Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Reading Week 7


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 7.  This week 30 people submitted entries, and 7 were new!  They read 97 books.  So far 102 people have submitted 660 entries, and 209 people have registered, 9 just this week.



The Way to Write for Children: An Introduction to the Craft of Writing Children's Literature
The Way to Write for Children: An Introduction to the Craft of Writing Children's Literature
By Aiken, Joan
1998-11 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312200480 Check Our Catalog

Revised and updated, this essential and practical guide by an award-winning children's author explains how to write books for children, from where to look to inspiration to practical advice on how to create characters and structure a plot. …More


Haven Creek
Haven Creek
By Alers, Rochelle
2013-05 - Forever
9781455501397 Check Our Catalog

After architect Morgan Dane is offered her dream jobNthe restoration of historic Angels Landing Plantation on beautiful Cavanaugh IslandNher life takes an unexpected turn. Morgan returns to Haven Creek and is reunited with a schoolmate, carpenter Nathaniel Shaw. The wallflower he knew in high school has grown into a beautiful woman. Original. …More


Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
By Alexander, Eben
2012-10 - Simon & Schuster
9781451695182 Check Our Catalog


This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
HPL patron:  Very enlightening book.  "God and the soul are real, and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition."
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Say It with Roses
Say It with Roses
By Archer, Devon Vaughn
2013-03 - Kimani Press
9780373863006 Check Our Catalog

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Aunt Dimity Digs in
Aunt Dimity Digs in
By Atherton, Nancy
1999-03 - Penguin Books
9780140275698 Check Our Catalog

The favorite ghost of cozy mystery lovers unearths the sinister secrets of the idyllic town of Finch. …More


Aunt Dimity's Good Deed
Aunt Dimity's Good Deed
By Atherton, Nancy
1996-10 - Viking Books
9780670867158 Check Our Catalog

Imagine a scene of rural serenity, a night scene. Above the mountains surrounding this faraway place, the stars are a menagerie of silver flickering motes. Imagine a solitary ranch, a man and a woman asleep. It would be hard to fathom a purer vision of people at peace in the natural world. Who could foresee that this tranquility would be so brutally shattered by the night visitors? When Grant hears of the campaign of malice being waged against his only living relatives, he abandons Rome and a crumbling marriage to do what he can to help them. His brash confidence is quickly bruised as the night visits escalate in violence, and the death of Giovanni Trentas, a dear family friend found mutilated in a gorge above the ranch, takes on new meaning. When his aunt presents him with Giovanni's legacy - an old cigar box filled with letters, photos, and seemingly random knick-knacks - Grant finds himself in possession of a puzzle that might hold the answers to much more than Giovanni's death. Grant's unfolding passion for Giovanni's daughter, Helen, forces him to choose between loyalty and love as the night terrors come to their catastrophic end. …More


Yotsuba&!, Volume 1
Yotsuba&!, Volume 1
By Azuma, Kiyohiko
2009-09 - Yen Press
9780316073875 Check Our Catalog

"First published in Japan in 2003 by Media Works Inc., Tokyo"-- Colophon. …More


Yotsuba&!, Volume 2
Yotsuba&!, Volume 2
By Azuma, Kiyohiko
2009-09 - Yen Press
9780316073899 Check Our Catalog

School's out for the summer and Yotsuba is looking for things to do. …More


Yotsuba&!, Volume 3
Yotsuba&!, Volume 3
By Azuma, Kiyohiko
2009-09 - Yen Press
9780316073905 Check Our Catalog

Yotsuba attempts to give flowers to everyone in the world. …More


Yotsuba&!, Volume 4
Yotsuba&!, Volume 4
By Azuma, Kiyohiko
2009-09 - Yen Press
9780316073912 Check Our Catalog

"First published in Japan in 2005 by Media Works, Inc., Tokyo"-- Colophon. …More


The Perfect Ghost
The Perfect Ghost
By Barnes, Linda
2013-04 - Minotaur Books
9781250023636 Check Our Catalog


Mousy, timid, and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the schmoozing. But Em's dependence on Teddy runs deeper than just the job--Teddy is her bridge to the world and the only source of love in her life.
HPL patron:  A superbly well-written, engrossing tale with a particularly satisfying ending.
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Track of the Cat
Track of the Cat
By Barr, Nevada
2003-06 - Berkley
9780425190838 Check Our Catalog

