Mike's Booknotes


At the Library for August 15th, 2017 - Three new thrillers this week—all about bookstores for some reason: Patti Callahan Henry’s ‘The Bookshop at Water’s End,’ Mathew Sullivan’s ‘Midnight at the Bright Idea’s Bookstore,’ and John Grisham’s ‘Camino Island.’ This is the final week of the Summer Reading Club! The second candy guess of the summer will end on August 19th and the
At the Library for August 8th, 2017 - After being sent to the trenches during the First World War, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote that “junior officers were being killed off, a dozen a minute. Parting from my wife then … it was like a death.” His response to the horrors of war was to write a long narrative poem about a regular
At the Library for August 1st, 2017 - Lots of new mysteries this week from some of the most popular writers, including ones by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Kate Ellis, Lisa Jackson, Iris Johansen, and Alexander McCall Smith. In ‘Terminator Pig’ Gary Jeffrey uses the graphic novel format to describe the Daeodon—a large and carnivorous prehistoric animal which resembles the modern-day pig. Registration

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