Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Reading Week 1

Welcome to Summer Reading 2012. At the end of the first week we had 258 people sign up! 31 people read 63 books.
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Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave
By Rinaldi, Ann
2002-11 - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
9780689851872 Check Our Catalog

Based on the extraordinary true story of one young woman's path to freedom, this book chronicles the life of one of George and Martha Washington's house slaves. Oney Judge holds a special place in the Washington home, but she is still considered their property. Oney resolves to take what is rightfully hers--her freedom.
One of the best books ever written. Gives good insight from a writer to a poet starting out.

Treachery in Death Treachery in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2011-07 - Berkley
9780425242612 Check Our Catalog

Detective Eve Dallas' partner, Peabody, overhears two fellow officers arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down. …More

Letters to a Young Poet Letters to a Young Poet
By Rilke, Rainer Maria
2008-11 -
9781607960263 Check Our Catalog

Every page is stamped with Rilke's characteristic grace, and the book is free of the breathless effect that occasionally mars his poetry. His ideas on gender and the role of the artist are also surprisingly prescient. And even his retrograde comment on the "beauty of the virgin" (which the poet derives from the fact that she "has not yet achieved anything") is counterbalanced by his perception that "the sexes are more related than we think." Those looking for an alluring image of the solitary artist--and for an astonishing quotient of wisdom--will find both in Letters to a Young Poet. …More

Promises in Death Promises in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2009-07 - Berkley
9780425228944 Check Our Catalog

Amarylis Coltraine had recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's killed with her own weapon, Eve Dallas faces down a copy killer. …More

Stolen Prey Stolen Prey
By Sandford, John
2012-05 - Putnam Adult
9780399157684 Check Our Catalog

In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed. To Lucas Davenport, it looks an awful lot like the drug killings he's seen. But this is an upscale town, and a victim was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn't seem to fit. Until it does. …More

Come Home Come Home
By Scottoline, Lisa
2012-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312380823 Check Our Catalog

Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her "New York""Times" bestsellers "Save Me," "Think Twice," and "Look Again." Now, with her new novel, "Come Home, " she ratchets up the suspense with the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past. …More

Erratum Erratum
By Sorrells, Walter
2008-10 - Dutton Children's Books
9780525478324 Check Our Catalog

When Jessica Sternhagen walks into a bookstore and finds a volume entitled "Her Lif" waiting for her, she thinks itas a joke. Who left the book for her? And shouldnat the title be "Her Life"? This printeras error turns out to be the first in a series of bizarre happenings. As Jessica reads, she realizes life is about to radically change. This stunning thriller by master storyteller Walter Sorrells raises as many questions as it answers about the power of books, the importance of free thought, and the potential our decisions have to changeaand even saveathe world.
Great book!  Full of magic and mystery.

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, Volume 1: Origins The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries, Volume 1: Origins
By Smith, L. J.
Author Williamson, Kevin
Author Plec, Julie
2010-11 - Turtleback Books
9780606149730 Check Our Catalog

Written in a diary format from the point of view of smoldering vampire Stefan Salvatore, "Stefan's Diaries" tells the story, as depicted on "The Vampire Diaries" television show, of the love triangle that would change the Salvatore brothers' lives forever. …More

Echoes Echoes
By Steel, Danielle
2005-09 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440240785 Check Our Catalog

Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal...and of three generations of women as they journey though years of loss and survival, linked by an indomitable devotion that echoes across time.
For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter Beata, it was also a summer of awakening. By the glimmering waters of Lake Geneva, the quiet Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love. Knowing that her parents would never accept her marriage to a Catholic, Beata followed her heart anyway. And as the two built a new life together, Beata's past would stay with her in ways she could never have predicted. For as the years pass, and Europe is once again engulfed in war, Beata must watch in horror as Hitler's terror threatens her life and family--even her eighteen-year-old daughter Amadea, who has taken on the vows of a Carmelite nun.
For Amadea, the convent is no refuge. As family and friends are swept away without a trace, Amadea is forced into hiding. Thus begins a harrowing journey of survival, as she escapes into the heart of the French Resistance. Here Amadea will find a renewed sense of purpose, taking on the most daring missions behind enemy lines. And it is here, in the darkest moments of fear, that Amadea will feel her mother's loving strength--and that of her mother's mother before her-as the voices of lost loved ones echo powerfully in her heart. And here, amid the fires of war, Amadea will meet an extraordinary man, British secret agent Rupert Montgomery. In Colonel Montgomery, Amadea finds a man who will help her discover her place in an unbreakable chain between generations...and between her lost family and her dreams for the future--a future she is only just beginning to imagine: a future of hope rooted in the rich soil of the past.
With the grace of a master storyteller, Danielle Steel breathes life into history, creating a bold, sweeping tale filled with unforgettable characters and breathtaking images--from the elegant rituals of Europe's prewar aristocracy to the brutal desperation of Germany's death camps. Drawing us into a vanished world, Echoes weaves an intricate tapestry of a mother's love, a daughter's courage...and the unwavering faith that sustained them--even in history's darkest hour.

"From the Hardcover edition. …More

To Desire a Wilde To Desire a Wilde
By Terry, Kimberly Kaye
2011-04 - Kimani Press
9780373862092 Check Our Catalog

Shilah Wilde's home, Wilde Ranch, is always where his heart is. So when its future is threatened, he's the first to defend the sprawling Western spread--even if it means going head to head against veterinarian Ellie Crandall. Original. …More

To Love a Wilde To Love a Wilde
By Terry, Kimberly Kaye
2011-03 - Kimani Press
9780373862054 Check Our Catalog

Yasmine Taylor has never forgotten her roots growing up on a Wyoming ranch, or Holt Wilde, her gorgeous teenage crush. He's grown into a sinfully sexy bad boy who's left a trail of broken hearts. Can Holt convince Yasmine his rowdy days are over? Original. …More

Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King
By Tyldesley, Joyce
2012-03 - Basic Books
9780465020201 Check Our Catalog

I loved it.  Very interesting and informational.

The Shack The Shack
By Young, William Paul
2008-07 - Windblown Media
9780964729230 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

A grieving father receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him to meet in the Oregon wilderness where his daughter has been abducted and murdered. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" Windblown Media …More