Monthly Archives: December 2011

YDR staffers pick the best of 2011

True life: I like books. Sometimes, I like picking up new (and used) books more than I like reading them. I get ahead of myself. When I’m looking for new titles, I sometimes skim the best-seller lists — but I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Book review, Recommended | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Game of Thrones’ author honored

George R.R. Martin is USA Today’s Author of the Year. Read more here.

Posted in Book news, Fantasy, Fiction | Leave a comment

Comic Book Wednesday: ‘The Death of Optimus Prime’

I will admit that I don’t know much about Transformers except what I have seen in commercials and have Googled before reading the latest title, “The Death of Optimus Prime.” If anyone would like to teach me, just shoot me … Continue reading

Posted in Book review, Comic Book Wednesday, Comic books | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘The Kitchen Daughter’ by Jael McHenry

Her parents have died in an accident and 26-year-old Ginny can only look at people’s shoes at the funeral. When the throng of well-wishers grows too threatening for her, she goes to the kitchen of the family home and starts … Continue reading

Posted in Book review, Fiction, Recommended | Leave a comment

‘The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted’ by Bridget Asher

Heidi is a young widow who is having a lot of trouble getting back to normal after her husband’s death in an accident. Her 8-year-old son Abbott is having a rough time, too, and appears to be developing an obsessive … Continue reading

Posted in Book review, Fiction | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comic Book Wednesday: Fables

First paperback collection As a little girl, I loved fairy tales and folklore — Snow White, the Big, Bad Wolf, Pinocchio, Three Blind Mice, etc. I also fell in love with other worlds such as Oz and Narnia. Whereas I … Continue reading

Posted in Book review, Books, Comic Book Wednesday, Comic books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New book from Shrewsbury resident

Shrewsbury resident Harry Hackman has released a new book, “The Seed: Man’s Destiny,” a look at man’s quest for advancement and superiority, his urge to learn and conquer nature and the way he pushes himself beyond the limits of his … Continue reading

Posted in Local author, Nonfiction | Leave a comment

Last week’s best-sellers

Best-sellers as reported by Books-A-Million in Springettsbury Township for the week ending Dec. 10: 1. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly 2. “11/22/63” by Stephen King. 3. “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. 4. “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks. 5. … Continue reading

Posted in Best-sellers, Biography, Fantasy, Fiction | Leave a comment

Six weeks later, I finished ‘Tomatoland’

I have been remiss in reading over the holidays. Between work, family and being out of town, I renewed “Tomatoland” from the library twice before I finally finished it. But don’t let yourself read into that — it’s not the … Continue reading

Posted in Book review, Food, Nonfiction, Recommended | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Social media take off at the library

On the Shelves by DEB SULLIVAN “Like us” on Facebook. “Follow us” on Twitter. These words and their icons seem to be everywhere, including at almost all of our York County libraries. “We post on Twitter and Facebook several times … Continue reading

Posted in Book news, Library events | Leave a comment