Archive | July, 2019

What’s New in LGBTQ: New Arrivals to Check Out for Hoboken Pride

31 Jul

Hoboken is celebrating LGBTQ Pride again in August this year and the library is participating with great events like our Vogue Program featuring Drag Queen Performers from NYC and a discussion of the history of the Dance.  In honor of LGBTQ Pride here are some of the recent LGBTQ additions to our collections.

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World
by Mason Funk
The Book of Pride tells the story of the LGBTQ rights movement from the early days in 1960s to current day participants in the movement.  Check it out and see where the movement has been and where it is going from the courageous tales of those who were there.  It is available as a digital audiobook from Hoopla.

Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color
by Gilbert Baker
The rainbow flag has become an iconic symbol of the LGBTQ pride movement.  In his memoir, Rainbow Warrior, you can learn more about the artist and activist who first created it. Gilbert passed away in 2017, but his legacy and art lives on.   It is available as an ebook and digital audiobook from Hoopla.

Naturally Tan: A Memoir
by Tan France
Tan France is one of the stars of Netflix’s popular Queer Eye and the first openly gay South Asian man to be on a TV show.  In Naturally Tan, he looks back at his childhood in England when he was bullied and his path to coming out and living happily with his husband in Salt Lake City.  It is available as an ebook and digital audiobook from eBCCLS.

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter
by Alexis Hall
Alexis Hall is one of my favorite authors.  His latest novel, The Affair of the Mysterious Letter reimagines Sherlock Holmes as Ms. Shaharazad Haas a consulting sorceress who must solve a blackmail case of a former lover, Miss Eirene Viola.  It is available as an ebook from eBCCLS.

You can see more LGBTQ related posts here!

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Reference

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

24 Jul

Lemon Cake
As fiction books go The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake was by far one of the most interesting and slightly frustrating to read. Going into it, I knew there would be some Sci-Fi to it but upon reading it, I was surprised as to how much there was (for it not being a traditional Sci-Fi book to begin with).

This was a bittersweet book but it was still an interesting read. If you love food and associations and things of that nature of a metaphysical experience, then this book is a good read for you. You know how you can hear some people say that they can taste yellow? Well, this book explores that idea and also expands on the very thought of things never fully being finite.

After reading the last chapter of this book it felt a bit unfinished in my opinion, but I guess that’s how Rose Edelstein feels in this story of growing up, food, finding your joy and place in life, and dealing with loss.

Besides being available in print from Hoboken and other BCCLS libraries, Hoboken residents can also borrow it as an ebook or digital audiobook from eBCCLS and eLibraryNJ.

Looking for more reads that appeal to foodies check out some of our previous delicious blog posts.

Written by:
Sherissa Salas
Adult Programming Assistant

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