Wednesday, May 24, 2017

OF CATS AND MEN

OF CATS AND MEN

Sue Hill

5 Stars

May 24, 2017

What a delightful book!

As a cat lover, I’ve heard all the old clich├ęs, and usually laugh along good naturedly, but I’m happy to see people embracing our feline friends more than ever these days, and am especially happy to report more men are stepping out from behind the shadows of us ‘crazy cat ladies’ to boldly proclaim their love for these most majestic of creatures.

This book is short, mainly made up of some of the most charming illustrations of famous male cat lovers with their furry friends, and gives a brief accounting of the relationship between these famous men and their feline companions, as well as providing some insightful quotes along the way.

The ‘blurb’ give you a list of the famous cat loving men featured in this book, so I won’t go over that again, but one of my favorite quotes was from poet Charles Bukowski:

“If you’re feeling bad, you just look at the cats, you’ll feel better, because they know that everything is, just as it is. There’s nothing to get excited about. They just know. They’re saviors. The more cats you have, the longer you live. If you have a hundred cats, you’ll ten times longer than if you have ten. Someday this will be discovered, and people will have a thousand cats and live forever. It’s truly ridiculous.”

The illustrations are what makes this book so special! Wonderful, colorful drawings, that translate surprisingly well in digital format!! So, no matter which format you enjoy, this book is must for cat lovers, and would make a lovely gift!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

What We're Reading

Here's a snapshot of what the library staff is reading.

What are you reading right now? Recommend books to others in the comments section.



Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
By Simonson, Helen
2010-11 - Random House Trade
9780812981223 CHECK CATALOG
Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside, is filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and contains a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of readers' own families. Their interactions are both hilarious and heartbreaking. …More


Mark of the Thief: Mark of the Thief #1
Mark of the Thief: Mark of the Thief #1
By Nielsen, Jennifer A.
2015-12 - Scholastic Paperbacks
9780545561556 CHECK CATALOG
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for.

Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing
…More


One Half from the East
One Half from the East
By Hashimi, Nadia
2016-09 - HarperCollins
9780062421906 CHECK CATALOG

Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Thanhha Lai, and Rebecca Stead, internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi's first novel for young readers is a coming-of-age journey set in modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh--a preteen girl dressed as a boy.
Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune, and her aunt has an idea to bring …More


The End or Something Like That
The End or Something Like That
By Ellis, Ann Dee
2015-07 - Speak
9780142422632 CHECK CATALOG
From the author of "This Is What I Did, " named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, comes an achingly raw and surprisingly funny novel about teen still coping with the loss of her best friend as the one-year anniversary of her friend's death approaches. …More


The Moon and More
The Moon and More
By Dessen, Sarah
2015-05 - Speak
9780142425817 CHECK CATALOG
From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes the story of a life-changing summer romance. During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie. …More


The Chosen One
The Chosen One
By Williams, Carol Lynch
2010-08 - Griffin
9780312627751 CHECK CATALOG
Williams strikes just the right balance between informative and cautionary in this gripping tale about a 13-year-old trapped in a polygamist cult.--"Publishers Weekly," starred review. …More


All the Truth That's in Me
All the Truth That's in Me
By Berry, Julie
2013-09 - Viking Books for Young Readers
9780670786152 CHECK CATALOG
Awards:
Beehive Awards (2016), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2014), Carnegie Medal (2014), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2014), Gateway Readers Award (2016), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2015), Tayshas Reading (2014)

Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled, and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home. But when the town is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light. …More

Friday, May 19, 2017

HELP TEENS KEEP READING WITH FREE AUDIO BOOK THIS SUMMER



The SYNC program returns to give you free audio books all summer long
Posted April 26, 2017 by Adam Sockel under Library, Schools.
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There are few things more exciting than when the calendar turns to late spring and summer. Schools will soon be letting out and students and parents alike can spend their time enjoying the outdoors. The one thing to be cautious of during these months, however, is the dreaded Summer Slide. As students are away from classrooms, they tend to read less and their comprehension levels can taper off. Luckily, there’s a solution that readers of all ages can take advantage of. Audiobooks are wonderful for reading while on the go and thanks to AudioFile’s SYNC program, you can get two free audiobooks each week for the next 16 weeks straight. The program starts today (April 27) and runs throughout summer.
How it works
Visit http://audiobooksync.com each week to get your two free audiobooks. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET so be sure to visit frequently so you don’t miss out on any books. All titles are in MP3 format and they play in the OverDrive app. While at the SYNC website you can sign up to receive weekly reminder alerts by text message or email newsletter. SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience. The program demonstrates that required reading can be completed by listening but these titles can be enjoyed by literature lovers of any age.
The program kicks off with two outstanding selections. The first one is The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, a masterclass in innocence and corruption that has endured for over 100 years. The second title is The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, a terrifying psychological thriller that will keep you guessing long after you’ve finished the book.
You can learn more about the program, see all of this year’s selections and get promotional materials by visiting http://audiobooksync.com. We would like to thank AudioFile for once again partnering with OverDrive on this exciting program to help bring summer reading to headphones around the world.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ice Cream, Ice Cream...We All Scream For Ice Cream.

