Library Notes for September 21, 2011

CHANGES, CHANGES, CHANGES…the Dogwood trees, burning bushes, fewer hummingbirds, and the library. We have new shelving and have shifted parts of the book collection around. More space for the large print books, mysteries now shelved within the fiction collection. Come in and see. Are there changes in “Pam’s Picks?” No, just new books, and here are the picks of the week. Who would be first on my list, Marshall Karp with “Kill Me If You Can.” Wait doesn’t he write with that other guy? You might know him, James Patterson. This is the story of an innocent art student who finds $13 million in diamonds in a medical bag during an attack at Grand Central Terminal. Run, run, run, that’s the plan, but will it work?

New Fiction: “Sisterhood Everlasting” by Ann Brashares, four friends, one sisterhood…ten years later. This is a much welcome return to Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget.

“The Informant” by Thomas Perry, this is a Butcher’s Boy novel. One of crime fiction’s most memorable killers has returned to play a deadly psychological game with the Justice Department.

“Watch Me Die” by Erica Spindler, this is a thriller guaranteed to chill your blood and set your teeth on edge. A psychological drama where one woman’s journey to recovery becomes her worst nightmare.

“Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson, a brilliantly conceived riveting action epic. Humans fighting to survive against the machines that rise up to destroy them. This is Sci Fi at its finest. Movies rights already in the works.

New Large Print: “Escape” by Barbara Delinsky, this is a spellbinder. Emily is a lawyer, tired and disillusioned with her life. She tosses her Blackberry and makes her escape. How far will she get?

New Christian Fiction: “Amish Midwife” by Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould, this is book one in the new Women of Lancaster County series.

“Amish Nanny” by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould this is book two in the Women of Lancaster County series.

Non-fiction: “Original Horse Bible” by Moira C. Reeve, this book contains everything a horse owner would want or need to know about horses, their care, and their activities.

“The Art of Raising a Puppy” by Monks of New Skete staff, this book takes potential puppy owners through the early stages of development, and discusses the practical aspects of adopting and training a puppy using a method based on an understanding of canine behavior and enhanced bond between dog and owner.

New Cookbook: “Vegan Family Meals” by Ann Gentry, this is real food for everyone.

New Audio Books: “Phantom Evil” by Heather Graham, and “Night Road” by Kristin Hannah.

New CDs: “Calling All Hearts” by Keyshia Cole, “Pink Friday” by Nicki Minaj, and “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry.

BOOK SALE: Yes, it’s time for our Fall Book Sale. We have a wonderful collection of books for the sale. We will still have the $1 a bag and we have some very nice like new books for $2 each. Stop by Thursday, Friday or Saturday for great bargains.

Basic Computer Class: The next Basic Computer Class will be Monday, September 26, at 10:00. Call the library and sign up today, seats are filling up fast.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts

Director

Library Notes for September 7, 2011

“Pam’s Picks” for the week of and after our last big holiday for a while. Just a little change of pace from Ms. Cheryl, a series of books on sign language for children: clothing, colors, school activities, vehicles, food, farm animals, these books are very colorful and great for learning to sign. Also a clever book on homonym’s for children, called “A Book of Homophones” by Gene Barretta, like dear deer, Aunt ant, him hymn, I know you get it. Plus a series of books called A First Look At Book : “I Can Do It,” “I Can Make a Difference,” “Everyone Matters,” and “Why Do I Feel Scared?” Come, take a look and let your child share them with you. Ms. Cheryl is excited to start Story Time this week too. It is every Wednesday, at 10:30.

New Fiction: “Robert Ludlam’s Bourne Dominion” by Eric Lustbader, what can I say it’s Jason Bourne searching for a cadre of terrorists seeking to destroy America’s most strategic natural recourses.

“State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, this is a provocative and thrilling novel set deep in the Amazon jungle. A research scientist is sent to find a fellow scientist who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while searching for a new drug.

