Jan 10, 2013
Six of the nine movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award of 2012 are based on books.  Read the book, see the movie, and be the judge: which is better?Argo is based on the book by the...
Jan 10, 2013
More picture books from 2012 that are worth a read! What do children, potatoes and flamingos have in common-----try I'm Bored to find out:         ...
Quarantine: The Losers Book Cover
Jan 8, 2013
When you do a lot of reading it can be hard to come up with a top 5 list. That being said here are mine for 2012:Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, is a satisfying sequel to The Daughter...
Jan 7, 2013
The web and print media are rife with “best book of 2012” lists right now.    I’m curious about what our local Marin County “Best Reads of 2012” list...
Jan 7, 2013
This installment: three novels-- a complex story exploring cyber-bullying, adoption trials, and a lost daughter; Asian-American college students politicized and confused two decades later; and the...
Jan 7, 2013
Each year the New York Times comes up with a list of notable children's picture books. The 2012 picks feature an assortment of dragons, curious children and fish ---a cast of characters that...
Jan 4, 2013
In the past, I have blogged the first sentences of popular books--how an author immediately sets the tone and introduces the plot or character.  Lately, I started paying attention to final...
Jan 3, 2013
Generally speaking we are all tired of paranormal books with the whole forbidden love theme. However this book is a cut above the rest.  Intense, page turning, revevnants, humor, suspense, mind...
8 minutes in the morning
Jan 2, 2013
Did you overindulge during the holidays?  Me, too, but it’s a brand new year and time to start thinking about getting back in shape.  Here are some ideas to try.Develop a plan and...
Jan 1, 2013
Happy New Year to each and every one of our wonderful patrons.  May 2013 bring peace and happiness to you all!Terry and Nicole