Just a quick note to let you all know that I'm planning a Reiki program for the end of next month. Linda Street of Healing From the Heart, formerly, Spoonful of Reiki, will present a program on Thursday evening, October 25. Registration for this event begins Sept 25, so for now, just mark your calendars; I'll be posting more about this in days and weeks to come.
Beginning October 1, I'll have a display of books on Reiki and other forms of Energy Healing at the front of the library near the Information Desk and I'll be putting together some reading lists and some information about our speaker for you to pick up.
I hope you'll plan on joining us. I know I'm looking forward to it; my mind/body could use some fixing.
Sorry, no, this is not a food-related post (and I did not misspell "pie," either, by the way). I just purchased a Raspberry Pi, an inexpensive ($35) computer. Not from a guy in a back alley based on a suspicious Craig's list ad, but from an organization that is sparking an interest in DIY computing that resembles the early 1980s when TRS-80s, Commodore 64s, and early Apples initiated the rise of the home computer.
Up and Coming Mystery Authors
I mentioned in an earlier post that many of our fiction and mystery titles are by authors so popular that we have them on Standing Order. This means that our book vendor automatically ships us a designated number of copies of new releases by these writers. Tops among the mystery authors on Standing Order, both in number of copies ordered and in high circulation figures are: Carol Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Diane Mott Davidson, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, and J. D. Robb.
There have been an unusually large number of books published lately not just about the apocalypse, but with apocalypse in the title. With all these similar titles available, how do you pick the apocalypse that's right for you? Let's take a brief look at 4 of these titles.
Cardboard is a sadly overlooked material. It encases things we receive in the mail, protects our "stuff" when we store or move it and winds up in the trash or recycling bin after its purpose is served.
But with a little imagination, cardboard can become just about anything. Just look at the picture book "Not a Box" by Annette Portis for many sweet, playful ideas.
....................most remarkable mystery, one that combines history and a search for treasure as well as a little bit of baseball and time travel. 13 HANGMEN by Art Corriveau is not to be missed by anyone. Kids and even adults will enjoy this tale of murder, lost treasure and history combined into a fascinating story.
It seems like only yesterday that the fantasy genre was reserved for a special few, those who wanted more than what the real world had to offer. It used to be that some people had a negative perception of fantasy literature (especially those who read only "mainstream" literature) as being cheesy, badly written, or cliche.
Have you noticed there's a lot of monsters running around in teen literature lately?
If you haven't, get out from under that rock and start reading! Monsters are running rampant through all genres, including--you guessed it!--comics. What's cool about the graphic novel side of it is that you get some super visuals to go along with the creepy storylines.