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The Red Queen

by Victoria Aveyard
Thursday, December 21, 2017

The story of The Red Queen takes place in a dystopian society where the under-class are governed by the aristocrats. This is the first book in the series, and I listened to the audio-book version offered through our digital catalog and Overdrive. Having not read a summary of the book beforehand, I had expected something more along the line of books by Philippa Gregory, however, this book...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This book talks about the biology and natural history of the moose.  The moose is the largest living member of the deer family.  Their range is across New England to Montana, northern Canada and Alaska, and inhabits Scandinavia and Russia as well. The book discusses the different subspecies of the moose, their behaviors, habit, and conservation. The photographs are truely awesome.  Some interesting stories of the authors encounters.   ...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

This is a true story about a spy named Brian Regan who worked for a United States government agency.  He stole secrets which he tried to sell to foreign countries. It was a well-written, quick read.  I was horrified by how simple it was for the spy to steal secrets and fascinated by how he encrypted his messages and other information.  The author does a wonderful job of describing Brian’s personality and state of mind as well as giving background to other major characters in the story. A real page turner.  I read it in electronic form through our...

Becoming Amish

by Jeff Smith
Thursday, December 14, 2017

I have been intrigued by the Amish since I was first introduced to them as a young teen on a family vacation in Pennsylvania Dutch country.  I was astonished by their dress and that they used horse and buggies for transportation.  Years went by and I decided to take a solo vacation and as a single femail, wanted to go somewhere that semed relatively safe.  Low and behold, I received some literature on northern Indiana and their Amish area which seemed like a good place.  As it turns out, I met the woman that introduced me to my husband on the same trip but that's another story but I guess I owe some credit to the Amish for luring me...

Origin

by Dan Brown
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Once again, Dan Brown writes a fast-paced and extremely detailed novel featuring Harvard Professor Robert Langdon.  This one takes place in Spain and involves an astonishing breakthrough by one of his former students, Edmond Kirsch, who is a billionaire futurist with a renowned global reputation for accurate predictions of upcoming mathematical and financial events.  Mr. Kirsch plans an extravagant event at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao where he plans to unveil the answers to the fundamental questions of human existence which are “where do we come from” and “where are we going?”  In the middle of his presentation,...

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