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Ken Follett’s long-awaited The Evening and the Morning hit library shelves today, September 15. This prequel to The Pillars of the Earth creates a new beginning to the Kingsbridge cycle, the hugely popular series that ignited an interest in history for many readers. The Pillars of the Earth centered on the building of a cathedral in an English town and its successors span the centuries of the town following the cathedral’s completion.
The last book I checked out from the library before it’s temporary closure was a copy of Murder at Midnight by Avi. I had just started reading a paperback copy of Midnight Magic by Avi at home and I like to keep track of my reading with Goodreads. When I added this title, it informed that it was book #2….. So I stopped reading and placed a hold for the first title on the library website. I like to read my books in order.
Our upcoming program, CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation, scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2017, is perfect for history and genealogy buffs. Tina Beaird, a popular presenter and member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, will lead us through the history of American cemeteries. She will help us learn how to find our ancestors’ burial places, and how to decipher historical symbols on headstones.
Oh sure, you could read about beach houses, dog detectives, and middle aged women getting a new lease on life while you’re enjoying the hot August sun. But what’s the fun in that? You already know how those books end-- the dog solves the crime, the middle age woman finds a new love at the beach house (the hunky repairman, let’s say). Instead, take a trip to the dark side this summer and check out one of these recommended reads below. They are still fun and fast reads, but just a touch more sinister!
We all know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but with so many new teen books having such eye-catching and unique designs, I don't follow that statement much these days. Each of these covers pulls the reader in, and I can't decide what to read next! Take a look and find something new to read: