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The History of a Language

Would you be surprised to find out Shakespeare's works are written in Modern English? It's true! Modern English started in about 1450. Granted, Shakespeare's time included the early years of the Modern English period (1450-1800), while we live in the Late Modern English period (1800 onward). There are some differences, but not many. See for yourself

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Annihilation: One Bizzare, Fantastic, Wild Ride.

AnnihilationIf you're looking for something different than your traditional space opera, or the popular dystopian fiction, then give Annihilation a try.

 

 

 

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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Our twelve year old detective, Flavia de Luce, lives on her family’s run down estate in post WWII England. At the beginning of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches she is awaiting the return of her mother who disappeared years ago. While she is with the rest of her family at the train station a man tries to speak to Flavia. Then he suddenly falls under the train. Or is he pushed? Flavia is charming as always, cynical and witty, yet young enough to give her bike a name and personality. Secrets about Flavia’s family are revealed and the stage is set for future stories. 

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Book Hunters in Brief #17 - Game of Thrones

Book Hunters in Brief Game of Thrones GraphicIf you love Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, HCPL’s Book Hunters recommend:
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss
Why? Epic fantasy fiction with good character development, magic and battles....

Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

Title to be discussed: Shakespeare: The World as StageShakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 13, 6:30pm.  Summary: "Bryson offers a portrait of the Bard, presented in the style of a travelogue based on interviews with actors, the curator of Shakespeare's birthplace, and academics. The account also shares the author's recollections of his...

The Dinosaur Feather

There is a mystery in The Dinosaur Feather but the main focus of this Danish novel is the character development. Anna Bella Nor is working furiously on her PhD dissertation. Then one of her academic advisors, Dr. Lars Helland, is found dead with her thesis on his lap. Anna deals with the police detective, and her toddler while she worries about her studies. Along the way she discovers some unsettling truths about her childhood, and then starts to investigate the murder herself. I enjoyed this award winning mystery and I’ll look forward to any future translations of S.J....

RITA Nominees

It Had to be YouEvery year, I write a blog about the nominees for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA© Awards, and it’s that time again.  For those that are unfamiliar, these awards are given in 9 different categories (historical, inspirational, paranormal, etc.)  to the best of romance published in 2013.  There have been many changes this year, from the elimination of the novel with strong romantic elements category to the inclusion of an erotic romance category.  Despite these changes, many wonderful authors and novels are nominated this year, and I can’t wait to see who takes home the prize.  Awards will be given out on July 26th; be sure to check back here for the complete list of w...

MacGyver is back!

MacgyverAre you a fan of the classic 80's and 90's TV show MacGyver?  Well he's back in Comic Book form!

 

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Crosby Book Club

Please join us in the meeting room on Friday, April 11 at 2 pm, to discuss The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly.  Described as "a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit", Connelly's book takes the reader to exotic Burma for an unforgettable, harrowing, and uplifting story. 

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Bear Creek Book Club

                                       Tonight at 7:00 pm

                             This month's book selection is

              The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  

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