Join us at the Carnegie branch on Wednesday, August 1st, at 1 pm, for a special showing of The Artist (rated PG13). No refreshments will be served, but cold and hot drinks are available from vending machines in the building.
I'm calling this a book comment because I have reviewed S.J. Bolton before, for the book about snakes called Awakening. So this is just a quick note to say I really liked this new book, Dead Scared.
Garth Nix is the author of one of my favorite fantasy series, the Abhorsen set.
Daughter of the Forest was an outstanding read--one that kept me turning the next page in anticipation. Although it is a retelling of The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, this book was as fresh and unexpected as a totally new story. The atmosphere is enchanting and the book is lyrical, taking flight in so many ways.
Jane Austen fans, take note. The book Keeping the castle is a fun, fresh take on a familiar Jane Austen setting. Everyone will enjoy lovely 17-year-old Althea's quick wit and quicker quips. Impoverished nobility, Althea's mother, Althea, and her little brother, the heir, cope in their crumbling faux castle with amazing creativity.