The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling) was a fun book to read. J K Rowling does have a way with words. I kept reading sentences that would have sounded awkward if I was writing them and wondering at the easy way they fit the flow of the prose. That said, the book is a little wordy. I like for my mysteries to be about 350 pages. This one is 455. The mystery is what I call a ‘fair” one; the clues are all there, you just have to put them together as the detective does. I have to admit that I had rejected the actual murderer as a suspect early on & did not know who it was until the very end. Well done, Galbraith/Rowling! I hope to read more about Cormoran Strike in the future. Join the New Haven “Those Witty Brits” book club on Wed. February 19th at 7:00 for a discussion of The Cuckoo’s Calling.
...As You Like It...
Though, one could say, I’ve had plenty of time, I’ve never read a book by Gunter Grass, who passed away this week. I did once famously buy my friend, Dave, a copy of Grass’ best-known first novel, The Tin Drum, while on a walking tour of Chicago’s Wrigleyville. (Dave, in return, bought me a […]
“Unread Book“, a parody of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” was created by Pogona Creative and the Orange Public Library in association with Chapman University. Love this! Question: Is it just me or does the Guybrarian look like Neil Patrick Harris?
One Book, Two Books, Old Books, New Books
Ballet Storytime was so much fun! We loved having a ballerina and a danseur from Fort Wayne Ballet visit our Storytime to help celebrate National Library Week!
Fitting with National Library Week, today is National Bookmobile Day! Did you know we used to have bookmobiles? Back in the summer of 1927 the first “book wagon” brought books to kids during their vacation from school. By 1929 that summer wagon became a year round “bookmobile.” At first the books were on the outside […]
Notes From the Underground
10 AM to 5 PM May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day! Stop by Young Adults’ Services to:1. Pick up some free comics 2. Make your own mini-comic if you are feeling artistically inclined 3. Take a green screen photo and “shop” yourself into a photo with your favorite character 4. Watch a 3D printer […]
About GLSENs Day of Silence GLSENs Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. History Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest […]
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