Archive | October, 2020

The Perfect Graphic Novel for Pumpkin Spice Season: Pumpkinheads

21 Oct

Hello fellow readers, fall is here and that means its pumpkin spice season. So, if you’re in the mood to read a great book let me recommend Rainbow Rowell’s Pumpkinheads. It’s a young adult graphic novel about two best friends who work in the best place of all…a pumpkin patch at a pumpkin festival. As the story goes on, both best friends Josiah and Deja go on a quest to find the girl of Josiah’s dreams. As they try very hard to execute their mission, Deja cannot help but make many pit stops along the way to have some harvest delights like caramel apples and kettle corn. The artwork is amazing. I highly recommend this graphic novel to all fall lovers. I gave this story a five out of five stars!

Michelle Valle
Circulation Assistant

Thought Provoking Tales: The Fiction of Andy Weir

14 Oct

In Andy Weir’s fiction, each chapter throws you into a new world not knowing what to expect next! He is most well known for The Martian, which was originally self-published and was adapted as a movie in 2015.

The Egg and Other Stories by Andy Weir is a collection filled with unforeseen twists on every page. Here are intros to the stories that bewitched me the most from the collection. 

A young woman is looking for a job and stumbles upon an office. She tells the man sitting in the office chair behind the desk about her special powers and how they will help him if he hires her. 

A brilliant medical inventor creates the first and only known universal Anti-Hypoxiant. A chemical that protects your body cells from the harmful effects of oxygen starvation. Ultimately curing drowning, lung diseases, and even stall death itself. 

“Meeting Sara”
A woman interviews the famous 24 year old Daniel Stilts. Mr. Stilts is asked about the nature of his reports on time manipulation and why he stopped production on his infamous project.

“The Egg”
A man is driving home when suddenly he is caught in a car accident, twisting, out of control and crashing.  He wakes up in a void of nothingness, then a familiar figure walks up to him to tell him the inevitable truth. 

I found myself immersed in each story, just to be at the end faster than anticipated. It feels like Andy Weir has this ability to paint optical illusions with his words which makes the reading experience the other worldly.

You can borrow novels by Weir as ebooks including The Martian, about an astronaut on Mars, and Artemis, about the first city on the Moon, from eBCCLS and eLibraryNJ.

Written by:
Andre Lebron
Circulation Assistant

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