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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 15:25
Crack open a book this spring and curl up with the classics! Take a look at the selection of books below to explore some of the best-selling books of all time. Maybe you'll read a new book or perhaps sink back into an oldie by a goodie.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Dickens's classic tale of the French Revolution brings to life a time of terror and treason, and chronicles a starving people who rise in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. Two men who look alike love Lucie Manette, and during the French Revolution one of them goes to the guillotine in place of the other for Lucie's happiness.Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 12:28
February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! This day is all about exploring myths and stories, old and new. Take a look through our fairy tale collection or try one of the following books on for size:
Waking Rose: a fairy tale retold by Regina Doman
Nineteen- year old Rose Brier is in love with Fish Denniston: but Fish, struggling with abuse issues in his past, holds her at arms' length until an old danger and tragic accident threatens Rose's life. A modern retelling of the story "Sleeping Beauty", and the third novel in the Fairy Tale Novel series.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:07
President's Day, otherwise known as Washington's Birthday, falls on February 18 this year. This special federal holiday is meant to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States. Join us in exploring our nation's presidents and their histories by curling up with a good presidential book. Here are a few titles to help you get started!
George Washington's Birthday: a mostly true tale by Margaret McNamara and Barry Blitt
From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, readers will discover the truths and myths about George Washington. Did George Washington wear a wig? No. Did George Washington cut down a cherry tree? Probably not. Readers young and old who are used to seeing George Washington as an old man, will get a new look at the first president--as a kid. Perfect for classrooms, Presidents' Day, or as a birthday gift.Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 15:57
Stephen King is a popular American author specializing in suspense, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold millions of copies and have even been adapted into motion pictures. Whether you're an avid fan or not familiar with King's work, we have plenty of his books to offer! Here's our complete book collection of his work from beginning to end, so dive right in and get a thrill.
The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.
A nightmare of evil grips a small Maine town when a mysterious stranger appears.
Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their young son Danny move into the Overlook Hotel, where Jack has been hired as the winter caretaker. Cut off from civilization for months, Jack hopes to battle alcoholism and uncontrolled rage while writing a play. Evil forces residing in the Overlook ¿ which has a long and violent history ¿ covet young Danny for his precognitive powers and exploit Jack¿s weaknesses to try to claim the boy.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:55
There have been a lot of great books coming out this year. Looking for one to get lost in? Maybe these will catch your eye:
Prodigy: A Legend Novel (Trilogy) by Marie Lu
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request#151;June and Day must assassinate the new Elector. It's their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.nbsp; But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she's haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood#151;what if the Patriots are wrong?Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 09:13
Grimm is a television show highlighting Detective Nick Burkhardt in Portland who just so happens to be able to view mythical creatures. Nick learns that he is a descendant from the "Grimms" known as "guardians," who are in charge of keeping a well sustained balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. He also befriends one of these creatures who helps him in battles against those who pose a threat. Each episode has creatures from our favorite fairy tales with a modern spin.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:52
Cary Grant was born in England on January 18, 1904, but was known as a popular American leading actor. To participate in celebrating this iconic actor's birthday, check out some of his most popular movies and learn a bit about him through his biography below.
Cary Grant: a biography by Marc Eliot
Rigorously researched and elegantly written, Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest star in cinema history. Exploring Grant's troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities, as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood's favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant's professional and private life and the first biography to reveal the real man behind the movie star.Add a comment
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