Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Reading Week 9

Summer Reading 2013
Here are the results of Week 9.  This week 24 people submitted entries, and 4 were new!  They read 83 books.  So far 111 people have submitted 862 entries, and 216 people have registered,1 this week.



Dark Magic
Dark Magic
By Feehan, Christine
2000-07 - Love Spell
9780505523891 Check Our Catalog

Though a world-famous magician, young Savannah is held in a terrifying thrall by the most powerful of Carpathian males. With a dark magic all his own, Gregori, whispers in Savannah's mind that she has been born to save his immortal soul. And now, in New Orleans, the time has come to claim her. …More


Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2013-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280343 Check Our Catalog


The bestselling author continues to delight cozy mystery readers with superb characters and inventive story lines, but this time Hannah Swensen is now the unlikely subject of a murder investigation.
HPL patron:  I love the recipes in this book.  My favorite are the chocolate-coverd peanut cookies.  This was a good book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
HPL patron:  New author for me-interesting with all the lovely recipes, but I'm not sure I'll seek out this author again.
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Fall of Giants
Fall of Giants
By Follett, Ken
2010-09 - Dutton Books
9780525951650 Check Our Catalog

The first novel in The Century Trilogy follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. …More


Winter of the World
Winter of the World
By Follett, Ken
2012-09 - Dutton Books
9780525952923 Check Our Catalog

The follow-up to the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Fall of Giants" is a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. …More


Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
By Garcia, Kami
Author Stohl, Margaret
2010-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316077033 Check Our Catalog


The town of Gatlin has never seen anyone like Lena Duchannes. Her secrets--and her powers--will shake the town and the life of Ethan Wate, the boy who's drawn to her.
HPL patron:  A riveting book from start to finish.
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Beautiful Darkness
Beautiful Darkness
By Garcia, Kami
Author Stohl, Margaret
2010-10 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316077057 Check Our Catalog

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he meets mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who reveals a secret world that has been hidden in plain sight all along. …More


Why Mars & Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress
Why Mars & Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress
By Gray, John
2008-12 - Harper Paperbacks
9780061242977 Check Our Catalog


In this positive, practical guide, Gray explains the different ways men and women are affected by stress. The bestselling relationship author demonstrates how men and women approach their problems and offers a clear program to help them achieve a loving, nurturing relationship.
HPL patron:  Lacking in knowledge because more than stress causes collisions between people.
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Dead Ever After
Dead Ever After
By Harris, Charlaine
2013-05 - Ace Books
9781937007881 Check Our Catalog

The final Sookie Stackhouse novel. Sookie finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte's. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric is not so clear cut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance . . . and a cold silence. …More


Dead, White, and Blue
Dead, White, and Blue
By Hart, Carolyn
2013-05 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425260777 Check Our Catalog

Shell is the kind of woman wives hate--for good reason--and most of them wish she would just disappear. But when she does, and a teenage girl is the only one who seems to notice, Annie can't help but feel like someone should be looking for her. …More


Montana Cowboy
Montana Cowboy
By Hart, Jillian
2012-06 - Love Inspired
9780373877515 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  This was a rather typical "love at first sight" novel-the first I've read by this author.  I'd prefer some unexpected surprises.
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Summerland
Summerland
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2012-06 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316099837 Check Our Catalog


The students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car dead, her twin brother in a coma, and their friends with immense emotional damage.
HPL patron:  After a teenager's death this island community explores how to adjust to their personal and community losses.  Great summer read that keeps you interested.
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Lake Michigan Passenger Steamers
Lake Michigan Passenger Steamers
By Hilton, George Woodman
2002-08 - Stanford University Press
9780804742405 Check Our Catalog

"Presenting a wealth of new material that is the result of monumental research, this book deals with a significant part of American social and economic history not previously available. An encyclopedic archive for future researchers, it will be an essential source for maritime historians and for local historians of the towns in Michigan and Wisconsin served by the vessels."--Edwin F. Dunbaugh, Hofstra University
"This book is nicely produced by Stanford University Press, with good paper, sturdy binding and clear, easy to read type. . . . This is a scholarly book, reflecting countless hours of research, careful compilation and writing. The text, in tone and content, is thoughtful and serious, reflecting the author's career in economics as well as his lifetime fascination with these steamships. It is an insightful book that goes far beyond simple description and presernts an understanding of the rise and fall of the passenger steamers. For anyone with an interest in passenger steamers in general or in transportation around the Great Lakes and the major cities including Chicago and Milwaukee, this book is essential reading. This is an excellent book and an outstanding reference."--Railroad Model Craftsmen
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A Brother's Honor
A Brother's Honor
By Jackson, Brenda
2013-05 - Mira Books
9780778314332 Check Our Catalog

