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Book Review – The Wild Life of Our Bodies by Rob Dunn

The subtitle of the above book is Predators, Parasites and Partners That Shape Who We are Today and it proved irresistible to me.  The author is a professor in the biology department of North Carolina State University and has written extensively for magazines like National Geographic, Scientific American, Natural History, BBC Wildlife and Seed. 

DVD's - Upcoming and Current Releases 1/01/12

DVD's - Upcoming & Current Releases

February 2, 2012                                                                                         

Book Review - The Rope by Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr is one of my favorite authors.  She is the best-selling author of 17 books about Anna Pigeon, a National Park Service Ranger.  Barr sets her books in many of the parks where she served as an NPS Ranger herself.  I’ve watched with interest and affection as Anna has grown over the years, but even in her first book “Track of the Cat” she’s a take-charge Law Enforcement Ranger who’s physically capable and mentally confident.

Mystery Lovers Alert!

What a great time to be a mystery reader!  We are holding a Mini-Mystery Convention on January 23, at 6:00.  Several library staffers will discuss their favorite mysteries and we'll have food like Dead Men's Fingers, Death by Chocolate Cake and Bloody Punch!

Also, the Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year.  She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best firs

Book Review – The Queen of Patpong

Timothy Hallinan is one of a group of writers who contribute to a blog called “Murder is Everywhere.”  Each of them writes in a different country about that country’s problems and differing approach to crime solving.  Hallinan’s country is Thailand and his protagonist is a travel writer named Poke Rafferty.  Poke has married a former bar/go-go girl and they have adopted an orphan from the streets of Bangkok.

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