Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer Reading Week 10

Summer Reading 2013
Here are the results of Week 10.  This week 25 people submitted entries, and 3 were new!  They read 102 books.  So far 114 people have submitted 964 entries, and 216 people have registered.



Cadogan Guide Turkey
Cadogan Guide Turkey
By Facaros, Dana
Author Pauls, Michael
2012-10 - Cadogan Guides (USA)
9781566567626 Check Our Catalog

Facaros and Pauls confidently explore the best-kept secrets of this ancient land, from renowned biblical sites to exquisitely tiled mosques. Easy-to-use maps, a clear layout, and intelligent cultural background combine with discerning advice on everything from baths to bazaars. …More


Mice
Mice
By Reece, Gordon
2011-08 - Viking Books
9780670022847 Check Our Catalog


Longing to hide from the world after the trauma of her parents' divorce and the terrible bullying inflicted on her in school, teenaged Shelley moves with her timid mother to a remote cottage in the English countryside where all goes well, until an intruder invades their reclusive life and nothing is ever the same again.
HPL patron:  Scary!
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The Demigod Files
The Demigod Files
By Riordan, Rick
2009-02 - Hyperion Books
9781423121664 Check Our Catalog

Featuring original short stories, puzzles, and games, this companion guide to Riordan's "New York Times"-bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series also includes interviews and advice. Consumable. …More


The Mark of Athena
The Mark of Athena
By Riordan, Rick
2012-10 - Disney Press
9781423140603 Check Our Catalog

In "The Son of Neptune, " Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in this series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only sixNwho will complete the Prophecy of Seven? …More


The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune
The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune
By Riordan, Rick
2011-10 - Disney Press
9781423140597 Check Our Catalog

Three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest. But who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. 384 pp. (Children's - Young Adult) …More


Whiskey Beach
Whiskey Beach
By Roberts, Nora
2013-04 - Putnam Adult
9780399159893 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore--and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it's home. A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of police investigations after being accused of the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. …More


Did You Miss Me?
Did You Miss Me?
By Rose, Karen
2013-02 - Signet Book
9780451414090 Check Our Catalog

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The Pretty One: A Novel about Sisters
The Pretty One: A Novel about Sisters
By Rosenfeld, Lucinda
2013-02 - Little Brown and Company
9780316213554 Check Our Catalog

Rosenfeld does for siblings what she did for female friendship in "I'm So Happy for You," turning her wickedly funny and sharply observant eye on the pleasures and punishments of lifelong sisterhood. …More


Ghost Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters
Ghost Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters
By Rule, Leslie
2004-08 - Andrews McMeel Publishing
9780740747175 Check Our Catalog

Macabre and fascinating, Ghosts Among Us offers true-life, haunting accounts of eerie visitations and paranormal experiences along with artistically shot black-and-white photographs of haunted sites.
The personal, firsthand reports and chilling, full-length stories are bolstered by sidebars of actual accounts of "Ghosts in the News." Each chapter explores mysterious events-events that the reader will find hard to pass off as mere coincidence.
In her quest to uncover explanations for each incident, Leslie Rule extensively researched library archives and interviewed credible witnesses, historians, renowned psychics, and parapsychologists. Throughout Ghosts Among Us, Rule's findings are mesmerizing. She writes about being raised in a haunted house. "To top that," Rule explains, "�my mother¨ introduced me to a serial killer when I was fourteen." The reader is invited to skip ahead to learn about that chilling episode . . . but the pages prior to that offer their own gripping, spell-binding encounters.
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When the Ghost Screams: True Stories of Victims Who Haunt
When the Ghost Screams: True Stories of Victims Who Haunt
By Rule, Leslie
Foreword by Rule, Ann
2006-08 - Andrews McMeel Publishing
9780740761751 Check Our Catalog

Hauntings-the word conjures up immediate and insatiable curiosity. Paranormal author Leslie Rule explores a new twist on this strange phenomenon when she explores brutal deaths-and subsequent hauntings-all over America in "When the Ghost Screams." No sector of the country is left untouched by these mystical happenings. The Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, and, of course, Salem, Massachusetts (to which the author has her own bizarre connection), all have unique and gruesome cases of their own ghostly incidents.
Furthermore, Leslie's hometown of Seattle, Wash., is rumored to be haunted and has a violent history of its own that is explored. Prominent theory suggests that whether homicide or accidental, a violent death may cause the soul to linger behind on earth. The author's own research leads her to believe unsolved violent deaths may be the cause of the most-observed paranormal activity. Leslie has visited each site and interviewed reliable witnesses who have actually encountered ghosts.
Accompanied by the author's own dramatic black-and-white photographs, "When the Ghost Screams" also introduces sidebar articles on notorious crimes and trials featuring ghosts. Best-selling crime author Ann Rule writes the foreword. …More


The Fear & Anxiety Solution: A Breakthrough Process for Healing and Empowerment with Your Subconscious Mind
The Fear & Anxiety Solution: A Breakthrough Process for Healing and Empowerment with Your Subconscious Mind
By Schaub, Friedemann
2012-11 - Sounds True
9781604078565 Check Our Catalog

