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  2. fastcompany:

    Kids Need A Flashlight To Read This Adorable Pop-up Book

    Motion Silhouette tells a story through its shadows.

    Reading by flashlight when you’re supposed to be asleep is practically a rite of passage for kids. An adorable new children’s book celebrates that tradition.

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    (via mashable)

     

  3. Review written by one of our patrons

    Title: You Should Have Known
    Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz

    Summary: A therapist writes a book about how to spot a problem man immediately and soon finds out how little she knows her husband.

    Rating:★ ★ ★ ★
    Review: Good, suspenseful, a bit wordier than it needed to be.

     

  4. cheshirelibrary:

    Where will you travel to?

     

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  6. Review written by one of our patrons

    Title: I’ll Be Right There
    Author: Kyung-Sook Shin

    Summary: Four young adults in Korea working through friendship, love, and life in general.

    Rating:★ ★ ★ ★
    Review: Good, but not as good as her previous one, Please Look After Mom.

     

  7. Review written by one of our patrons

    Title: Miles to Go
    Author: Richard Paul Evans

    Summary: This book continues the story started in “The Walk.” Alan intends to walk from Seattle to Key West after his life collapses. Much of this book is spent in Spokane as he recovers from injuries sustained in a mugging.

    Rating:★ ★ ★
    Review: I liked the first book better. This one had many coincidences that were hard to swallow and some almost immediate turn-arounds in intentions.

     


  8. WHEN SOMEONE ASKS IF THE FAULT IN OUR STARS IS AVAILABLE

    librarianproblems:

    Submitted by friendswoodya 

    Your chances of getting your hands on a copy of The Fault in Our Stars before autumn may be slim, but there’s no reason to despair! Check out these lists of TFIOS Read-Alikes. There’s bound to be something you’ll love (that’s available RIGHT NOW on the shelf!) in one of these:

     

  9. The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart.

    Explore the plants that make the world’s great drinks! Amy Stewart will be joining the Farmington Library for a Skype chat about her book this Tuesday, July 29. 7:00 p.m. Main Library (12 Mile) in the auditorium.

     

  10. Review written by one of our patrons

    Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
    Author: Leslye Walton

    Summary: Ava Lavender is born with wings and grows up in a strange family.

    Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Review: Beautiful story of generations of different women and how they live with their gifts.

     

  11. Review written by one of our patrons

    Title: Stranded
    Author: Jeff Probst

    Summary: Four siblings are sailing on their uncle’s sailboat when they are caught in a storm and become shipwrecked.

    Rating:★ ★ ★
    Review: Good suspense and keep the reader interested.

     

  12. This is Betti who is my oldest cat. She's the mum of Melly & Trey. I found her as a kitten living with my chickens and took me 4 months to catch her.
    This is Arya who was dumped at a vets. She's still only a baby and doesn't leave my side when I'm home.
    This is Trey who was born handicapped. Melly is his sister and Betti is his mum.
    We found Forest walking around the streets where I live. She was skinny and very pregnant. She's Kittens mum.
    This is Shadow-Bean who we took from a family that lived near my aunty. He had hair missing and was covered in glue and turps.
    This is Melly who is Trey's sister and Betti's baby. She's very timid but really just wants to be loved.
    This is Kit short for Kitten who is Forests baby. He's a majestic and cuddly fur ball.

    tilly-and-her-books:

    Me and saving-pages were talking about our cats and these are all of my rescue cats! Betti, Arya, Trey, Forest, Shadow-Bean, Melly and Kitten. (There’s some information about all of them on the individuals photos captions but anything else you wanna know about my wonderful kitties just message me!)

    If you’re ever looking at getting a pet always look for a rescue first. I can assure you that a lot of rescue pets are so grateful and just as amazing. A majority of my pets from chickens to horses are rescues and they are all wonderful animals!

     


  13. "

    The problem with reading is that we are never talking about reading to learn, we are almost always talking about reading for pleasure, while at the same time nervously worrying about and sneering about the idea that reading is a fun and pleasurable activity instead of a higher calling. We’re very neurotic about this. We aren’t talking about reading a shelf of history books or psychology manuals, we’re talking novels…but what if they’re the wrong novels? Or what if they’re the right novels, but you don’t read them in the right way? Or what if you read Dickens, but you keep wandering off to watch goofy shit on the internet (That’s me).

    What winds up happening is, we worry and grumble about people not reading, then turn around and worry and grumble about the sanctity and power of reading, and the way we must approach it with reverence or it might not count or something. And essentially what this does is suck all the pleasure out of reading.

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    — from We Love and We Hate Reading For Pleasure by Peter Damien (via bookriot)
     

  14. Review written by one of our patrons

    Title: Rainbow Valley
    Author: L.M. Montgomery

    Summary: A continuation on the Anne of Green Gables series that focuses on Anne’s children and their next door neighbors.

    Rating:★ ★ ★
    Review: A little slow at the beginning, but overall a sweet read.

     

  15. Review written by Patricia V.

    Title: The Night Bookmobile
    Author: Audrey Niffenegger

    Summary: TA woman wandering through northwest Chicago in the dead of night stumbles upon a bookmobile with surprisingly familiar titles.

    Rating:★ ★ ★
    Review: Niffenegger says in the afterward to this book that it is “a cautionary tale of the seductions of the written word.” The story is a bit dark, especially towards the end. The illustrations are interesting and help move the story along.

     
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