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Paying the Price for Time: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

17 Mar

Time is a thing humans have a complicated relationship with. Some don’t consider it while others feel its impact every second of every day. Most of us can agree that many of us are desperate for of it, to do everything we want to do before it’s too late. But what would you give up if you could have more? What price would you be willing to pay to have all the time in the world?

That is the question of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. The title’s main character, Addie, makes a Faustian deal with the devil for time, but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

The prose in this novel is an absolute delight to read and pulls you right into the story without bogging you down. The characters of Addie, Luc, and Henry are also engaging and ones that many will find relatable.

The part many may find to be the most divisive about this book is the pacing. After the bargain is made, everything moves more into a slice of life pace, with various points of tragedy and excitement sprinkled throughout. Much of this comes as a result of the switching of years between each chapter and its characters. Some may find this pace enjoyable and not detracting at all while others may find it slows the plot down and drags things along.

Through it all, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is an excellent read and one that might just help someone to appreciate all the time they do have.

You can borrow it as an ebook or digital audiobook from eBCCLS or eLibraryNJ. It is available in print from Hoboken and other BCCLS Libraries.

Written by:
Lauren Lapinski
Circulation Assistant

Magazines are Now Available from eBCCLS: Go Check Them Out!

10 Mar

At the end of last year our collection of digital periodicals moved from being available from RBDigital to now being available as part of the eBCCLS collection. That means Hoboken Library Patrons can use the Libby or Overdrive App they have been using for ebooks and digital audiobooks for periodicals as well now. I love the convenience of having one less app cluttering my phone and they are perfect when I want something quick to read on a lunch break.

Flipping through magazines here is a bit different if you are only used to viewing articles from research databases. You aren’t simply viewing pdfs of the articles, instead you get a more authentic experience of paging casually through your favorite magazine. You can zoom in on articles that are of interest to you. Magazines can be checked out for two weeks, but there are no limits on the number of magazines you can check out and it does not affect your checkout limit for ebooks. Limited back issues are also available.

Popular titles available from the collection include The Economist, National Geographic, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Newsweek, and Cooks Illustrated. Plus you’ll find new favorites such as MollieMakes a lifestyle and craft magazine which includes great craft ideas, the inside scoop on top crafters, and much more. I enjoy having access to not just American periodicals, but ones from around the world. For the International Fashionista you can view style magazines from around the globe such as Vogue Australia, Elle Quebec, Harper’s Bazaar India, and Glamour South Africa and many, many more.

What are your favorite magazines from the eBCCLS collection? Share them in our comments!

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Information and Digital Services

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