“Flash and Bones” by Kathy Reichs, this is a Temperance Brennan novel. Temperance is the inspiration for the Fox TV series “Bones.” Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week (NASCAR) a body is found on the track. But, whose body is it?

“Full Black” by Brad Thor, this is a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal. There are some missions so deadly, so sensitive even the heads of state don’t know they exist. What happens when such a mission goes wrong?

“Happy Birthday” by Danielle Steel, the story of three people celebrating the same birth date. Each is reaching a crucial turning point in life. So, blow out the candles, say good-bye to the past, and make a wish for the future.

New Christian Fiction: “The Harvest of Grace” by Cindy Woodsmall, this is book three in the Ada’s House series. Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past or will they shape her future forever? 

“Pam’s Non-fiction Pick”: “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris 1830-1900” by David McCuyllough, this  is the enthralling, inspiring, and until now, untold story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

“The Rice-Heizer Connection: A Kentucky Family’s Legacy” by Lucien H. Rice, this book was donated to the library by Steve Skinner, member of the SAR in Frankfort, KY and Virginia Alexander, member and Honorary Regent of the James Thomas Chapter of the  NSDAR of Cadiz.

While we are on the subject of children…Cook Book of the Week: “Baby and Toddler Cookbook” by Karen Ansel, and Charity Ferreira, this book has recipes for fresh homemade foods for a healthy start on life.

New Audio Books on CD: “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White, and “Eve” by Iris Johansen.

New CDs: “Dream with Me” by Jackie Evancho, and “Il Volo.”

New DVDs: “Gnomeo & Juliet,” and “The BlackSwan.”

New Display: This month the display case is dedicated to the Constitution of the United States. This display is done by the James Thomas Chapter of the NSDAR, Cadiz. September 17-23 is Constitution Week. 

Pam Metts

Director

Library Notes for August 31, 2011

Before I tell my readers about “Pam’s Picks” this week I have to tell you about a “whoops” in last week’s column. The description of the Catherine Coulter book, “Split Second was really the description for “The Kingdom” by Clive Cussler. So here is “Split Second”, this is a pulse pounding thriller. A serial killer is on the loose. It’s up to FBI agents Savich and Sherlock to bring him down. Turns out the killer has a blood tie to now long dead monster Ted Bundy. I am sorry about that error.

New Fiction: “Devil Colony” by James Rollins, this is a Sigma Force novel. Deep in the Rocky Mountains a gruesome discovery is made, hundreds of mummified bodies. This event sets off a chain reaction and a geological meltdown. Plus a war among the nation’s most powerful intelligence agencies.

“From Barcelona with Love” by Elizabeth Adler, this book will take you on a journey with a story that will hold you spellbound. Is Bibi dead? Did she murder her lover? What will her daughter find out when she hires private investigators?

“Devil’s Diadem” by Sara Douglas, this book will take you back to twelfth century England. The country is a disaster. It’s only hope lies with a young noblewoman.

“Murder One” by Robert Dugoni, this is a legal thriller featuring attorney David Sloane. One year after the death of his wife, Sloane returns to Seattle to practice law. He teams up with Barclay Reid to fight the Russian drug traffickers.

“Silver Girl” by Elin Hilderbrand, the story of loss and life renewed. Meredith’s life was destroyed when her husband went to jail. Homeless she returns to Nantucket where she tries to find herself and love again.

New Non-fiction: “Edgar Cayce’s Home Town Hopkinsville” by William T. Turner.

“My Eventful Life” by Jimmie Baker, this book will take you back to the Trigg County in the 60’s.

“From This Moment On” by Shania Twain, this is the extraordinary autobiography of her life, from childhood to present.

New Reference: “Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights” by Glen Utter and Robert J. Spritzer. This encyclopedia is exceptional for its unbiased approach to this controversial issue.

New Audio Books on CD: “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts, and “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen.

New DVDs: “The Next Three Days,” and “The Tourist.”

