Thursday, January 28, 2016

What We Do in the Shadows


Do you like horror-comedy? Mockumentaries? Vampires trying to be modern? Me too!

Four vampires - Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr - share a flat in the Wellington suburb of Te Aro, New Zealand. They are all centuries old and not modern at all but are trying their best. Before the annual Un-Holy Masquerade Ball, these guys decide to invite a documentary crew into their home to show people what vampires are really like. While they enjoy going out on the town looking for people to eat, they also need to take turns with chores and pay rent.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Soul Surfer

By Bethany Hamilton

They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing—not even the loss of her arm—could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark’s stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: “Get to the beach....” And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was “When can I surf again?” it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story—a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.


Monday, January 18, 2016

The Choice

By Nicholas Sparks

Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life - boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. 

Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heart wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

~ Crystal

Summer Secrets

By Jane Green

Struggling with a shocking family secret, London journalist Cat Coombs finds herself drowning her sorrows in a bottle of vodka. This family secret leads her to her father and half-sisters who lives in Nantucket. This story takes you through the trials in her life including possibly losing the people she loves most. The AA meetings she attends help her not only gain her sobriety they help her with her relationships. This story will have you thinking about summer (here in the freezing cold winter months) and keep you captivated till the very end.

~ Beckie H.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

By Cassandra Clare

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them...


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era

By Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturgis

Downton Abbey. Need I say more? The photos are gorgeous. Each chapter highlights a different character. Check out all our other Downton Abbey books!

~ Dixie

Friday, January 8, 2016

Before the Awakening

by Greg Rucka

I've seen the movie "Star Wars The Force Awakens" and have been impatiently waiting for the novelization - this little gem gives you something to get you through the wait!  While it's considered a children's book, it's 224 pages and still full of juicy stories about these three characters (Finn, Rey, & Poe). The book is divided into three sections for each, and covers the months to days before the events of the movie. I was hoping for a much deeper history, but it was still worth spending 2 hours reading it. A must-read for any Star Wars fan.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

iPhone: the Missing Manual

The book that should have been in the box
By David Pogue

You’ve heard the old saying ‘you only use 10% of your brain’? Well I think the iPhone is like that. It can do so much more than you are doing right now. It’s easy to look up the topic you need help with. It isn’t too technical and I did learn a few things.

~ Dixie

Monday, January 4, 2016

What Alice Forgot

By Liane Moriarty

Alice is twenty-nine, happily married, and pregnant with her first child. Life couldn’t get sweeter. What a shock when she finds out that she fell at the gym and has lost 10 years of her memory. She needs to be convinced that she is thirty-nine, in the midst of a nasty divorce and has three children.

For Alice it is like stepping into someone else’s life. She is crazy in love with her husband. They can’t possibly be getting a divorce. As for the kids – she doesn’t even remember giving birth once let alone three times. What do you even do with three kids?

Slowly Alice starts piecing together the last ten years of her life. She needs to find out what happened to her marriage and to her so maybe she can start over.

~ Dixie