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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

As promised, my favorite horror reads this year!

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My number one favorite horror story 
of the year is,
"The Fisherman" by John Langan
Hands down, the best of the year. 

"The Bone Mother" by David Demchuk is not to be missed coming in at number two. Get your creepy on. 

Coming in at number 3 is a new spin on the post-apocalyptic genre, "When the English Fall" by David Williams.

"See What I Have Done" by Sarah Schmidt  brings a super creepy look at Lizzie Borden. This is number four. 

Number 5 is more of a ghost story murder mystery that I just loved. 
"Himself" by Jess Kidd.

I have three more horror tales on my TBR pile, and the year's not over. Here's hoping I find one more! 
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Here's a treat for you this Halloween...

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Artist Eric Millikin creates incredible Halloween artwork out of candy wrappers.
Check it out and then check out the link below!
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6 Great Horror Stories You Can Read Right Now.

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Our fabulous friends at BookRiot have compiled a list of 6 great horror stories you can read right now. And you know what? They're ALL written by women. Remember. 
They are horror stories and not for the faint of heart.
Read them right here.
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I urge you to read Carmen Maria Machado's "Her Body and Other Parties" and hold on to your hat. 
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Join us this Wednesday at 7:30pm for our famous Mystery Book Discussion!

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Join us this Wednesday at 7:30pm as the Mystery Book Discussion talks about:
"A Simple Murder" by Eleanor Kuhns!

A Simple Murder: A Mystery (Will Rees Mysteries)


A first novel by an award-winning writer finds former soldier-turned-traveling weaver Will Rees tracking down his mistreated son to a Shaker settlement in late-18th-century Maine, where his efforts to reconcile are challenged by the murder of a young woman and dark community secrets.

Join us Wednesday at 7:30pm!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Join us Wednesday, November 1st as the Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion heads to Brooklyn...

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Join us as we discuss debut novel
 "Invisible City" 
by Julia Dahl
Books are at the Circulation Desk now.

Investigating the murder of a Hasidic Jewish woman who because of religious laws will be buried without an autopsy, journalist Rebekah Roberts intercedes to prevent the woman's killer from getting away with the crime.
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See you then!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thrillers abound!

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Our friends at Read it Forward have compiled a list of 
7 recent thrillers that rival Gone Girl.

Here's a sneak peak: 

 Fierce Kingdon Leona The Final Girls
 A Stranger in the House The Party Best Day Ever
 How Will I Know You 

Thursday, October 12, 2017


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Okay, so I held off for a while with my sci-fi posts, 
but I just couldn't help myself!
Plain and simple, Annihilation unsettled me, and that's saying alot. 
Scifi peeps have probably already read it, but if you haven't, 
it's worth a shot before the movie in February 2018. 
Here's the trailer:

By the way, it's part of a trilogy but do not let that scare you away from the first book. 
Here are the other two:
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hillary Jordan's prize-winning debut is now a motion picture...

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The Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion crew read this book back in 2009 to rave reviews. We couldn't put it down. 

Here's a synopsis of the Mudbound from Adam Chitwood of Collider: 
"Co-written and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah), this Southern epic is based on the Hillary Jordan novel of the same name and takes place in the 1940s, where it revolves around two families—one white and one black—who live on one farm. The black family works the farm for the white family, but the stories of the characters are endlessly intertwined as they navigate racism, poverty, and World War II side by side." 

The book is riveting and I expect the movie to be nothing less.
Mudbound will be available on Netflix and released in theaters on November 17th.

Read the full article from Collider here. 

View the trailer here:

Monday, October 9, 2017

Netflix favorite, "Black Mirror" picked up two Emmys this year but the news just gets better...

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Charlie Brooker, creator and writer of this Twilight Zone-like limited series on Netflix is set to expand his series into a 3-volume book set. 
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I know right?? Read this great article from EW for more info, but in the meantime, look for the first volume to be published some time in May of 2018. Contributing authors include,  
Cory Doctorow, Claire North and Sylvain Neuvel. 
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Season 4 of the show will feature 6 new episodes and as of right now, Netfilx is pretty tight-lipped about the release date. So, if you don't hear from me in a while, you'll know why. 
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