Friday, October 30, 2009

The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol begins with an ancient ritual and a secret. Again, brilliant Harvard professor Robert Langdon finds himself in a predicament that requires his vast knowledge of symbology and superior problem-solving skills to save the day, and in this case, a matter of national security. The setting, unlike other Robert Langdon novels, is stateside, set in Washington, D.C. As with other Dan Brown books, the pace is relentless and the revelations are many. The Freemasons organization and its beliefs and origins are at the center of this dynamic book.

Nothing is ever as it seems in a Robert Langdon novel, and The Lost Symbol is no exception. There are flashbacks of Langdon and other character’s lives that give us a more in-depth picture of how and why decisions are made when they are made. As always, there are interesting twists and turns that keep the reader engaged and enthralled. There are also things that will make you raise your eyebrows – you didn’t see THAT coming. This book will keep you interested throughout. Definitely a must read

Monday, October 19, 2009

Autumnal Display

Look for our Autumn display for Fall craft ideas, Halloween, beautiful pictures and more!  Located above the non fiction DVDs, these books are all available for check out!  So don't leaf without your Fall book today!   

Thursday November BCB: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Product Description:

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What is a web browser?

Are you in the minority of people who actually know what a browser is? You might be surprised to learn that it is not google, yahoo or any other search engine.

Monday November BCB: A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

From the Back Cover:

In the brooding moors above a humble Yorkshire village stood Fairley Hall. There, Emma Harte, its oppressed but resourceful servant girl, acquired a shrewd determination. There, she honed her skills, discovered the meaning of treachery, learned to survive, to become a woman,
and vowed to make her mark on the world.

In the wake of tragedy she rose from poverty to magnificent wealth as the iron-willed force behind a thriving international enterprise. As one of the richest women in the world Emma Harte
has almost everything she fought so hard to achieve-save for the dream of love,
and for the passion of the one man she could never have.

Through two marriages, two devastating wars, and generations of secrets, Emma's unparalleled success has come with a price. As greed, envy, and revenge consume those closest to her, the brilliant matriarch now finds herself poised to outwit her enemies, and to face the
betrayals of the past with the same ingenious resolve that forged her empire.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories

 by Robin Mckinley

Meet five ordinary, pragmatic heroines with hidden strengths: Lily, a girl with no voice, who falls for a mage; Ruen, whose uncle wishes to discredit her and rule her kingdom himself; Erana, daughter to a wood cutter who stole herbs from a witch’s garden and was given to the witch as payment; Coral, newly married to a widowed farmer, who is drawn to the strange hill covered in buttercups; and lastly Annabelle, who finds a strange doorway opened by a knot in the grain.

These five tales are full of thrilling magic, beauty and romance.  The first four are love stories set in Damar, the world of Mckinley’s Newbery award winning The Hero and the Crown, where each heroine seeks a place in her world and a partner to complement her own potential.  The last tale, set in the present day is a tale simply of magic and finding a place to call home.

Part of my 100 + readintg challenge