The first title in a new family saga. The Granger brothers left behind their family's Virginia estateNand the bad memories it holdsNyears ago. But their dying grandfather's request brings them home: to a failing business, a legacy of secrets, and a deathbed promise to make things right. Original. …More


Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker
By James, E. L.
2012-04 - Vintage Books
9780345803498 Check Our Catalog


Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
HPL patron:  I wish Christian were real and I were Ana!  This is one hot, provocative book.  Ana is coming into her own as a woman and Christian is learning that he is worthy of being loved.  Awesome read!
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The Uninvited Guests
The Uninvited Guests
By Jones, Sadie
2013-01 - Harper Perennial
9780062116512 Check Our Catalog

A grand old manor house deep in the English countryside will open its doors to reveal the story of an unexpectedly dramatic day in the life of one eccentric, rather dysfunctional, and entirely unforgettable family. …More


Guilt
Guilt
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2013-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345505736 Check Our Catalog

The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Kellerman's "psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix" ("Los Angeles Times"), and are apparent in his new novel of murder and madness among the beautiful dreamers, seductive predators, and doomed innocents adrift in Southern California's eternal sunshine. …More


What to Do When He Won't Change
What to Do When He Won't Change
By Kiley, Dan
1988-07 - Fawcett Books
9780449216163 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron:  Not a good read.
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Stackin' Paper
Stackin' Paper
By King, Joy
2009-02 - King Productions
9780975581117 Check Our Catalog

Genesis has been dominating the hood by any means necessary since he was released from juvenile detention at the age of eighteen. After grinding in the streets of Philadelphia for years he finally catches a break. Genesis is able to take the drug game to the next level when he starts doing business with a set of treacherous twin sisters in Atlanta. From the east to the west coast every dough boy respects his name, but his ambitions have superceded pushing drugs. Genesis is ready to take his hustle to the next level, but the allure of the game has a firm grip on him, until falling in love with Talisa Washington. Talisa has the beauty, class, sophistication, and most importantly, connections to make it happen. …More


Superstar
Superstar
By King, Joy
2009-02 - King Productions
9780975581148 Check Our Catalog

After being left at the altar on her wedding day, Chantal Morgan snaps. And when she discovers her would be groom, Andre Jackson, with her arch nemesis Tyler Blake, it completely sends her over the edge. Chantal would rather see Andre and Tyler dead before allowing them to be a Hollywood power couple. Enter master manipulator T-Roc, who takes full advantage of the disastrous outcome this love triangle has caused for his own selfish gain. With T-Roc at the helm, he unleashes a scheme so brutal you don't know who will fall or who will end up being a Superstar. …More


Bleach, Volume 1
Bleach, Volume 1
By Kubo, Tite
Illustrator Kubo, Tite
2004-05 - 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.
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Bleach, Volume 2
Bleach, Volume 2
By Kubo, Tite
Illustrator Kubo, Tite
2004-08 - Viz Media
9781591164425 Check Our Catalog

Reads from back to front and from right to left. …More


Bleach, Volume 3
Bleach, Volume 3
By Kubo, Tite
Illustrator Kubo, Tite
2004-09 - Viz Media
9781591164432 Check Our Catalog

It's the anniversary of Masaki's death, and the entire Kurosaki clan, along with former Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki, head to the cemetery to pay their respects. Sleeping demons rarely ever stay still, and pretty soon Ichigo confronts the Grand Fisher, the Hollow that may be responsible for his mother's demise. Illustrations. …More


In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
By Larson, Erik
2011-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307408846 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title


The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. Written by the bestselling author of "Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts" lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity.
HPL patron:  History is often divided into impersonal villians and heros.  This book personalizes the figures in both German and Allied politics before WWII during the rise of the Nazi party.  All these individuals are flawed-they become human and understandable...and this makes men like Goering all the more terrifying.
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7 Things He'll Never Tell You: . . . But You Need to Know
7 Things He'll Never Tell You: . . . But You Need to Know
By Leman, Kevin
2007-04 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414312088 Check Our Catalog


Want to know why your guy acts the way he does?
Who he is . . . when no one's looking?
What he craves more than anything else? (Hint: it's not what you think.)

If you know where to look, the clues are all there-in his eye roll, crossed arms, sigh, and "the grunt." In what he says quietly but means loudly . . . and in what he doesn't say at all.
"7 Things He'll Never Tell You" will teach you "manspeak." It'll transform your relationship from ho-hum to exciting, from exasperating to fulfilling, from good to great . . . and into the most satisfying partnership you could imagine!
What your man wants the most:
a. Sex
b. Dinner
c. More of A.
d. Respect
e. Money and success
Answer inside.

How often does a man think about sex?
a. As much as you
b. 10 times as much as you
c. 33 times as much as you
d. Every day but April 15
e. Only on days that end in the letter Y.
Answer inside.
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