More Reading Game Book Reviews!

The Summer Reading Game wheel keeps spinning and the book reviews are rolling in!

The Word ExchangeThe Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

“The author presents a future wherein we are even more dependent on our “hand-held devices”. As a virus infects both devices and their owners, various “Alice in Wonderland” aspects are employed as the main character races to discover the true origins of the virus, as well as the whereabouts of her new[ly]-missing father. A thought-provoking and cautionary read. Wonderfully imagined!”

Patron review, July 2015

Category: Travel & Adventure

 

2008-11-17-MichelleObamaMichelle: A Biography by Liza Mundy

” [The] book talks about Michelle’s early life as a young black girl in Chicago. Good insight into her personality, why she is the way she is, and a true look into her relationship with her husband.  Written as if you actually knew her personally.”

Patron review, July 2015

Category: Biography & Memoir

 

 

essexcountysoftcover_lgEssex County by Jeff Lemire

“I had never read a graphic novel before and truly enjoyed this book. The author was able to portray a sense of place and well-developed characters.  Though there was minimal dialogue, I was able to feel the emotions of the characters. This book was well done and I would recommend it to anyone.”

Patron review, July 2015

Category: Graphic Novel

Weekend Picks

A couple of Sundance selects that will shine on any summer day.

Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus

During a road trip through Chile, boorish American expatriate Jamie and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of unrivaled hallucinations. But during a night’s drunken stupor Jamie invites free-spirited fellow American Crystal Fairy along on their psychedelic-driven journey, and before long Crystal’s devil-may-care attitude gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for.

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Big Sur

In an attempt to heal from the deterioration caused by the pressures of sudden fame and too much alcohol,  Jack Kerouac escapes to an isolated, mist-shrouded cabin in the primitive landscape of the Big Sur woods. Instead of finding the peace he desires, he is foiled once again by his own inner demons and sets off on a visceral collision course of paranoia, sex, delirium tremens, misery and madness.

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Weekend Picks

Summer Reading Game Book Review

thumbs up and down Loved Your Book? Hated It? You can submit a book review in place of your second book for the Summer Reading Game.

Here’s our first patron book review:

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

 

“An interesting exploration of the nature of coincidence within the context of a mystery.  Good pace & suspenseful.  Could have explored the relationship between blindness & invisibility more deeply.”

Customer review, June 2015

Category: Wild Card–“Read a book from the Teen section”

 

The Summer Reading Game Has Begun!

Summer Reading Game wheel
Summer Reading Game wheel

The wheel is spinning, the books are flying off the shelves, and the reading is on!  It’s so easy to play the Adult Summer Reading Game–just spin the wheel, read a book based on your spin and a book of your choice, and drop your entry for in for weekly prize draws!  Loved your book? Hated it? Write and submit a book review in place of reading your 2nd book. Happy reading!