Library Notes for July 13, 2011

Hot, Sizzling, Smoking, Weather, Cook-outs, firecracker, it could only be July or is it just a HOT book from “Pam’s Picks.” My number 1 pick could only be, Janet Evanovich.

New Fiction: “Smoking Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich, where there is smoke there is fire. Nobody knows this better then Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum and her group of cohorts; Joe, Ranger, Lulu and you know the rest. We have two regular print copies, one large print and the audio is on order.

“Bone Yard” by Jefferson Bass, a Body Farm novel. Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine State when he is called in to investigate the remains of human bones on the grounds of a boy’s reform school.

“Buried Secrets” by Joseph Finder, this is a Nick Heller private spy novel. Heller is hired to find the teenage daughter of a billionaire hedge-fund titan. Her captors are canny and ruthless. Nick has help from a former lover, and FBI agent.

“Miles to Go” by Richard Paul Evans, this is the second journal of Walk series. Alan has lost everything he loves and is searching for hope.

“Awakened” by P.C. & Kristin Cast, this is book four in the House of Night series. Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey.  Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z.  But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there.    

New Biographies: “If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t)” by It Girl Betty White delivers a hilarious and profound take on life.

“My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business” by Funny Man, Dick Van Dyke, this is a memoir of his life.

New Non-fiction: “Peaks and Valleys” by Spencer Johnson, M.D., this book will help you make good and bad times work for you.

New Cookbook: “Breakfast Comforts” by Williams-Sonoma, this book is full of enticing recipes for the morning including favorite dishes from restaurants around the country.

New Audio Books: “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire,” and “Mockingjay,” by Suzanne Collins. These are all part of the Hunger Games series.

New DVDs: “The King’s Speech,” “I Am Number Four,” “Unstoppable,” and “The Bears Mind Their Manners.”

New Display: You must check out the display case this month. We have the most unique collection of Military Mess Equipment from the Civil War to World War II. When I asked about the bacon can that was in the display the man said the men had three meals a day: Breakfast was bacon, beans and biscuits, lunch was beans, biscuits and bacon, dinner was biscuits, bacon and beans. I told him I was so glad they had a variety. Please stop by and see this wonderful display!

Happy Reading

Pam Metts