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Blood Kin
Blood Kin
By Scott, M. J.
2012-06 - Roc
9780451464583 Check Our Catalog

Imagine a city divided. A city where human and Fae magic rests uneasily next to the vampire Blood and the shapeshifting Beasts. A city where fragile peace is brokered by a treaty that set the laws for all four races--a treaty that is faltering day by day. Original. …More


Vampire Mountain
Vampire Mountain
By Shan, Darren
2003-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316605427 Check Our Catalog

Now in paperback--the gut-wrenching first book in The Vampire Mountain trilogy. …More


The Vampire Prince
The Vampire Prince
By Shan, Darren
2004-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316602747 Check Our Catalog

Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, and hunted by the vampire clan, Darren Shan, the Vampire's assistant, faces certain death. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince? …More


Zom-B
Zom-B
By Shan, Darren
2012-10 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316214407 Check Our Catalog

When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke. But when zombies attack his high school, B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers. …More


Catch a Mate
Catch a Mate
By Showalter, Gena
2007-06 - Harlequin Books
9780373772353 Check Our Catalog

Working at Catch A Mate, Jillian Greene is hired by suspicious wives to smile and flirt with their husbands, and prove no man can be trusted around the opposite sex. Her only ground rule is to never get physical and she now views marriage as only for the insane. That is until she meets Marcus Brody. Original. …More


Lion of the Sun
Lion of the Sun
By Sidebottom, Harry
2012-08 - Overlook Press
9781468300642 Check Our Catalog

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Bride of the Mist
Bride of the Mist
By Skye, Christina
2004-07 - Avon Books
9780380782789 Check Our Catalog

Bridal editor Kara Fitzgerald receives an urgent psychic summons to England's Draycott Abbey, where her encounter with enigmatic larid Duncan MacKinnon convinces her that they share a secret destiny. As Drayton's guardian ghost warns them of approaching danger, they travel to Duncan's rugged Highland Castle, where they must confront a callous enemy who stalks them. …More


A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember
By Sparks, Nicholas
2000-09 - Warner Books
9780446608954 Check Our Catalog

There was a time when the world was sweeter...when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister...Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart -- and the joy and pain of living.
From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes his most moving story yet... …More


Friends Forever
Friends Forever
By Steel, Danielle
2012-07 - Delacorte Press
9780385343213 Check Our Catalog

In this moving novel, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Steel traces their unforgettable journey--full of tests and trials--as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime. …More


Rick Steves' Portugal
Rick Steves' Portugal
By Steves, Rick
2013-03 - Avalon Travel Publishing
9781612385440 Check Our Catalog

Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to visit Lisbon, the Algarve, Salema, Evora, Coimbra, Nazare, and Obidos? With "Rick Steves7; Portugal 2007," travelers can experience the best of everything Portugal has to offer 2; economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, "Rick Steves7; Portugal 2007" includes:
6; Opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights
6; Friendly places to eat and sleep
6; Suggested day plans
6; Walking tours and trip itineraries
6; Clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot
America7;s #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick7;s time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.
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Rick Steves' Spain [With Map]
Rick Steves' Spain [With Map]
By Steves, Rick
2011-10 - Avalon Travel Publishing
9781612380124 Check Our Catalog

Readers can explore the lively cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla, and follow the Route of the White Hill Towns in Andalucia's sun-drenched countryside. They'll experience the works of the great masters--from El Greco to Picasso to Dal--and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. 800 pp. …More


The Burgess Boys
The Burgess Boys
By Strout, Elizabeth
2013-03 - Random House
9781400067688 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


The acclaimed author of "Olive Kitteridge" returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, the Burgess brothers are called home from their successful lives in New York.
HPL patron:  Newest book from the author of Olive Kitteridge, tells the lives of 3 50's and siblings at the time of crisis that caused all to unravel and ends with the glimmer of hope and healing to come.  Full, rich, heartfelt, a very good read.
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The Artful Storybook: Mixed-Media Artists Create Handmade Tales
The Artful Storybook: Mixed-Media Artists Create Handmade Tales
By Taylor, Terry
2008-07 - Lark Books (NC)
9781600591433 Check Our Catalog

"Once upon a time..." storybooks held a special place in our lives, filling our hearts with wonder. Thanks to this extraordinary crafting anthology we can experience that magic again in a marvelous new way by recreating and reinterpreting the picture book. An overview outlines a variety of structures and techniques, from simple collage to gluing. But above all, these highly visual pages offer ideas and inspiration, with talented artists presenting lovingly designed story spreads and covers. Take a fantasy vacation via a travel booklet fashioned from vintage, nostalgic postcards. Follow "The Queen of Tarts" in a story that unfolds in a miniature puppet theater motif. And two different artists offer their revised versions of a classic: "The Princess and the Pea."
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