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PCPL Newsletter June2014
Reviews by Ann
“I’ve always wanted a baby, even when I was little and didn’t know where they came from. It’s been an ache deep in my soul for as long as I can remember – a sickness, a malignant desire creeping through my body, winding its way around my veins, twisting along the billions of nerve pathways, wrapping up my brain in a hormone-fogged desire. All I ever wanted was to be a mother. A little baby girl. Is that too much to ask?”
Prologue, Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes (new adult fiction, FIC HAY)
As it turns out, yes, a little baby girl really is too much to ask.
Ask anyone who knows me well and they’ll assure you that I’m about as maternal as a gerbil – and gerbils occasionally eat their young. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children to death and would do anything for them, but I was pretty grateful to receive them after the potty-training and childhood illnesses and endless riddles years had come and gone. I’ve never experienced the baby-lust that so many women I know have gone through, and I’ve never been particularly interested in novels about pregnancies, babies, or nannies. Yet…
I’d seen an enthusiastic review of Until You’re Mine somewhere-or-other but I’d had no real intention of reading it until I saw its cover (I’m a sucker for a really novel book jacket) and I ended up not putting the book down until I’d finished it. I’m not going to tell you about the plot because I can’t think of a way to do that without giving away the ending – and it’s one of the few endings that has ever really surprised me.
Until You’re Mine is as much a mystery as it is a nanny novel, so be forewarned, it does have several violent and disturbing passages.
This Case is Gonna Kill Me (adult fiction, FIC BOR) and
Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova (new adult fiction, FIC BOR)
Bornikova’s first two installments of the Linnet Ellery series have been described as “John Grisham meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and that’s pretty darn accurate. Linnet is a newly-minted lawyer who is beginning her career at Ishmael, McGillary, and Gold, one of the country’s premiere law firms. It also happens to be one the country’s premiere White-Fang law firms, so called because all of the senior partners are – you guessed it – vampires.
Welcome to Linnet’s never-dull professional and personal lives – learn an entirely new definition for the term bloodsucking lawyers, throw in a few irritable werebeasts, a passle of impossibly rude elves, and all of the office politics you can stomach – and you’ve got a new paranormal heroine to love. No word on when the third book will be published, but I’m eagerly anticipating its arrival.
Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles! by Michael SanClements (new adult non-fiction, 668.4 SAN)
“Plastic is everywhere we look. Our computers and children’s toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much, and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier? In Plastic Purge, ecologist Michael SanClements has put together the most up-to-date and scientifically backed information available to explain how plastics release toxins into your body and the effect they have on your and your children’s health. Both approachable and engagin, Plastic Purge provides easy-to-follow advice for how to use less plastic, and thereby reap the benefits, which can include eating a healthier diet and living with less clutter. Dividing plastics into three separate categories – the good, the bad, and the ugly – SanClements shows you how to embrace the good (your phone and medical equipment), avoid the bad (food-storage containers and toys that contain toxic chemicals), and use less of the ugly (single-use plastic that’s just plain wasteful). With the help of SanClement’s Plastic Purge, you and your family will develop easy habits that will enable you to live healthier and happier lives.”
Video Games are HERE
"As PCPL embarks on a transformative plan to bring 21st century technology, skills, and resources to the Putnam County community, we endeavor to promote relevant collections that facilitate digital literacy on the part of our patrons. Video games are an essential part of the 21st century experience, and PCPL is excited to launch this new collection." -Grier Carson, Library Director
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on our behalf and other staff members will contribute in the future. This entry was written by James Champion, one of our Reference Assistants.
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