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Dreams of Sun and Surf

 

The bone-chilling cold has traveled all the way to Florida this month and I will be returning to that "little Paradise on Earth," Captiva, in February. I hope the temperatures will be more seasonable.  While I'm taking my annual pilgrimage to Florida, I love to listen to something tropical such as a Doc Ford mystery by Randy Wayne White.  His hero lives on near-by Sanibel island. Carl Hiaasen is my choice for a good laugh. My favorite title is Native Tongue.   If I want a psychopathic serial killer creatively dispatching nefarious villains, I listen to Tim Dorsey's novels featuring that anti-hero Serge A. Storms.  Whether you travel to the Sunshine State in winter or just dream of palm trees, azure ocean and heated swimming pools, I recommend the above authors to fuel your dreams of sun and warmth.

Audiobooks Fiction January 2010

BCD Akpan
     Say You’re One of Them
by Uwem Akpan.  Read by Robin Miles and Dion Graham.  3 discs.  3 hours.

BCD Auster
     Invisible
by Paul Auster.  Read by the author.  6 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Balogh
     A Matter of Class
by Mary Balogh.  Read by Anne Flosnik.  4 discs. 
4+ hours.

BCD Berry
     The Paris Vendetta
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs. 
13+ hours.

BCD Bray
     Going Bovine
by Libba Bray.  Read by Erik Davies.  12 discs.  15+ hours.
BCD Brown
     Rainwater
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Victor Slezak.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Brown
     Smash Cut
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Victor Slezak.  12 discs.  13 hours.

New Circulation Desk and Lobby

Lobby Under Construction

The Library’s latest remodeling project is customer focused in providing a new circulation desk and a new lobby.  The design incorporates a number of new and exciting concepts for customer service.  Drop off slots directly into the circulation office will be incorporated.  Self service holds will also be introduced and the latest technology in self checkout stations will be available.

This renovation is expected to take less than two months.  A temporary circulation desk has been set up in the reference area. Books can also be checked out at the A/V desk on the lower level.  Throughout the construction all services will be maintained

What's Cooking?: Hot and Steamy...

 

After the gluttonous escapades of holiday eating, it is natural to look for ways to detox and trim down.  Yet when it is bitterly cold outdoors, my body seeks that nourishing warmth to coat me inside out.  What cries out to me?   No cold salads, low carb diets or nonfat foods will satiate me!  Hopefully what awaits me as I walk through the door is a bowl of steamy hot soup or chili with a nice crusty baguette, or a pot of chunky beef stew simmering over the stove, or even better the aroma of whatever went into the slow cooker prepared hours before.  I received a new slow cooking cookbook from my son this Christmas.  There is a great selection of delicious meals with little preparation.  Those slow-cooked Asian Red Glazed baby back ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender.  It is ready as soon as I get home from work and when the mouth-watering aroma hits me…wow!  If you haven’t used a slow cooker, give it a try.  It sure comes in handy in a busy household.

New DVD Releases For January 5th, 2010

We have five new DVD releases for Tuesday, January 5th.  They are:

500 Days of Summer

A Perfect Getaway

All About Steve (Sandra Bullock)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (Michael Douglas)

Paranormal Activity

New DVDs for January 2010

Before the Fall (Foreign Film – Spanish)                                      #11369

Big Lebowski, The (1998 – A Coen Brothers Film)                        #11373

District 9 (Science Fiction)                                                        #11430

Christmas Tale, A (Foreign Film – France)                                    #11348

New Large Print for January 2010

Fiction:

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

The Wrecker by Clive Cussler

Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

The End of the Road by Sue Henry

Ice by Linda Howards

Knit the Season by Kate Jabobs

Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb

Snow Angels by Fern Michaels

A Creed Couny Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

Happiness Key by Emile Richards

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Trooper

Non-Fiction:

Superfreakanomics by Steven D. Levitt

Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson

But I Trusted You... By Ann Rule

 

Audio Book Review: Elegance of the Hedgehog

Reviewed by Gail Seidenfrau,Circulation Supervisor

Elegance of the Hedgehog

Summary:

A concierge, a woman of modest means, interacts with those living in an
building in France. Her life and views of herself are changed when she meets
a wealthy Japanese man and a precocious preteen.

Review:

Enjoyable reading, intelligently written and a surprise ending.

New Music Releases January 2010

Allen, Kris.  Kris Allen                                                                                  MA ALLE KA R02

Amerie.  In Love & War                                                                               R&B AMER ILA D64

New Mysteries January 2010

Writ in Stone by Cora Harrison

Crawlspace by Sarah Graves

Art of Deception by Elizabeth Ironside

Poisoning in the Pub by Simon Brett

Desert Lost by Betty Webb

Fell Purpose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Improving the Silence by Peter Turnbull

Red Velvet Turnshoe by Cassandra Clark

Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks

Tragedy at Two by Ann Purser

Mrs. Malory and Any Man's Death by Hazel Holt

Sew Far, So Good by Monica Ferris

Sting of Justice by Cora Harrison

Faces in the Pool by Jonathan Gash

Catered Birthday Party by Isis Crawford

Full of Money by Bill James

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