BookClique

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.

The Passage by Justin Cronin and NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

I just finished two great horror novels and thought why not write a recommendation for both?  Justin Cronin’s The Passage came out several years ago and got stellar reviews-I just now got around to reading it and it was wonderful!  And a recent release that has gotten lots of rave reviews is Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 [...]

Another Insane Devotion by Peter Trachtenberg

I am usually very cautious about reading a story where an animal plays a large part.  I took a chance on Another Insane Devotion by Peter Trachtenberg.  It seemed, according to reviews, to treat the relationship between the cats and their people as real and meaningful, on the same level and with nuances as with [...]

Mental Floss magazine

My new favorite magazine is Mental Floss, whose tag line is “Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix”. This is a fun read filled with all kinds of random facts. The magazine covers topics about everything from Einstein to Coffee. If you like quirky information then you’ll appreciate this magazine. If you love learning interesting things [...]

David Nash by David Nash

I came upon the work of British Sculptor, David Nash, in a circuitous way.  I subscribe to an email art alert service called ArtFinder which brings much of British modernism my way.  I use it as a way to learn about artists.  Interestingly enough, the artists’ work that attracts me the most is quite often [...]

420 Characters by Lou Beach

420 Characters by Lou Beach is a book of very short, short stories that began as a series of Facebook status updates. All are limited to 420 characters but feel surprisingly complete. Let me give you an example: THERE WAS A MOUSE that lived behind the big metal trash can in the kitchen. Mother weighed [...]

Kirby’s Way by Angie Klink

You can be right smack up against history every day without knowing it.  Especially the history of your own community.   Kirby’s Way by author Angie Klink tells the personal, social, and business history of Kirby and Caroline Risk and the company they built in Lafayette Indiana, Kirby Risk Electrical Supply.   From a larger perspective, it’s [...]

I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail by Ramsingh Urveti

Do you remember the poem “I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail”?  It’s a 17th century English poem included in classic anthologies of children’s poetry especially because it is a ‘trick verse’. Graphic designer, Jonathan Yamakami and illustrator Ramsingh Urveti have teamed up in I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail to unlock [...]

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

The Last Guardian is the eighth book that Eoin Colfer has written in the Artemis Fowl series that can be found in the Young Adult collection at TCPL. Artemis’ nemesis the pixie Opal Koboi is up to more than her usual mischief as she has disabled the fairy world and wreaking havoc on Artemis’ family [...]

The Last Englishman: the double life of Arthur Ransome by Roland Chambers

The Last Englishman:  the double life of Arthur Ransome  by Roland Chambers is a biography of one of the British Empire’s favorite children’s authors, Arthur Ransome.  Best known for his Swallows & Amazons series, first published in 1930 and extending to some 12 titles by 1947, the books feature adventures by groups of children almost [...]

Running Away to Home by Jennifer Wilson

Running away to Home by Jennifer Wilson is a fascinating look at another culture through the eyes of an American family.  Wilson, her husband, Jim, and two young children, spent four months in Croatia in the village of Mrkpalj, from whence Wilson’s great grandparents emigrated to America.  One day the Wilsons are living the hectic [...]

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