Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Reading week 6


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 6.  This week 33 people submitted entries, and 11 were new!  They read 123 books.  So far 95 people have submitted 563 entries, and 200 people have registered.



52 Loaves: A Half-Baked Adventure
52 Loaves: A Half-Baked Adventure
By Alexander, William
2011-10 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781616200503 Check Our Catalog

William Alexander is determined to bake the perfect loaf of bread. He tasted it long ago, in a restaurant, and has been trying to reproduce it ever since. Without success. Now, on the theory that practice makes perfect, he sets out to bake peasant bread every week until he gets it right. He bakes his loaf from scratch. And because Alexander is nothing if not thorough, he really means from scratch: growing, harvesting, winnowing, threshing, and milling his own wheat.
An original take on the six-thousand-year-old staple of life, "52 Loaves" explores the nature of obsession, the meditative quality of ritual, the futility of trying to re-create something perfect, our deep connection to the earth, and the mysterious instinct that makes all of us respond to the aroma of baking bread.
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Fever 1793
Fever 1793
By Anderson, Laurie Halse
2002-03 - Aladdin Paperbacks
9780689848919 Check Our Catalog


In 1793 the Cook Coffeehouse outside of Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook loses her childhood playmate to the fever and struggles to keep her family and its business alive.
HPL patron:  In this book the main character, Mattie, has to grow up and learn how to be a woman at an early age while the Yellow Fever creeps closer to her home.  It is a very good book.
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Ill Wind
Ill Wind
By Barr, Nevada
2004-06 - Berkley
9780425197257 Check Our Catalog

The third novel featuring national park ranger Anna Pigeon finds her dealing with three mysteries in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park: an inexplicable illness that's infecting visitors, a child's mysterious death, and the murder of a friend. Reissue. …More


The Night Ranger
The Night Ranger
By Berenson, Alex
2013-02 - Putnam Adult
9780399159725 Check Our Catalog

Wells enters new territory, as he goes underground in East Africa to track four kidnapped Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them, in the tough, thoughtful, electrifying new novel from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. …More


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
By Brashares, Ann
2003-03 - Ember
9780385730587 Check Our Catalog


Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn't look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they're great. She'd "love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they're fabulous. Lena decides they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything), thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs they decide to form a sisterhood, and take the vow of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And now the journey of the pants-and the most memorable summer of their lives-begins.
HPL patron:  This book is about a powerful friendship between four girls, who all go on their own unique adventures while sending the pants from friend to friend.  I would suggest reading it.
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Christmas Roses
Christmas Roses
By Cabot, Amanda
2012-09 - Fleming H. Revell Company
9780800720049 Check Our Catalog

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Homicide in Hardcover
Homicide in Hardcover
By Carlisle, Kate
2009-06 - Wheeler Publishing
9781597229913 Check Our Catalog

San Francisco rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright suddenly finds herself accused of murder after her mentor is discovered dead on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. Now Brooklyn must read the clues he left behind if she is going to restore justice. First in a new series. Original. …More


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life
By Carlson, Richard
1997-01 - Don't Sweat Press
9780786881857 Check Our Catalog


From the co-author of the bestselling Handbook of the Soul comes a collection of short essays on attaining peace of mind by learning to let go of small aggravations.
HPL patron:  Boring.
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X That Ex: Making a Clean Break When It's Over
X That Ex: Making a Clean Break When It's Over
By Carmichael, Kristin
2012-11 - Hunter House Publishers
9780897936408 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  Good advice given.
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The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers
The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers
By Chapman, Gary
2010-04 - Northfield Publishers
9780802473134 Check Our Catalog


Dr. Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live; explains the developmental changes; and give tools to help parents identify and appropriately communicate in their teens' love language. He includes practical tips on loving teens effectively and explores key issues in their lives.
HPL patron:  Loved this book.  I learned a lot especially what I did wrong while my kids were teens, but now I can help with my grandkids.
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The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
By Chopra, Deepak
2005-09 - Three Rivers Press (CA)
9781400098347 Check Our Catalog


Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are. We are still mysteries to ourselves, despite the proximity of these answers, and what we most long to know remains lodged deep inside.
We all want to know how to find a soul mate, what career would be most fulfilling, how to live a life with meaning, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. "The Book of Secrets--a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time--provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that.
Because answers to the questions at the center of life are counterintuitive, they are often hidden from view, sequestered from our everyday gaze. In his ongoing quest to elevate our experience, bestselling author Deepak Chopra has isolated fifteen secrets that drive the narrative of this inspiring book--and of our lives. From "The World Is in You" and "What You Seek, You Already Are" to "Evil Is Not Your Enemy" and "You Are Truly Free When You Are Not a Person,"" The Book of Secrets is rich with insights, a priceless treasure that can transport us beyond change to transformation, and from there to a sacred place where we can savor the nectar of enlightenment.
""The Book of Secrets is the finest and most profound of Deepak Chopra's books to date. Want the answers to the secrets of life? Let me recommend that you start right here." -- Ken Wilber, author of "A Brief History of Everything