Story time will be starting again September 7, at 10:30. Stop by and sign your child up.

Free Internet classes will start September 12, at 10:00. Basic computer stills will be the first class. Call the library to sign up.

Happy READING!

Library Notes for August 24, 2011

Weather too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too anything…hide out with a good book. The John L. Street Library is the place to go. We have it all!

“Pam’s Picks” this week: an old new favorite, Tom Clancy with Peter Telep, with “Against All Enemies,” and Rita Mae Brown with Sneaky Pie Brown, “Hiss of Death.” It takes a cat to write the purr-fect mystery.

New Fiction: “Against all Enemies” by Tom Clancy, the master of international intrigue introduces a new hero, an ex Navy Seal, Maxwell Moore. Taking charge of a high ranking Taliban captive takes a horrific turn nobody saw coming.

“Silent Girl” by Tess Gerritsen, this is a Rizzoli and Isles novel. If you remember Rizzoli is a homicide cop and Isles is the Medical examiner. You can see them both on their TNT series. Every crime scene tells a story. This one may keep you awake at night.

“Eyes Wide Open” by Andrew Gross, this is a rare and menacing psychological thriller. A horrible family tragedy, a past encounter with an infamous killer causes an ordinary man to risk his own life.

“Trader of Secrets” by Steve Martini, this is a Paul Madriani novel. Defense Attorney Madriani is embroiled in a case as perilous as any he has ever faced. While in Paris to find a former NASA employee whose name has been found on papers left in his nemesis’s apartment, Paul Madriani stumbles upon a plot to harness the destructive forces of nature using stolen technology.

“Creed Legacy” by Linda Lael Miller, this is book three in the Creed Cowboy’s series. It is also in large print.

New Christian Fiction: “The Blessed” by Ann Gabhart, the story of one woman trapped by obligation and longs for the freedom to find true love. Lacey Bishop, living in a Shaker village in 1844, tries to fit in with her neighbors, but finds her happiness threatened when she falls for a Shaker man and their relationship is forbidden.

New Non-fiction: “Lost and Found” by John Glatt, the true story of Jaycee Lee Dugard and the abduction that shocked the world.

“A Stolen Life” by Jayce Dugard, this is a memoir.

“Treasures from the Attic” by Mirjam Pressler, this is the extraordinary story of Anne Frank’s family.

New Cookbook of the Month: “Eating Well Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals” by Jessie Price, this cookbook had over 150 recipes everyone will love. And over 50 can be ready in 30 minutes or less.

New Audio Books on CD: “Save Me” by Lisa Scottoline, and “The Kingdom” by Clive Clussler.

New DVDs: “Country Strong,” and “The Fighter.”

BOOK SALE: The Fall Book Sale will be September 22-24.

What’s New: We will start Beginner Computer Classes and Email Classes. Time and date to be announced later.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts

Director

Library Notes for August 17, 2011

“One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, the story of America’s bloodiest conflict is still as meaningful today as it was in April 1861,” Smithsonian Institution The Civil War: a visual history.  “Pam’s Pick of the Week” plus this is on audio book.  “American Chronicles: the Civil War.”  Be sure to look at the books on the library display shelf.  Of course, I have more picks for you to browse.

New Fiction: “Now You See Her” by James Patterson, the story of the perfect life, the perfect lie and the perfect way to die.  Nina Bloom vanished to save her own life, but now things have changed.

“Split Second” by Clive Cussler, this is a Fargo Adventure.  Husband and wife team Sam and Remi are hunting for people and not their usual treasure.  This is book three in the new Fargo series, book 1, “Spartan Gold”, and book 2 “Lost Empire”.

“Summer Rental” by Mary Kay Andrews, this is the story of Ellie, Julia, and Dorie, best friends since Catholic grade school, now in their mid-thirties find themselves at the crossroads of life and love.

