Friday, May 30, 2014

Fairy Quest: Outlaws by Paul Jenkins

    Fairy Quest: Outlaws

What's a fairy tale character to do when they don't want to tell their story anymore? Join Red Riding Hood as she make the perilous journey to Realworld. Expressive illustrations, larger than life fairy tale characters, Grimm and the Thought Police make this graphic novel intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable.


Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I loved Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children so I was really looking forward to the sequel Hollow City.  I was not disappointed. The book picks up exactly where Miss Peregrine's leaves off with the children fleeing their home to find a place of safety. The book centers on the children's quest to find help for their beloved caretaker Miss Peregrine who is stuck in bird form and can only be helped by another like her. There is much drama, nail-biting action, and plot twists as the children make their way to London. You won't be bored. I can't wait for the next!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Craft Business: Sewing Books, Quilting Books, Knitting Books Compilation by Mary Kay Hunziger

Craft Business: Sewing Books, Quilting Books, Knitting Books Compilation by Mary Kay Hunziger is very little explanation and several lists of websites you can go to to sell your crafts. If you are looking for resources to sell your work, try this book. If you are looking for "how to", this is not the one for you.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Ten years ago, Craig Johnson published the first Walt Longmire novel, The Cold Dish. The third season of the A&E series based on the books will begin in June.  I love them both!

In Any Other Name, the 10th installment in the series, Johnson still delivers.  Walt is involved in an investigation in a neighboring county as a favor to Lucien, the former sheriff, just as his daughter Cady is expecting her first child in Philadelphia.  With obstacles such as missing women, an officer's suicide, hit men, snow and buffalo, will Walt close the case in time to make his flight to Philadelphia?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton


In Death of a Policeman, Macbeth has to find the killer of a policeman who was sent to spy on him. Inspector Blair is up to his old tricks of trying to get rid of Macbeth. Even though we know that Blair is unbalanced, this book goes farther into some of the things happening inside Strathbane police station. Macbeth deals with the murders and secrets in ways I did not expect. I understand why he did the things he did and the results were good, but I am not Machiavellian enough to appreciate his methods in this story. There should be a clear difference between the good guys and the bad guys.

Kathi Linz

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Half Bad by Sally Green

Half Bad by Sally Green

I have conflicting feelings about this book so let's start with the bad and get it over with.

Bad: I understand the literary choice of writing first person and that this first person isn't very educated but the halting short sentence narrative drove me bananas. I nearly stopped reading. The story is a bit slow and is mostly important for background information on Nathan our horribly abused protagonist. And worst of all, it's yet another trilogy.


Good: It's a good story. I think it might be one of the few trilogies where the second book might be more enjoyable than the first. Nathan has an indomitable will to survive, couple that with the ability to heal quickly and it makes for some pretty awful scenes of brutality which are well written and don't feel gratuitous. There are some pretty interesting characters, my favorite is Celia. She's fascinating. You want to learn about the motivations behind these characters behaviors. 

Like I said, it's a good story; one you will want to finish. And you will HATE waiting for the next installment.

Lola Snyder, MLS
Head of Youth Services

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sell It Online: How to Make Money Selling on eBay, Amazon, Fiverr and Etsy by Nick Vulich

Sell It Online: How to Make Money Selling on eBay, Amazon, Fiverr and Etsy by Nick Vulich is similar to the Freaking Idiots Guides: 4 Book Bundle by the same author. Nick Vulich covers the big four in each book but includes information on other ways to make online money in each. Sell It Online has a section on blogging and life coaching besides selling items and services in Amazon, eBay, Fiverr and Etsy. He gives very clear instructions for setting up accounts and listing items. He thoroughly covers customer service.

If you have a notion to try selling online or posting ebooks to Kindle, check out this book for more information.

Kathi Linz