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A Dark and Mysterious Adventure: Coraline

25 May

Coraline
Calling all book readers, if you like reading dark fantasy books, then you will like this book a lot. Come join the fun, and read the ebook or listen to the audiobook from Hoopla for free! The story is about Coraline Jones. A young girl who gets to enjoy life in another world, where she has an “other mother” and an “other father.” She is unsatisfied with her new home life after she moves with her “real parents.” Eventually, all Coraline really wants to do, is explore life in the “other world.” Then, Coraline finds out that everything is not what it seems.

Join Coraline Jones on her dark and mysterious adventure to the “other world.” In a battle of wits, will Coraline Jones escape her “other mother” and save her “real parents?” Read Coraline and find out! Full of wonder and suspense, any reader will surely enjoy this other worldly story.  You can read more about Coraline and some of Gaiman’s other works in previous blog posts.

For adults who enjoy the work of Neil Gaiman consider joining us for our online discussion of his short stories which happen every Friday at 2 PM.  Click here to learn more about this Friday’s Discussion.

Written by:
Michelle Valle
Circulation Assistant

“Pending your own happy ending.-you’ll get there:” The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace  

20 May

the princess saves herself in this one
Want to get into reading more Poetry…than look no further. The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace is about the author’s personal experience dealing with abuse in silence. This book is about getting in touch with the author’s deeper feelings of abuse. Lovelace is obviously the princess and she has to save herself. The book is broken up into four sections: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. Each section or chapter if you will, talks about a variety of topics such as abuse, grief, death, and self-love. There are different types of abuse that are considered “sensitive material.” So, for those of you who think this book will not be for you, you should give it a try. The author’s words will change your mind. It will change your perspective on how to self-love and how to deal with abuse. It’s not just a book to read but, a book that gives you a raw look into how to deal with one’s many emotions.  So, if your home and have some free time, download the free Hoopla app and read the E-book version.  You can learn more about all of our ebook options here.  And if you missed our Monday post, take a look were my colleague discussed some of Lovelace’s other books.

Written By:
Michelle Valle
Circulation Assistant

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