Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Reading-week 2



Welcome to Summer Reading 2012. At the end of the second week we had 298 people sign up! 66 people read 170 books.
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Bloodthirsty: A Lomax & Biggs Mystery Bloodthirsty: A Lomax & Biggs Mystery
By Karp, Marshall
2008-06 - MacAdam/Cage Publishing
9781596922884 Check Our Catalog


Fast-paced, razor-sharp, and intensely funny, "Bloodthirsty" reunites Detectives Lomax and Biggs--the mystery genre's new dynamic duo.
Hollywood needs to watch out who they use and abuse now.  Roger and Aggie will be there to set things right.  In this mystery Hollywood is no longer safe for those producers and directors who think the staff or wanna-be actors are free to do whatever too.
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Revan Revan
By Karpyshyn, Drew
2011-11 - Lucas Books
9780345511348 Check Our Catalog

The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that's left are nightmares--and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can't quite remember, yet can't entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. 272 pp. …More


Gun Games: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Gun Games: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
By Kellerman, Faye
2012-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062064325 Check Our Catalog

In the next exciting installment of Kellerman's "New York Times"-bestselling series, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus face off against psychopath Chris Donatti and his son, Gabe. …More


Darkfall Darkfall
By Koontz, Dean R.
Read by Lane, Christopher
2008-05 - Brilliance Corporation
9781423339403 Check Our Catalog


At first the police thought they were dealing with a psychopath or a vicious gangland war. Then, they saw the silver eyes in the night. In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches--something whose ultimate victims are young and innocent. Unabridged. 9 CDs.
Who will belive a child after suffering a minor breadkown after her mother died, that's what Penny Dawson is wondering after she starts hearing noises and seeing scary dwarf like creatures following and scaring her.  Will her father, a police detective, be able to save her and his son from the night things that are trying to silence him?
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Bleach, Volume 1 Bleach, Volume 1
By Kubo, Tite
Illustrator Kubo, Tite
2004-06 - Viz Media
9781591164418 Check Our Catalog


Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami and member of the mysterious Soul Society.
Loved it, can't wait to read it again.
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Crazy Enough: A Memoir Crazy Enough: A Memoir
By Large, Storm
2012-01 - Free Press
9781439192405 Check Our Catalog


"Crazy Enough" is performer Storm Large's rough, raw memoir about living under the pall of mental illness.
Slutty is funny!
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X Files YA #06 Fresh Bones X Files YA #06 Fresh Bones
By Martin, Les
Author Nielsen, Cliff
1997-09 - HarperEntertainment
9780064471800 Check Our Catalog

Is there life after death? There is at the Haitian refugee camp in Folkstone, North Carolina. Special Agents Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate and find themselves wrapped up in a mystery in which the victims can't seem to rest in peace. When a U.S. Marine is found wandering the state highway--several days after he was killed--it's clear that there's a dark force at work. …More


X Files YA #08 Host X Files YA #08 Host
By Martin, Les
Author Nielsen, Cliff
Illustrator Nielsen, Cliff
1997-11 - HarperEntertainment
9780064471817 Check Our Catalog

A man's body is discovered in the New Jersey sewer system, and a 'routine' murder investigation ensues. But when several workers are attacked by a vicious sewer-dwelling monster, it becomes clear that something much more sinister is going on underground. Mulder and Scully soon find themselves on the slimy trail of a creature as disgusting as it is dangerous. …More


The Judgment The Judgment
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206009 Check Our Catalog

Lewis, a "New York Times"- and "USA TODAY"-bestselling author and the top name in Amish fiction, pens a tale of two sisters struggling to find love, acceptance, and their place in the Amish community. …More


The Mercy The Mercy
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206016 Check Our Catalog

The Amish and modern worlds clash in this moving conclusion to "The Rose Trilogy" as two sisters love young men lost to the English world. …More


No Safety in Numbers No Safety in Numbers
By Lorentz, Dayna
2012-05 - Dial Books
9780803738737 Check Our Catalog


First in a series.  I won't be finishing the sereis.  I have no connection to the characters.
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The Mermaid's Mirror The Mermaid's Mirror
By Madigan, L. K.
2011-09 - Graphia Books
9780547577357 Check Our Catalog


A message. A key. A mirror. A secret world unlocked. Lena has lived her whole life near the beach, walking the shore, breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves. As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows to learn to surf. Her father forbids it. But something Lena can't identify at first--an ancient, powerful magic--keeps drawing her to the water. One day, she finally catches sight of it: a beautiful woman, with a silvery tail. Now nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerouswaves at Magic Crescent Cove.
And what Lena sees in the mermaid's mirror will change her life forever. …More


The Lola Quartet The Lola Quartet
By St John Mandel, Emily
2012-05 - Unbridled Books
9781609530792 Check Our Catalog