New Christian Fiction: “Leaving” by Karen Kingsbury, this is book 2 in the Bailey Flanigan series.  Bailey grows closer to her dream of becoming an actress and dancer.  Can she and Cody still share their dreams of being together?

Just in case you follow what’s new at the movies, “The Help” will be in theaters this weekend.  We have two copies of the book.  It is a wonderful read!

New Travel: “Fodor’s Paris 2011”, and “Fodor’s London 2011”.

New Large Print Books: “A Creed in Stone Creek” this is book one.  “Creed’s Honor” this is book two, both by Linda Lael Miller.

New Non-Fiction: “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer, this book will help you with winning the battle in your mind.

“Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World” by Lisa Bloom, an American lawyer, journalist, and legal analyst for television, offers advice and guidance for women, discussing aspects of education and culture, and providing tips to reclaim the female brain with a reading list and suggestions for women to become more involved in local, national, and global causes.

“Autobiography of Mark Twain 1835-1910” by Mark Twain.  This is a brief chronology, family biographies, the speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905, the speech at the Players, 3 January 1906.

Librarian’s Choice: Why?  Because it’s a love story about a librarian, “To Win Her Heart” by Karen Witemeyer.  Levi Grant arrives in Spencer, Texas, hoping to put his past behind him and start over, and soon finds himself falling for Eden Spencer, the local librarian who has sworn off men, but their chance at love may be ruined when Levi’s past comes back to haunt him.

Happy reading!!

Pam Metts

Director

 

Library Notes for August 10, 2011

Hot August Days and Nights! Sounds like a good time for a Hodge-podge column. Remember- that’s a little bit of everything- Reader’s Choice. But, just for fun I am not going to put the books in alphabetical order hodge-podge order.

New Fiction:  “Save Me” by Lisa Scottoline, the heroine, Rose McKenna, must make a split second decision that alters the course of her life. It makes you wonder what you would do in her shoes!

“Closer than Blood” by Gregg Olsen, a killer is on the loose. Only one person can identify the killer. Only one person can stop the killing. Only one person knows the face of death, it’s as close as the face in the mirror.

“Devious” by Lisa Jackson, this is a Bentz and Montoya novel.  A novice nun, Sister Camile, has been found murdered at St. Marguerite’s cathedral in New Orleans. Her sister becomes convinced the police are not doing enough and become deeply involved with the tranquil retreat.

“Eve” by Iris Johansen, this is an Eve Duncan novel. This is the first book in a trilogy. Eve is a forensic sculptor who puts together bones to create a face and hopefully match an unidentified person. Now with the help of CIA agent Catherine Ling the two find a startling piece of evidence that may uncovered a lead to help Eve find her missing daughter, Bonnie.

“Shadow Raiders” by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes, this is the first book in the Dragon Brigade series. The Cadre of the Lost are hired by a powerful Countess to find a journeyman who has invented a new warfare invention.

“The Gift” by James Patterson, this is book two in the Witch & Wizard series. After escaping imprisonment by the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, siblings Wisty and Whit Allgood, who possess magical powers, establish themselves as leaders of the Resistance, a hidden community of teenagers like themselves, hunted by the state and determined to defy its ban on the arts, magic, and all other forms of creativity.

“Heat Wave” by Nancy Thayer, this is the story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels must find the strength to live and love again.

New Non-fiction: “We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction” by Nic Sheff, a book written candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction. No matter how many times we fall, we can pick ourselves up again.

“33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners” by Jonathan Franklin, this is the story from Franklin, who was one of the only reporters to be on the front lines as the story was happening.

New Biography: “Bossypants” by Tina Fey, the biography of comedian Tina Fey. This book reveals all, and proves that you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

New Audio Books on CD: “Buried Prey” by John Sandford, and “Devious” by Lisa Jackson.

New CDs: “This is County Music” by Brad Paisley, and “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean.

New DVDs: “Life as We Know It,” “Megamind,” and “The Brave Little Toaster.”