A fun collection of 60 recipes, riffs, toppings, and serving ideas for ice creams

Sue Hill

5 Stars

May 12, 2017



It's almost that time again, if you consider cold treats to be a seasonal thing--time for ice cream and all those other tasty frozen treats! And if you're looking for ideas to make at home, Food52 has all the ideas you need. From ideas for no-churn ice creams to boozy ice cream treats, from milkshakes to popsicles to ice cream sandwiches, Food52 Ice Cream and Friends has it all.

And I do mean that this cookbook has it all. Not just the frozen treats, but all the accoutrements--magic shell, sugar cones, old-fashioned hot fudge, balsamic butterscotch, and even sprinkles. Yes, they include a recipe for sprinkles. You can add whatever flavor or color you like, because they're your very one homemade sprinkles! How cool is that?

And because it's Food52, they know all the ins and outs of making ice cream. Did your ice cream base break? They know how to fix it. They know how to temper chocolate so the texture is perfect for mixing it into ice cream. They know how best to store it, what kind of shelf life it has, and how to fix it when it gets too melty. They even have tips for dealing with that nemesis of all the frosty summer treats, The Brain Freeze.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

NEW AUDIOBOOKS AT BRIGHAM CITY LIBRARY

Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

The Fix
The Fix
By Baldacci, David
2017-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586561 CHECK CATALOG
THE NEW MEMORY MAN NOVEL

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.

Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a
…More


The Lost Order
The Lost Order
By Berry, Steve
2017-04 - Minotaur Books
9781250056252 CHECK CATALOG

The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found.
Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of …More


Any Day Now
Any Day Now
By Carr, Robyn
Narrated by Plummer, Thaeraese
2017-04 - Recorded Books
9781501949456 CHECK CATALOG
The highly anticipated sequel to #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr's What We Find transports readers back to Sullivan's Crossing. The rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide trails welcomes everyone--whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a whole new lease on life. It's a wonderful place where good people face …More


Leopards Fury
Leopards Fury
By Feehan, Christine
2017-01 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410496676 CHECK CATALOG
A ruthless criminal unleashes his most feral desires in the new Leopard novel from the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "Wild Cat."

Passion melts the will of an ice-cold criminal when he meets the one woman who can tame the beast inside him.

Leopard's Fury

With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of
…More


History of Wolves
History of Wolves
By Fridlund, Emily
2017-01 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802125873 CHECK CATALOG
-So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides ---Aimee Bender

Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands
…More


Expecting to Die
Expecting to Die
By Jackson, Lisa
Read by Ross, Natalie
2017-02 - Brilliance Audio
9781491531921 CHECK CATALOG

The menacing woods of Grizzly Falls, Montana, are not for the faint of heart. But for some, they're the perfect setting for partying and pranks. They don't know there's a rapt audience amid the tangled trees, a killer with a different kind of game in mind, for whom the woods are dark and deep--and perfectly deadly...
Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or …More


No Easy Target
No Easy Target
By Johansen, Iris
2017-04 - Recorded Books
9781501949425 CHECK CATALOG
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a new explosive thriller featuring fan favorite character Margaret Douglas, an animal psychic.

When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. But danger is in hot pursuit, and Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the
…More


The Highwayman
The Highwayman
By Johnson, Craig
Narrated by Guidall, George
2016-05 - Recorded Books
9781501928529 CHECK CATALOG
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Longmire series-the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix. When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land …More


The Mangle Street Murders
The Mangle Street Murders
By Kasasian, M. R. C.
Read by Nettleton, Lindy
2014-02 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781482995695 CHECK CATALOG
The first in a charming, evocative, and sharply plotted Victorian crime series starring a detective duo to rival Holmes and Watson After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country's most famous private detective. It is 1882, and London is at its murkiest yet most vibrant, wealthiest yet most poverty stricken. No sooner does March …More


The Recipe Box
The Recipe Box
By Lee, Sandra
Read by Sands, Xe
2013-07 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781482924060 CHECK CATALOG
From New York Times bestselling author Sandra Lee comes her debut novel, a heartwarming story about food, family, and forgiveness. Grace Holm-D'Angelo is at her wit's end, trying to create a new life from broken pieces. Newly divorced, she is navigating suddenly becoming a single mother to her fourteen-year-old daughter. Emma, resentful about being uprooted from Chicago to Los Angeles and still …More


