Here we will post our musings on a wide variety of titles. You can comment on our posts and find the titles in our catalog.

Maggie’s Second Chance by Nancy Furstinger

Maggie’s Second Chance by Nancy Furstinger is a picture book that tells the story of a pregnant dog abandoned when her owners move.  Luckily before she starves to death (they left her inside an empty house), a realtor discovers her and gets her to the dog pound.  She delivers her puppies and of course they [...]

The Real Romney by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman

It’s a presidential election year, and one way to learn more about the presidential candidates is to read books written about them or by them.  There’s a lot available in book form by/about President Obama and you can check TCPL holdings by clicking this link here. What’s been written in book form about Mitt Romney?  [...]

Temple Grandin: How the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery

The story of Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery is written for kids who just don’t fit in.  Temple Grandin was diagnosed with the brain disorder known as autism when she was three.  Her father wanted to send his daughter to live in an institution but her mother knew Temple was smart. She found schools and [...]

Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn

Radio Commentator Paul Harvey, always used to end his shows with “and now you’ve head the rest of the story”.  That phrase came to mind when I recently read Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn.  Hohn’s book, subtitled “The true story of 28,800 bath toys lost and sea” concerns  plastic ducks and other toys, known as the [...]

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. He’s lived for the last 27 years at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. Ivan spends his days in his glass enclosure being watched by humans and creating artwork that’s sold for profit. His fellow companions are Stella an elephant injured from the treatment of her previous [...]

Before the Poison by Peter Robinson

It’s hard to think of a more stellar master of the British police procedural than Peter Robinson and his Inspector Banks series.  But there is so much more to Robinson’s work, than his series titles. Nowhere is that more obvious, than in his latest page-turner, Before the Poison. Set in Yorkshire, this mystery follows Hollywood [...]

The Fruit Gardener’s Bible by Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry

We have a new gardening book by Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry called The Fruit Gardener’s Bible that is awesome!  I’ve grown strawberries for years but am fairly new to the world of grapes, peaches, apples, raspberries and blackberries (all of which were already planted at the house we bought or I planted shortly thereafter).  [...]

Boston Cream by Howard Shrier

Boston Cream is the third novel in a mystery series by Canadian writer, Howard Shrier.  All three books including High Chicago and Buffalo Jump feature the antics of secular Jewish private detective, Jonah Geller. As I enjoy mysteries with rich settings, I was attracted by the title, seeking to see if it was similar to [...]

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