Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Reading Week 2

Summer Reading 2013

Welcome to the results of Week 2, the first week of Summer Reading 2013.  41 new people signed up this week bringing the total people signed up to 140.  Out of 35 people submitting entries for this week, 27 were new.  They read 110 books this week for a totoal of 172 books so far this summer.  It's not too late to sign up and read for prizes!



Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
By Spitz, Bob
2012-08 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307272225 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Julia Child, the warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery, became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off a food revolution. In Spitz's definitive biography, Julia comes vividly--and surprisingly--to life. …More


Fire Game
Fire Game
By Stine, R. L.
Editor MacDonald, Patricia
1996-09 - Simon Pulse
9780671724818 Check Our Catalog

The first fire started almost by accident. A wastebasket fire in the school library. Jill Franks and her friends found it exciting. And it got them out of school for a few hours. Who could have guessed that the fire game would quickly spread? That one fire would lead to another? What Jill, and Andrea, and Diane, and the three boys they hung around with would find themselves caught up in the most dangerous-and deadly--game of all? …More


The Second Horror
The Second Horror
By Stine, R. L.
1994-09 - Topeka Bindery
9780613731652 Check Our Catalog

The second volume in an all-new Fear Street trilogy. Brandt thinks moving to Shadyside is great, but he hasn't heard the terrifying stories about his new home--99 Fear Street. He doesn't know about the headless bodies or bleeding walls. And he doesn't know that Cally Frasier still haunts the house and plans gruesome deaths for him and everyone close to him. …More


Dracula (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dracula (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
By Stroker, Bram
Author Stoker, Bram
Author Burroughs, Edgar Rice
2003-04 - Barnes & Noble Classics
9781593080044 Check Our Catalog

"Count Dracula" has inspired countless movies, books, and plays. But few, if any, have been fully faithful to Bram Stoker's original, best-selling novel of mystery and horror, love and death, sin and redemption. "Dracula" chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power.
Today's critics see "Dracula" as a virtual textbook on Victorian repression of the erotic and fear of female sexuality. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all.
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Bad Faith
Bad Faith
By Thurlo, Aimee
Author Thurlo, David
Author Thurlo, Aim E.
2004-11 - Minotaur Books
9780312934767 Check Our Catalog

The Devil in the Details...
Once she was Professor Mary Naughton, investigative reporter, teacher, and free spirit. Now she is Sister Agatha of Our Lady of Hope, a cloistered, financially-struggling monastery in New Mexico. As an extern-a nun who handles her order's dealings with the outside world-she is used to having her faith and newly-acquired patience tested. But when popular chaplain Father Anselm is poisoned to death in the middle of Mass, Sister Agatha has to bring all her worldly skepticism and savvy instincts to uncover the truth before scandal and unjust suspicion destroy Our Lady of Hope's future. She's up against a hostile local sheriff, an ex-lover who's never forgiven her for 'abandoning' their life together. She's got no shortage of suspects-with-secrets outside-and inside-the monastery. And she'll have to race the clock to stop one remorseless murderer before there's more hell to pay...
"Beguiling." -Publishers Weekly
"Solid, realistic...Sister Agatha may make you a believer." -Baltimore Sun
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False Witness
False Witness
By Thurlo, Aimee
Author Thurlo, David
2007-10 - Minotaur Books
9780312322120 Check Our Catalog

A simple investigative task for Sister Agatha turns out to be her deadliest situation yet when a stolen SUV crashes through the monasterys walls. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems. …More


The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life
The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life
By Tillman, Marie
2012-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446571456 Check Our Catalog


Tillman talks for the first time about her journey to remake her life after Pat Tillman's death. In it, she recalls meeting and falling in love with Pat when they were kids, his harrowing decision to join the army after 9/11, and the devastating day when she learned he'd been killed.
HPL patron:  Pretty sad, made me cry a few times, but very well written!
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John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
By Unger, Harlow Giles
2012-09 - Da Capo Press
9780306821295 Check Our Catalog


From a leading Founding Fathers historian, a masterful biography of a towering figure in the American nation's formative years.
HPL patron:  Very informative.
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The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need
The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need
By Woolfolk, Joanna
2012-11 - Taylor Trade Publishing
9781589796539 Check Our Catalog


Everyone's favorite astrology book, having sold over 700,000 copies, includes a PC- and Mac-compatible CD you can use to create your own chart! This edition still includes detailed information about how to cast your own chart the old-fashioned way and, more importantly, how to interpret it once you're finished. Better yet, the CD allows the reader to cast his or her chart in just a few minutes by inputting the date, time, and place of birth into the computer, producing a personalized astrological chart in just a few minutes.
HPL patron:  Very good, detail depiction of astrological signs.
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The Heat Seekers
The Heat Seekers
By Zane
2003-04 - Downtown Press
9780743442909 Check Our Catalog

Fast on the heels of her bestselling "Addicted, " Zane steams reading glasses with this smart and seductive novel depicting the volatile, sensual escapades of two unforgettable pairs of lovers. …More