Earthly Remains
Earthly Remains
By Leon, Donna
2017-04 - Recorded Books
9781501949708 CHECK CATALOG
Donna Leon's bestselling mystery novels set in Venice have won a multitude of fans for their insider's portrayal of La Serenissima. From family meals to coffee bars, and from vaporetti rides to the homes and apartments of Venetians, the details and rhythms of everyday life are an integral part of this beloved series. But so are the suffocating corruption, the never-ending influx of tourists, and …More


The Quality of Silence
The Quality of Silence
By Lupton, Rosamund
Read by Hardingham, Fiona
2016-02 - Brilliance Audio
9781501221064 CHECK CATALOG

The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards.
Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote …More


Frenzy
Frenzy
By Lutz, John
Performed by Brick, Scott
2014-10 - Brilliance Audio
9781480514058 CHECK CATALOG

"New York Times" bestselling author John Lutz brings back his popular homicide detective Frank Quinn in a gritty, fast-paced serial killer thriller, and like Jeffery Deaver and Harlan Coben, twists an ingenious plot driven by a murderer who will stop at nothing and a P.I. who is equally determined to stop his reign of terror.
Six dead women in a hotel room. Five of them students, still in …More


The Prime Minister's Secret Agent
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent
By MacNeal, Susan Elia
2014-07 - Bantam
9780345536747 CHECK CATALOG
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry comesa gripping mystery featuring intrepid spy and code breaker Maggie Hope. This time, the fallout of a deadly plot comes straight to her own front door.



World War II rages on across Europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of
…More


Chance Developments: Stories
Chance Developments: Stories
By Smith, Alexander McCall
2016-07 - Random House Large Print Publishing
9780735205994 CHECK CATALOG
From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys.

A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a
…More


Nutshell
Nutshell
By McEwan, Ian
Narrated by Kinnear, Rory
2016-09 - Recorded Books
9781501939495 CHECK CATALOG
From the bestselling author of Atonement, Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in two inches of ivory, in a grain of sand. Why not, when all of literature, all of art, of human endeavour is …More


The Cold Cold Ground
The Cold Cold Ground
By McKinty, Adrian
Read by Doyle, Gerard
2012-01 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781441785695 CHECK CATALOG
McKinty's previous book, Falling Glass, was an Audible.com Best Thriller of 2011 Northern Ireland, spring 1981. Hunger strikes, riots, power cuts, a homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera, and a young woman's suicide that may yet turn out to be murder: on the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things--and people--aren't always what they seem. Detective Sergeant Duffy is the …More


Crash and Burn
Crash and Burn
By Michaels, Fern
Read by Merlington, Laural
2016-12 - Brilliance Audio
9781511342018 CHECK CATALOG

The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right.
The women of the Sisterhood are united by their mission to help those unable to help themselves. But now they've encountered …More


What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
By Munroe, Randall
Read by Wheaton, Wil
2014-09 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781483030203 CHECK CATALOG
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd comes this hilarious and informative book of answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange …More


The Black Book
The Black Book
By Patterson, James
Author Ellis, David
Read by Ballerini, Edoardo
2017-03 - Little Brown and Company
9781478914693 CHECK CATALOG


Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom.
Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging
…More


Two from the Heart
Two from the Heart
By Patterson, James
2017-04 - Little Brown and Company
9781478948841 CHECK CATALOG



From the #1 bestselling author of Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas and Sundays at Tiffany's, two heartwarming tales about the power of a good story to open our eyes to life's possibilities.
Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her
…More


Murder on the Serpentine: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Murder on the Serpentine: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
By Perry, Anne
2017-03 - Ballantine Books
9780425284988 CHECK CATALOG
In the history of Anne Perry's bestselling Victorian mystery series, the stakes have never been greater than now--as a mission for queen and country places the future of the British Empire squarely in Thomas Pitt's hands.

It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons--so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance.
…More


Copycat
Copycat
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2017-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455569717 CHECK CATALOG
From the New York Times bestselling author who "writes with high-octane levels of emotion" (USA Today).

Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be-in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly
…More


Uncaged
Uncaged
By Sandford, John
2014-07 - Listening Library
9780553395501 CHECK CATALOG
Sandford, the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of the adult Prey series, teams with debut author Cook for a high-octane YA thriller series. A terrible secret is exposed during an animal rights raid at a research lab. Sixteen-year-old Shay Remby must find her brother Odin before the researchers at Singular Corp can silence them both. …More