By Skyey cold
Of crystals make
On your fingers laid
I pause, that you
My beauty see
Breathe and I vanish instantly. By Walter de la Mare
I liked the Snowflake poem so much I thought I would share the second verse with my readers! Then right on to “Pam’s Picks.” My Non-fiction Pick: a reference book, “Guinness Book of World Records 2011.” Exploding with thousands of new records. Then Adventure, adventure and a little more adventure.
New Fiction: “Warlord” by Ted Bell, this is an Alex Hawke novel. Counterspy Alex races to stop a plot to murder the British Royal Family.
“Dead or Alive” by Tom Clancy, this is an update on the Jack Ryan story, both father and son. While the senior Ryan is sitting at home quietly penning his memoirs, the real action is taking place at “The Campus,” the independent secret intelligence agency he set up when he was commander in chief. Jack Ryan Jr., who works for The Campus as a researcher, has, unbeknownst to his father, begun involving himself in field operations.
“Athena Project” by Brad Thor, this is the world’s most elite counterterrorism that has just taken its game to an entirely new level.
And a little on the lighter side.
“Border Vixen” by Bertrice Small, this is book five in the Border Chronicles. Margaret “Mad Maggie” Kerr, who in 1532, at 17, is looking for a husband who “will be content to let me do what needs doing.” Her grandfather Dugald Kerr puts out a challenge for a man who can “outride, outrun and outfight” Maggie, his only heir to the family fortune, which includes control of a vital passage between Scotland and England that the Kerrs have protected for more than 500 years.
“In Every Heartbeat” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, this is a Christian Fiction book. This is the story of three best friends, three cherished dreams and three searching hearts.
Oprah’s new choice, “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” in one book, by Charles Dickens. These are oldies but great reading!
Have a great reading week.
New Audio Books on CD: “Kill and Tell” by Linda Howard, and “Exclusive” by Fern Michaels.
New DVDs: “The Duchess” and Inception.”
Book Signing and Talk: Thomas Harper will be here February 26th in the basement of the library for a book sign of his first book that is due out February 21st. The signing/ talk will be from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. You can call Thomas to reserve a copy of “Images of America: Trigg County, a pictorial history.”
We are planning a Writers Workshop for February. If you are interested please call and sign up. The workshop will be led by Michael Freeland, author of “Blood River to Berlin” and “Time and the River.”
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.