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts

Library Notes for August 3, 2011

Mysterious Murders and More… “Pam’s Picks” this week are some of your favorite writers of Mayhem!

Alphabetic order by author of course…that’s the library way.

New Fiction: “Mourning Gloria” by Susan Wittig Albert, this is a China Bayles mystery. China, ex-lawyer and current herbalist must stop a killer whose evil is burning thru Texas.

“Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies” by Susan Wittig Albert, features the town librarian as the heroine. The Garden Club ladies not only dabble with plants but with solving the town mysteries. This is book 2 in the series. Book 1 is called “Darling Dahlias with the Cucumber Tree.

“Crunch Time” by Diane Mott Davidson, this is the newest culinary mystery. Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire, Goldy Schultz helps her fellow chef track down an arsonist.  And almost gets herself and nine beagles killed.

“Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris, my favorite Sookie Stackhouse is back in book 11 of the Southern Vampire series. Many of you follow her adventures on the HBO series “True Blood.” With her knack of getting in trouble’s way Sookie witnesses a fire bombing.

“Three Bedrooms, One Corpse” by Charlaine Harris, this is an Aurora Teagarden mystery. Wow another librarian. Only Aurora has an unexpected legacy which allowed her to quit her job. Now she is into real estate and solving murders.

“Dead by Midnight” by Carolyn Hart, two librarians and now a book store owner. (hmmmm) This is a death on Demand mystery. Annie Darling is the cheerful owner of the Death on Demand bookstore. Annie and her husband Max run a business that helps people in trouble. Together they solve murders and more.

“A lesson in Secrets” by Jacqueline Winspear, this is a Maisie Dobbs novel. Ms. Dobbs’ career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment for Scotland Yard. If you have not read the Maisie books you are in for a surprise. All of her books are set in England during World War 1, where nurse Maisie turns detective.

Enough of murder and mystery…try a little non-fiction.

New Non-fiction: “The Wilder Life” by Wendy McClure, she is on a mission to find the world of beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is a tribute to a series of books that have inspired generations of American readers.

New Biography: “Derek Jeter: from the Pages of the New York Times” by Tyler Kepner.  This is the story of baseball great Derek Jeter.

New Audio Books on CD: “I’ll Walk Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark, and “Mobbed” by Carol Higgins Clark.

New  DVDS: “Rio Bravo,” “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows” Part 1, and “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure.”

New Display: Our display case is full of spoons. I have never seen a collect of spoons like this before. The handle of the spoons are long rifles, some have one and some have two. You really should come check this out.  

We would like to welcome all the Thomas and Bridges to Trigg County this week. We hope you enjoy your visit and stop by the library for more genealogy information.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts

Library Notes for July 27, 2011

It’s Still July. Keep your fingers crossed …Hopefully we are back in business, with all systems fully restored at JLSL! So let me start with a little fiction, a little biography, and then strictly business.

New Fiction: “Buried Prey” by John Sandford, this story of an entire block on the edge of Minneapolis being torn down for development. An unpleasant surprise awaits there for Lucas Davenport when his past meets the present.

“The Fort” by Bernard Cornwell, this is a novel of the Revolutionary War. A British force of Scottish infantry establish a garrison and naval base on the fog bound coast of New England.

“The Dead Town” by Dean Koontz, this is the fifth book in the Frankenstein series. The small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to battle against overwhelming odds, and learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s plan.

New Biographies: “A Singular Woman” by Janny Scott, this is the untold story of Barack Obama’s Mother. Stanley Ann Dunham is more than just a white woman from Kansas.

“Robert Redford” by Michael Callan, the story of one of my favorite actors, Robert Redford…what more is there to say?

New Business Picks: “Facebook & Twitter for Seniors for Dummies,” by Marsha Collier, this is in large print too.

“Complete Idiot’s Guide to Computer Basics” by Joe Kraynak, this book has everything you need to know to get you started.

