Monday, June 28, 2010

Spoken From the Heart

I am currently reading Spoken From the Heart, by Laura Bush. She is an exceptional writer; including tidbits of history with her stories, which I find especially interesting. Her description of her husband's first inauguration made me feel as if I were there. She takes the reader back to 9-11, sharing poignant stories such as a group of Jewish women who went shopping for muslim women too afraid to go out. Another is placing daughter, Jenna, next to Vladimir Putin's wife at a dinner because both could speak Spanish. This conveyed to me what a thoughtful and caring person she is. I can't wait to finish it.

This review was entered by Phyllis into our Adult Summer Reading Program. Thanks Phyllis!

Friday, June 25, 2010

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

I recently finished "This Time Together" by Carol Burnett.  I found it to be as thoroughly enjoyable as Carol herself.  She shares personal stories, both funny and sad, including anecodotes about Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews. The book left me with the feeling that I knew her.  I highly recommend it especially to those who are already a fan, like I am!

Written by Phyllis Kelly

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

Product Description

America's #1 bestselling author, James Patterson, brings us a magical story about a love that transcends boundaries . . .


Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she'll soon forget him.


Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets someone-a handsome, comforting, funny man. He's perfect. His name is Michael . . .


This is a heartrending story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestselling author all over the world, SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

July: Monday BCB Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here?

Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner’s nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner’s neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch–and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, “What is life all about, anyway?” Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot’s Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security.

In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg “was put on this earth to write” (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in.

From the Hardcover edition.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Adult Summer Reading Program Winners!

Thanks to all the people who submitted reviews for our Adult Summer Reading program. Any adult can write a review, and if picked, could be posted on our blog. It also increases your chances of winning a weekly prize.

This weeks prize winners are: Angie C., Angie L., Deb B., Susan G.

Congrats and keep entering and writing reviews! We've had a great turnout so far (we're getting close to 100 participants!) and are so excited that so many of you are a part of our Water Your Mind Summer Reading Program.

We will be posting some of the wonderful reviews we've gotten, so be looking for those on the blog next week.
Happy Reading!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Reader Recommendations!

Thanks to all who participated in our Adult Summer Reading Program last week. Here are a few of the great titles recommended to us by our patrons.

Remember! We want to know what you read and loved so we can pass it on, so when you're slipping your name into the watering can to win prizes, leave us a note letting us know what read has stuck out.

Recommended Titles:

Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint

My Sergei- a love story by Ekaterina Gordeeva

Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

The Shack by William P. Young

Friday, June 4, 2010

Adult Summer Reading Program Winners!

Thanks to everyone who has put their name in for the Adult Summer Reading Program! We've had a good turn out for the first week and pulled for prizes today. Three winners will walk home with some cute Water Your Mind merchandise and prizes. Congrats to Donna, Pam, and Rusty!

Don't forget, there are two ways you can win: you can place your name in the watering can each time you come into the library, or you can write a short review and place it in the basket at the Adult Services Desk. Your review might be used on the blog so get to writing!

Do let us know on your entry form if you've ready any good book lately (or audiobook, or even nonfiction dvd!) so that we can recommend them to others.

Happy reading!