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Hunger Games – Surviving the Wait

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

As with many popular books, there is a current hold list for all of the books in the Hunger Games trilogy.  But while you wait, or if you just want more literature with a dystopian theme, there are books available.

Starters by Lissa Price tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic world decimated by a viral outbreak where desperate surviving teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to experience youth again.  Sixteen-year-old orphan Callie rents out her body only to discover that her renter is planning to commit a murder!

The Wikkeling by Steve Arntson presents a society in the overpopulated city of Addition where children like Henrietta and her two pals are kept secure but overly protected by technology of all sorts.  Imagination is frowned upon as are all things considered “old fashioned.”  There are mysteries to be solved.  Why does a wounded cat appear in Henrietta’s attic when there are no longer any pets?  And who is this mysterious, creepy Wikkeling following the three friends around town?  This book is illustrated in a beautiful classic style and is entertaining for children and adults.

More suggestions?  You bet!  Check out this “If You Like The Hunger Games” booklist.   
And may the odds be ever in your favor.”

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A Mystery Review

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

mystery-book.jpg    On Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m., come to the Grandville Branch to hear Liz Clifford review mystery authors–some more well-known than others.  Liz likes to talk about authors that write fantastic mysteries but do not have the notoriety of the more popular authors.  Some of the authors she will review are Hailey Lind, Eric Hebborn, Bill Crider, Megan Abbott, Kathy Lynn Emmerson and more.  Liz makes a point to actually read all the books she reviews.  Be sure to check out her website.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008


How about a good old-fashioned board game for the family who enjoys books and trips to the library?

The object of the game is to collect six books and be the first one to get home. You can obtain books by answering questions, visiting the library or picking up books along the path home. But all is not so easy as there are also possibilities of losing a book or two before getting to your destination.

Bookshelves, little books and library cards are all part of the game.  Seems like this could be a lot of fun! For more information check out this site.

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