"From the Hardcover edition.
HPL patron:  Lacking-did not hold my attention.
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City of Glass
City of Glass
By Clare, Cassandra
2010-08 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781416972259 Check Our Catalog

The final installment of the "New York Times"-bestselling series. To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters--never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. …More


City of Lost Souls
City of Lost Souls
By Clare, Cassandra
2012-05 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781442416864 Check Our Catalog


The "New York Times"-bestselling Mortal Instruments continues. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters.
HPL patron:  Read them all, love them.
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Stay Close
Stay Close
By Coben, Harlan
2012-03 - Dutton Books
9780525952275 Check Our Catalog


Master of domestic suspense Coben ("Live Wire") delivers his trademark combination of pulse-pounding thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities.
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Mockingjay
Mockingjay
By Collins, Suzanne
2010-08 - Scholastic Press
9780439023511 Check Our Catalog


Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking "The Hunger Games" trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
HPL Patron:  Not nearly as well done as the first two books in the series.  The story seems jumpy because Katniss' motives and feelings aren't as clearly portrayed.  I read it because I wanted to find out what happens to Peeta.
HPL patron:  Awesome book!  Loved the series.  Held my interest.
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Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week
Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week
By D'Arabian, Melissa
Photographer Fink, Ben
With Pelzel, Raquel
2012-08 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9780307985149 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


For home cooks who care about what they feed their families and want to stretch their dollars, this guide includes 140 recipes and more than 100 creative, practical tips on great money-savers, inventive takes on old standby dinners, and how to get ingredients to last longer.
HPL patron:  Beautiful pictures, economical recipes.
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Uptown
Uptown
By DeBerry, Virginia
Author Grant, Donna
2010-03 - Touchstone Books
9781439137765 Check Our Catalog

When money, power, and real estate are at stake, family bonds and loyalties are strained to the breaking point. …More


What Happened to Goodbye
What Happened to Goodbye
By Dessen, Sarah
2011-05 - Viking
9780670012947 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad have been on the move--four towns in two years. Each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is.
HPL patron:  This book is about a girl who moves from place to place with her dad, while at home she has a complicated life with her mom and stepdad.  This book is highly recommended.
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Death of an Old Master (CL)
Death of an Old Master (CL)
By Dickinson, David
2004-01 - Carroll & Graf Publishers
9780786713066 Check Our Catalog


In "Death of an Old Master," it is Titian and a host of other Renaissance painters that command the attention of author Dickinson and his discreet society investigator Lord Powerscourt.
HPL patron:  A suspensful murder that was full of intriguing events unfolding.  In the end, I couldn't have guessed who had murdered and why.  Total surprise.
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The Robe
The Robe
By Douglas, Lloyd
2011-06 - Oxford City Press
9781849023887 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  A novel about another terrible era in history not unlike our own.  30 years of diligent inquiry into the career of his friendship of more value than their blood.  I love the ending npart of where she slipped between two of the guards, tossed the robe into the old man's arm.
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Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
By Dyer, Wayne W.
2012-02 - Hay House
9781401937270 Check Our Catalog


"Wishes Fulfilled" is designed to take readers on a voyage of discovery, wherein they can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that they possess within them and create a life in which all that they imagine for themselves becomes a present fact.
HPL patron:  Great read!
HPL patron:  Great book!
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Red Stacks Over the Horizon
Red Stacks Over the Horizon
By Elliott, James
2003-06 - William Caxton Limited
9780940473317 Check Our Catalog

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Can't Stand the Heat
Can't Stand the Heat
By Ellis, Shelly
2013-04 - Dafina Books
9780758290366 Check Our Catalog

In her fantastically fun new series, Ellis' debut novel introduces a Kardashian-style family of money-hungry women who are determined to have it all. Over three generations, the Gibbons women of Chesterton have built their reputation as a family of shameless--but refined--gold diggers. But now one of them is abandoning the tradition. …More


Why Him? Why Her?
Why Him? Why Her?
By Fisher, Helen
2010-01 - Holt McDougal
9780805091526 Check Our Catalog


One of the world's leading experts on romantic love unlocks the hidden code of desire and attachment, helping readers to use nature's chemistry to find and keep their life partner.
HPL patron:  Too much-not real for all.
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