The first novel featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon is reissued. When a fellow ranger is killed and his death is ruled a mountain lion attack, Anna's suspicions are raised. It's up to her to save the protected cats from the prejudiced locals--and prove the kill was the work of a species far less rare. …More


The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living
The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living
By Bittman, Mark
2010-09 - Simon & Schuster
9781439120231 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

The follow up to Bittman's "New York Times" bestseller, "The Food Matters Cookbook" offers approximately 450 recipes that designed to save people's health and the planet. …More


Algebra I
Algebra I
By Bobrow, Jerry
2001-05 - Wiley Publishing
9780764563706 Check Our Catalog

We take great notes--and make learning a snap When it comes to pinpointing the stuff you really need to know, nobody does it better than CliffsNotes. This fast, effective tutorial helps you master core algebraic concepts--from monomials, inequalities, and coordinate geometry to functions and variations, roots and radicals, and word problems--and get the best possible grade. At CliffsNotes, we're dedicated to helping you do your best, no matter how challenging the subject. Our authors are veteran teachers and talented writers who know how to cut to the chase--and zero in on the essential information you need to succeed. Study smarter @ cliffsnotes.com Free CliffsNote-A-Day tips Free test-taking tips and tricks Free test samples and schedules Free info on other test resources Plus hundreds of downloadable Cliffs titles 24 hours a day Make the grade with CliffsQuickReviews CliffsQuickReviews are available for more than 30 introductory level courses. See inside for a complete listing of these and other bestselling Cliffs titles. …More


When She Said I Do
When She Said I Do
By Bradley, Celeste
2013-06 - Thorndike Press
9781410458193 Check Our Catalog

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If You Were Here
If You Were Here
By Burke, Alafair
2013-06 - Harper
9780062208354 Check Our Catalog

Magazine journalist McKenna Wright is chasing the latest urban folktale--the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks, seconds before an oncoming train. When McKenna locates a short video snippet that purportedly captures part of the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition. …More


Darius
Darius
By Burrowes, Grace
2013-04 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781402278518 Check Our Catalog

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The Selection
The Selection
By Cass, Kiera
2012-04 - Harper Teen
9780062059932 Check Our Catalog

Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her. …More


Bone River
Bone River
By Chance, Megan
2012-12 - Amazon Publishing
9781612184845 Check Our Catalog

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The Giving Quilt
The Giving Quilt
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2012-10 - Dutton Books
9780525953609 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestselling author Chiaverini's artful, inspiring novel imagines what good would come from practicing the holiday spirit each and every day of the year. …More


Sweet Tea Revenge
Sweet Tea Revenge
By Childs, Laura
2013-03 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425252888 Check Our Catalog


In the latest novel from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Agony of the Leaves," Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning may always be a bridesmaid, never a bride. However, this groom is never going to make it to the altar.
HPL patron:  Entertaining, good read.
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Daddy's Gone a Hunting
Daddy's Gone a Hunting
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2013-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451668940 Check Our Catalog

In this new novel by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Clark, a dark secret from a family's past threatens the lives of two sisters. When the family-owned furniture firm explodes into flames, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement. …More


The Lost Years
The Lost Years
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2012-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451668865 Check Our Catalog

In her long career as America's most beloved suspense writer, this is Clark's most astonishing and dramatic novel: a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious treasure of all time. …More


Algebra II
Algebra II
By Cliffs Notes
Author Kohn, Edward
Joint Author Herzog, David Alan
2001-05 - Wiley Publishing
9780764563713 Check Our Catalog

We take great notes--and make learning a snap When it comes to pinpointing the stuff you really need to know, nobody does it better than CliffsNotes. This fast, effective tutorial helps you master core algebraic concepts--from linear equations, relations and functions, and rational expressions to radicals, quadratic systems, and factoring polynomials--and get the best possible grade. At CliffsNotes, we're dedicated to helping you do your best, no matter how challenging the subject. Our authors are veteran teachers and talented writers who know how to cut to the chase--and zero in on the essential information you need to succeed. Study smarter @ cliffsnotes.com Free CliffsNote-A-Day tips Free test-taking tips and tricks Free test samples and schedules Free info on other test resources Plus hundreds of downloadable Cliffs titles 24 hours a day Make the grade with CliffsQuickReviews CliffsQuickReviews are available for more than 30 introductory level courses. See inside for a complete listing of these and other bestselling Cliffs titles. …More