“Creating Web Pages for Dummies” by Bud E. Smith, this book shows how to easily design, build, and post a Web page with Google Page Creator.

“Building Web Sites All-in-one for Dummies’ by Claudia Snell and Doug Sahlin, want to launch a Web site but don’t know where to begin? Information on Web design, page building software, using HTML, site planning, and everything else you need to know can.

“Knock’em Dead Resumes” by Martin Yate, please ask at the front desk for this book.

“Knock’em Dead Cover Letters” by Martin Yate, please ask at the front desk for this book.

New Reference: “Kaplan ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery” this book requires a cash deposit. 

New Audio Books: “The Sixth Man” by David Baldacci, and “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.

New CDs: “Old Time Gospel Favorites” by Oak Ridge Boys, and “Now That’s What I Call Faith.”

New DVDs: “The Switch,” and “Yogi Bear.”

Hey Teens!! Ms. Cheryl will be having an Amazing Race! This is a one day event for teens this Friday, July 29th. Teens in teams of two will race all over town figuring out clues to get to the next stop on the Amazing Race. The winning team will win an e-reader each. Sign up soon time is running out. Call Ms. Cheryl is you have any questions, 522-6301. 

Happy Reading!!

 Pam Metts

Library Notes for July 20, 2011

HOT, HOT, HOT, HOT…what more is there to say. It’s summer, It’s July! The John L. Street Library is COOL in more ways than just AC. Summer Reading that’s cool, E-books they’re cool, “Pam’s Picks are HOT but they are cool! I guess you get the point.

New Fiction: “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson, the Woman’s Club is back to full throttle. Newly married Detective Lindsey Boxer is called to investigate a horrendous crime. Meanwhile Assistant DA Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest cast of her life.

“Priest’s Graveyard” by Ted Dekker, the story of two abandoned souls, a priest and the hopeless victim of a powerful man cross paths. Things go very badly for them. Can love overcome their twisted fate?

“Silent Mercy” by Linda Fairstein, Prosecutor Alex Cooper is called to a crime scene where the body of a young woman is left burning on the church steps. Alex soon becomes involved in the sinister world of New York’s religious institutions.

“Heart of Ice” by Lis Wiehl and April Henry, this is a triple treat novel that will make your blood run cold. Elizabeth Avery has a winsome smile and a flawless figure and underneath a heart of ice.

New Non-fiction: “Complete Fishing Manual” by Henry Gilbey, this is a cool book.

“The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” by Kevin and Alex Malarkey, a remarkable account of miracles, angels, and life beyond. In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, were in an accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex and doctors said, it was unlikely that he could survive. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share.

“Revolt! How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs” by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, this is a Patriot’s Guide.

“Killer Stuff and Tons of Money” by Maureen Stanton, this is a how to book. Seeking history and hidden gems in Flea Markets in America.

New Large Print/Christian Fiction: “Vote of Confidence,” “Fit to be Tied,” and “Matter of Character” by Robin Lee Hatcher, this are the first three books in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series.

Cookbook of the Week: “Cooking with the Class of 2011”by Trigg County Class of 2011.

“Tasteful Table” by Miss Fits Relay for Life Team.

“Good Recipes for Great Democrats” by Trigg County Democratic Woman’s Club.

Yes, you guessed it! These are all local recipes from Trigg County Clubs.

New Audio Books: “Bel-Air Dead” by Stuart Woods, “Six Kill” by Robert B. Parker.

New DVDs: “True Grit” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

Hey Teens!! Ms. Cheryl will be having an Amazing Race! This is a one day event for teens on July 29th. Teens in teams of two will race all over town figuring out clues to get to the next stop on the Amazing Race. The winning team will win a Nook each. Sign up soon time is running out. Call Ms. Cheryl is you have any questions, 522-6301.

Happy Reading!!

Pam Metts

Director

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