The last thing unemployed Gavin wants to do is return to his hometown in Florida, but he's in no position to refuse when he's offered a job by his sister to foreclose homes. When Gavin returns, he discovers the secret life of his ex-girlfriend and begins to track her down. …More


My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir
By Marshall, Garry
2012-04 - Crown Archetype
9780307885005 Check Our Catalog

In "My Happy Days in Hollywood," Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time, sharing the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the "street performer" Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others. …More


A Year in Provence A Year in Provence
By Mayle, Peter
Illustrator Clancy, Judith
1991-06 - Vintage Books USA
9780679731146 Check Our Catalog

They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provencal sun. And suddenly it happened.
Here is the month-by-month account of the charms and frustrations that Peter Mayle and his wife -- and their two large dogs -- experience their first year in the remote country of the Luberon restoring a two-centuries-old stone farmhouse that they bought on sight. From coping in January with the first mistral, which comes howling down from the Rhone Valley and wreaks havoc with the pipes, to dealing as the months go by with the disarming promises and procrastination of the local masons and plumbers, Peter Mayle delights us with his strategies for survival. He relishes the growing camaraderie with his country neighbors -- despite the rich, soupy, often impenetrable patois that threatens to separate them. He makes friends with boar hunters and truffle hunters, a man who eats foxes, and another who bites dentists; he discovers the secrets of handicapping racing goats and of disarming vipers. And he comes to dread the onslaught of tourists who disrupt his tranquillity.
In this often hilarious, seductive book Peter Mayle manages to transport us info all the earthy pleasures of Provencal life and lets us live vicariously in a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. George Lang, who was smitten, suggests: "Get a glass of marc, lean back in your most comfortable chair, and spend a delicious year in Provence."
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The Missing Girl The Missing Girl
By Mazer, Norma Fox
2008-02 - Harper Teen
9780066237763 Check Our Catalog

In this suspenseful and compelling story, Newbery Honor author Mazer ("After the Rain") offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a predator. …More


Morgan's Run Morgan's Run
By McCullough, Colleen
2002-01 - Pocket Books
9780671024185 Check Our Catalog

Following the disappearance of his only son and the death of his beloved wife, Richard Morgan is wrongly convicted of a crime and exiled to England's 18th-century penal colony in Australia. Morgan refuses to surrender to his fate, and begins a soul-trying test to survive in this hostile new land where, against all odds, he would find a new love and a new life. …More


The Thistle and the Rose The Thistle and the Rose
By McGoldrick, May
2009-07 - Createspace
9781448640331 Check Our Catalog

The brave and beautiful Celia Muir has been assigned a dangerous task--to protect the infant King James V from the approaching British army. For her clandestine mission to succeed, she has to convince a handsome Scottish warrior to help her--without surrendering to her own growing desire for him. …More


Pegasus Pegasus
By McKinley, Robin
2010-11 - Putnam Publishing Group
9780399246777 Check Our Catalog


A "New York Times"-bestselling author and Newbery Medalist ("The Hero and the Crown") delivers a gorgeously written fantasy about the friendship between a princess and her Pegasus.
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Demons in the Spring Demons in the Spring
By Meno, Joe
Illustrator Burns, Charles
Illustrator McFetridge, Geoff
2010-08 - Akashic Books
9781936070091 Check Our Catalog


"Eclectic, funny, constantly surprising--these are the things a short story collection should be allowed to be, and Joe Meno's Demons in the Spring absolutely is . . . a rich, unforgettable stew of a book."--Dave Eggers
The limited-edition hardcover of Demons in the Spring was a finalist for the 2009 Story Prize, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2008, a Time Out Chicago Best Book of 2008, and it drew starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. It is a collection of twenty short stories with illustrations by twenty artists from the fine art, graphic art, and comic book worlds.
Joe Meno is the best-selling author of five novels, including the smash hits Hairstyles of the Damned and The Boy Detective Fails (both published by Akashic Books), and two story collections. He was the winner of the 2003 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction and is a professor of creative writing at Columbia College in Chicago.
An okay assortment of short stories.  Some were really good while others fell flat.  My favorite:  Stockholm 1973.
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Deadline Deadline
By Michaels, Fern
2012-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758266033 Check Our Catalog

No sooner have Toots Loudenberry and her three best friends -- Sophie, Ida, and Mavis -- returned from Sacramento, where Sophie provided some much-needed psychic advice to the First Lady of California, when another situation demands their attention?Laura Leigh, a Hollywood starlet whose main talent seems to be landing in trouble, is missing. …More


So Far Away So Far Away
By Moore, Meg Mitchell
2012-05 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316097697 Check Our Catalog

Thirteen-year-old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape: from her parents' ugly divorce, and from vicious cyber-bullying. She discovers a dusty old diary and is inspired to unlock its secrets in an affecting story of mothers and daughters. …More





I'll Be Your Everything I'll Be Your Everything
By Murray, J. J.
2012-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758258977 Check Our Catalog

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