Hooked by Cannibalism

It only took reading the synopsis for me to be hooked. Cannibalism. Protagonist cannibals. People who murder other people and eat their flesh. Sounds riveting, right!? Bite by K.S. Merbeth is a book about a post-apocalyptic world, a place in which some choose to turn to the unthinkable in order to survive. Told from the point of […]

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The Mist: 100 Pages of Pure Chills

Don't you love the moment you hear a title and who the author is, and immediately know you are about to read a cleverly written book that can induce nightmares beyond your imagination? That's what was in my mind the moment I heard of The Mist by Stephen King. Although I have never been a fan of horror […]

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Sea of Tragedy

Salt to the Sea is a historical fiction novel set in WWII based around one of the biggest, and most unknown, maritime tragedies in history. The novel follows multiple perspectives as the main characters as they board a ship looking for better lives, but heading toward disaster and tragedy. This book is incredibly gripping, I was […]

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Reaching towards heaven, falling towards hell

Lazlo Strange has chased the myth of the forgotten city all his life. No-one remembers the name, but they call it Weep and none has since paralleled its lost glory. He has dreamt of escaping his life as a librarian and being a glorious warrior of the ancient city. Sarai is trapped up above, her luxurious […]

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Job Openings for Librarian I

We're hiring! We have multiple openings for Librarian I's around the library system. All positions require weekend and evening shifts. Apply by May 19, 2017. Librarian I - 6120 Read full description and apply online. Librarian I (Youth/Young Adult - Librarian I) Read full description and apply online.

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Look Deep into Vonnegut

Slapstick, Or, Lonesome No More! is Kurt Vonnegut’s self declared fictionalized autobiography, the story of a man who calls himself Dr. Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain.  He’s the king of Manhattan and the former President of the United States, writing us this story from a post-apocalyptic world in which the sky is yellow, gravity is inconsistent at […]

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Do you have to give up normalcy to be a genius?

Would I, of my own sound and volition, willfully dedicate my time to reading this book?  Probably not.  Admittedly, the cover is super cool and features some pretty awe-worthy eyebrows, (thanks Perelman) and the summary makes the whole thing seem like some intense, gripping tale of a life-changing event—which I guess it kinda was—but still.  […]

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Crazy Road Trips with Mad Cows

Going Bovine centers around Cameron Smith, a 16 year-old loser who doesn’t care about anything. He is perfectly happy to drift off in a teenage haze. That is, until he finds out he’s going to die of mad cow disease. *Cue the road trip music* As a story, it hits the right notes and tone perfectly. […]

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Banshees and Cozy Friendships

With the recent return of BBC’s Sherlock TV show, there's nothing that warms the heart this winter season like snarky detectives and their underrated assistants. William Ritter’s Jackaby is the first installment about a man who can see the supernatural who teams up with a woman who can deduce from ordinary details. Jackaby and Abigail […]

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FREE Books for TEEN Readers!

At the Dusenberry-River Library we have a Teen Advisory Board who loves to read. Over the past couple of years they have been writing reviews for our Picks by Teens section. The group decided to step up their game this year, and applied to be a galley group for Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Teen Top […]

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