Prince fans and book readers are sure to love:
"Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show." - Going Postal
On New Year's Eve in the year 2000, my father and I sat down to watch the classic science fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. While watching it, we commented on how many of the technologies in the movie had either been surpassed or were still too fanciful to have occurred. We decided, in short, that we were living in the future. With each new generation, the future changes but even more fantastic ideas get presented in science fiction. Take for instance, the comparison of communicators in the original Star Trek TV series to iPhones.
Books to inspire girls and women to reach their full potential
Feeling dissatisfied with the obstacles that prevent women from reaching their full potential? Looking for a way to make a difference and inspire your child and the world around you to appreciate the contributions women make in society? Use these splendid resources as a tool to build confidence and gain a deeper understanding of women in the world.For Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)
Strong Women in the Age of Courtship
The long storied "debutante season" has been played out in countless movies and TV shows including Downton Abbey, The Buccaneers, and more. While now extinct, the tradition of the "social season" involved a young woman entering society and "coming out" in order to be officially eligible to marry. These historical novels start at the height of the social scene in the late 1800's to its eventual demise after World War II.
YA Books Written In Verse
In my conversations with library customers, I've noticed folks feel pretty strongly about poetry - both positively and negatively. There are quite a few who believe "poetry's just not for me". I love proving people wrong! Done well, poetry can convey ideas in a new and fresh way. Done amazingly well, those ideas can be connected into an entire story. Just in time for National Poetry Month, here are some amazing books written in verse.
LGBTQ narratives set in the 'gay times' of yesteryear
Here is your chance to read fiction, biographies and historical selections set in gay times long gone. As you read them, rack up your nostalgia by listening to the lyrics of Fela Kuti and La Sonora Matancera or the sounds of Banjo music and Violin Blues by African American fiddlers. The combination will surely transport you to another time.