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West University Book Group-December 3

Please join us to discuss Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John Le Carré.  Wednesday December 3, 2014.  

Book Hunters in Brief #46: Books for People Who Aren't Afraid of Being Scared

Nobody really knows why some of us get such pleasure from being scared out of wits, but writers like Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Clive Barker, and others have made comfortable livings making us uncomfortable. In honor of the holiday, HCPL's Book Hunters offer some ghoulishly good reads that are definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Lunch 'n' Lit: Empty Mansions

All adults are welcome to join our monthly book group. We will discuss Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman on November 13 at 1 PM. We will conclude the meeting with a 30 minute Q&A session with the author via the online chat service Skype. Feel free to bring your lunch or nibble on the provided snacks while enjoying a good discussion. 

 

The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik

The Great UpheavalThis is a very long audiobook - 31.5 hours on 26 discs.  But this history of three countries in revolution and on the brink of creating a modern age is so captivating yo

Watch and Read!


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I’ve been spending time watching Masterpiece Mystery on PBS. First they were doing Agatha Christie mysteries and that was great of course. Then they started the Inspector Lewis mysteries, which are inspired by Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse series. Next they’re running Death comes to Pemberly. So you can watch and then get the book from us, or you can read the books, and then watch the series on demand or DVD. Either way, check these out as they’re all good. 

 

Looking for Something a Little on the Spooky Side?

 

It is that time of year when we look for the spooky, the abnormal, the things that will frighten us and go bump in the night.  I put together a list to help you get into the Halloween spirit.  What scary romance novels are your favorites?

 

 

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Creepy Graphic Novels for Halloween

I love Halloween because it marks the holiday season (hooray for cooler weather!) and it gives me an excuse to watch and read all things scary. This post is dedicated to graphic novels of the eerie variety. Check these out if you're in the mood for something creepy!

Rocket Girl: The Cool Story To Back Up The Name

rocket girlJet-packs, time travel and crime fighting, what else could you ask for?  In the first volume of Rocket Girl you get all three, and an introduction into a fun new series. 

No Waiting for Bill O'Reilly

Killing PattonWhen Bill O'Reilly comes out with a new "killing" book, the library request list skyrockets. His latest Killing Patton has over 200 requests today. But, the earlier "killing" books are available - no wait list! Try out Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, or Killing Jesus while you're waiting for Killing Patton.

Book Hunters in Brief #45: TV's Grimm and Fairy Tales for the Big Kids

For a long time, most of us thought of fairy tales as pure kidstuff, but it wasn't always thus. They started out as folk tales and they were decidedly un-Disney-like. Now, they've come full circle and you can find fairy tales for grown-ups all over TV, as well as, on the shelves of your favorite library. HCPL's Book Hunters thinks that's a good thing.

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