The President's Vampire, Book 2

Friday, June 22, 2012
Christopher Farnsworth

The book opens with undead Nathaniel Cade confronting a very bad man in the mountains of Pakistan.  Unfortunately, Osama Bin Laden turns into something even scarier than a vampire.....

The ultimate secret. The ultimate agent. Nathaniel Cade returns.

For 140 years, Nathaniel Cade has been the President's Vampire, sworn to protect and serve his country. Cade's existence is the most closely guarded of White House secrets: a superhuman covert agent who is the last line of defense against nightmare scenarios that ordinary citizens only dream of.

When a new outbreak of an ancient evil—one that he has seen before—comes to light, Cade and his human handler, Zach Barrows, must track down its source. To protect and serve" often means settling old scores and confronting new betrayals . . . as only a centuries-old predator can.      Check our Digital Catalog & Download Center!


Made in Detroit

Monday, June 11, 2012
Paul Clemens
Made in Detroit

Read on my Nook. I lived on the east side of Detroit for 10 years and so this book brought back many memories of the area. I love Detroit and this book describes the downfall of so much of the city. It discusses Coleman Young's terrible run as mayor, the Catholic church and schools, Black citizens and the racist issue while showing a boy's growing up in the city.  Fascinating book and those of us  in the suburbs need to read it.  Check our catalog or check for the ebook.

Sue N., Youth Services


Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Monday, June 11, 2012
Amy Chu
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

I needed a book on my Nook and found this really good one. I never would have looked in the 300s at the library since that section is social studies.  Amy Chu compares her Chinese mother method of raising children to our Western American way. Wow, she seems so regimented and strict and it is hard for an American mother to accept what she is doing.  Chu and her book have been on a lot of the TV talk shows with great controversy. Her two daughters, Sophia and Lulu, have very different personalities and there are conflicts as Lulu becomes a teenager. In the end, Chu realizes that she needs to ease up and make some changes herself.  Fascinating book.  Check our catalog or check for the ebook

Sue N., Youth Services

Not My Daughter

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Barbara Delinsky
Not My Daughter

Read on my Nook.  This novel is based on a true story that took place in Massachusetts a few years ago.  Five teenage girls chose to get pregnant in a pact.  They didn't think ahead to see what it would do the the biological fathers, their parents and the community.  Delinsky always presents really good characters and this is no exception.  It was a fast read but an interesting on.  Check our catalog or check for eBook

Sue N., Youth Services  

I am Nujood, age 10 and Divorced

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Nujood Ali
I am Nujood, age 10 and Divorced

Read on my Nook. The title intrigued me and I like to read about people and their lives in the middle east.  Nujood was married as a  9 year old child to a man 3 times her age.  He was supposed to stay away from her until she was a teen but immediately comsumated the marriage and was cruel to her all the time.  His family also abused her but she became strong and went to court and managed to divorce him.  Fascinating reading as well as sad.  Check our catalog or check for eBook

Sue N., Youth Services 

Is it just me? Or is it nuts out there?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Whoopi Goldbert
Is it just me?

Interesting book about our culture and manners.  I read it on my Nook during vacation and it was good to read on a trip because of the many short chapters. It addressed children, hotel behavior, airplanes, job situations and much more. It also had short quizzes at the end of some of the chapters asking if you are guilty of some of the bad behavior and how to change.  Check our catalog or check for ebook

Sue N.,Youth Services 

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Rob Sheffield

This book was read on an Ipad2, using a Kindle App - downloaded for free from the library's website!

Growing up in the eighties, Sheffield (contributing editor to Rolling Stone), was surrounded by mysteries; girls, the catholic church. and his sisters.  These were the years of MTV and John Hughes movies, the era of big dreams and bigger shoulder pads. Like any teenage geek, Rob Sheffield spent the decade searching for true love and maybe a cooler haircut. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran is his tale of stumbling into adulthood with a killer soundtrack. Inept flirtations. Dumb crushes. Deplorable fashion choices. Girls, every last one of whom was madly in love with the bassist of Duran Duran.

This is a book about moments in time, and the way we obsess over them through the years. Every song is a snapshot of a moment that helps form the rest of your life. Whenever you grew up, and whatever your teenage obsessions, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran brings those moments to life.  Check Digital Catalog and Download Center

And for your listening pleasure, here's an 80's playlist just for you:

Rob Sheffield’s Top 80’s Summer Cruising Songs

  1. Little Red Corvette (1982) by Prince
  2. Missing You (1984) by John Waite
  3. Never Let Me Down Again (1987) by Depeche Mode
  4. Is There Something I should Know? (1983) by Duran Duran
  5. It Takes Two (1988) by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
  6. Our Lips Are Sealed (1980) by The Go-Go’s
  7. Hysteria (1987) by Def Leppard
  8. Left of the Dial (1985) by The Replacements
  9. My Perogative (1989) by Bobby Brown
  10. Wild in the Streets (1986) by Bon Jovi


Diane, Administration



A Discovery of Witches

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Deborah Harkness
Discovery of Witches

Wow!  I loved this book.  Setting- the world as we know it, with a twist.  Along with humans, the world is inhabited by other creatures- witches, vampires, and daemons.  Diana Bishop is of "the Bishop family" of witches.  But Diana wants nothing to do with witchcraft and doesn't "use" her powers.  She is a historian, graduate of Yale, currently at Oxford studying alchemy manuscripts.  Unknowingly, Diana discovers a bewitched manuscript.  Everyone, well not the humans, want this manuscript and will stop at nothing to get it.  Enter Matthew Clairmont, vampire and geneticist.  Are Matthew's intentions honorable?  Is he turely there to protect Diana?  Get caught up as the story unfolds, the characters develop and we learn more about Diana and Matthew's families and histories, and the world of these other creatures.  Fall under the spell of this novel.  But, be forwarded that this is the first of a trilogy, the current publication date for book two is July 2012.  Author Deborah Harkness is a history professor, she lists 10 nonfiction titles that influenced her writing of the All Souls Trilogy (see her list, scroll down the page).  Check our catalog or check the Digital Catalog and Download Center for the eBook.

Holly, Youth Services

State of Wonder

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ann Patchett

I loved Bel Canto by Ann Patchett so I was so eager to read her new book. I was not disappointed! Patchett is a great story teller. The main character of the book, Marina Singh, travels to the Amazon jungle and I could hear the insects and feel the oppressive heat of the Jungle as I read. Dr. Singh travels to the Amazon to find out what happen to a fellow Doctor working for the same Drug company as she does. She meets many interesting characters, some from a native tribe that the Scientists live among. She creates a particularly strong bond with a young deaf Native boy who helps her navigate the Jungle and in one very stressful experience with a snake Marina saves the boy's life. I had a hard time putting this one down!

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Jan K., Youth Services

Lady Blue Eyes (eBook)

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Barbara Sinatra

I downloaded this book from the library ebook collection for my Nook. It's an interesting read by Frank Sinatra's 4th and last wife Barbara about how they met and their life together. It's a life of traveling around the world to stay at the best places, eat the best foods, and party with the rich and famous of that time. It is certainly a book written from Barbara's point of view because Frank's three children with his first wife Nancy are barely mentioned. It was fun to read about Frank's connection to many Presidents, world leaders, and movie stars. An interesting fact is that Barbara Sinatra was married to Zeppo Marx of the Marx brothers before she married Frank. I think its fun to read about a lifestyle I will never see, if you do too you'll like this book!

Jan K., Youth Services