Books & Reading

Books & Reading

Book review: The dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

    The volume The dragonriders of Pern contains three of my all-time favorite titles: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The white dragon.  Anne McCaffrey is a prolific writer with multiple scifi/fantasy series, but her Pern volumes are the most numerous and arguably the most popular.  What has always appealed to me, first, is Pern itself: its beautiful dragons and Earth backhistory and curre

Mystery review: A trick of the light: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny

    The seventh book in Louise Penny's Three Pines series was released in August.  I am surprised to discover I haven't reviewed her books before this!  From her very first book, Penny became a favorite author and has remained so with each addition to the series.  The setting is a tiny village of Québec south of Montréal with a disproportionate share of creative geniuses and artful curmudgeons.  And also, as a character in A trick of the light puts it,

Book review: Out of control by Mary Connealy

    Out of control is the first in The Kincaid brides series.  That title says right off that this is a romance.  It is also published by Christian publisher Bethany House, so I knew before I started to expect a faith-based narrative.  And it was, but not in a preachy, overdone way.  The characters were believable as they encouraged one another.

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Napoleon Preschool Story Time

11/29/2011 3:30 pm


No story time on Nov. 8 due to Election Day.

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Napoleon Preschool Story Time

11/22/2011 3:30 pm


No story time on Nov. 8 due to Election Day.

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