Summer Reading Game action continues behind the scenes! The Library staff are playing their own reading game, and writing reviews. This might help you choose your book when you spin next…
Now & forever by Mary Connealy
“Now & Forever is the second book in the Wild at Heart Series, with a story that can stand alone. This is the tale of Shannon Wilde, homesteading in the Idaho Territory of 1866. She is one of three sisters, all of whom were bullied by their father into disguising themselves as men, and serving in the Civil War.
The action in this story starts right on the first page. Shannon, out for a hike in the woods, comes face to face with Mountain Man, Matthew Tucker–and a mad grizzly bear right behind him. Since they are on the edge of a cliff, Shannon sees their only chance for survival is jumping into the river below. Unknown to Shannon, that is the Slaughter River, so named because no one has ever gone in it and survived…”
Staff review by Kemmie S., July 2015
Category: Christian Historical Romance
My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall
“Penny Marshall has written about what happened in her life without seeking praise or forgiveness or anything else from the public. She’s not perfect and she is not a saint, but she is no way claiming to be either. Penny lives by simple rules: ‘try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun’.
If you liked Laverne and Shirley or her work on The Odd Couple, or any of the movies that Penny Marshall has directed, than I think you’ll enjoy this book. It’s simple. This isn’t a masterpiece, but it’s funny, and I really recommend it.
Staff review by Kemmie S, July 2015
Category: Bios & Memoirs
My Grandfather would have shot me: a black woman discovers her family’s Nazi past by Jennifer Teege
A German-Nigerian woman finds out that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler’s List.
Fact really can be stranger than fiction! Not only is Teege the mixed-race offspring of a brutal racist, but she has a strong connection to Israel, having spent years there learning Hebrew and immersing herself in its culture and history.
Interesting observations on the parallels between what descendants of war criminals and descendants of their victims go through.
I liked the way the first person account was interspersed with observations by the interviewer.
Staff review by Luise M-J, July 2015
Category: Bios & Memoirs
The Adult Summer Reading Game continues until August 18, with a prize draw every week, and a grand prize draw for a Kobo Arc at the end of the game! Stop in to the 2nd floor of the Library to play.