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|About me:||The Plymouth Library features a group of dabbling bibliophiles. We love reading and love libraries!|
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|Plymouth Library's Book Lists|
|Abbie (46 titles)
|Orange and Yellow- Bright Books for Bright Minds (76 titles)
Books that have "Orange" or "Yellow" in the title.
|What Have You Red? (224 titles)
Books with "Red" in the title.
|May the Fourth Be With You- May Booklist (210 titles)
|March Display Pi/ Pie (71 titles)
Books about pi and pie, for International Pi Day: March 14th.
|Plymouth Library's Comments|
by Levine, Gail Carson.
Gail Levine is a master mistress at being able to twist and reinvent fairy tales to make a supremely entertaining read appropriate for children. Aza exists in the same universe as "Ella Enchanted". She is an excellent singer, but far out of step with the culture's beauty standards. When she is asked/ blackmailed by the new princess (who cannot sing) to sing for her, Aza does her best. But when she is found out, keeping her head attached to her neck is going to take some doing. Somewhat based on the story of Snow White, audiences will enjoy this story of prejudice, choice and redemption. posted Aug 13, 2014 at 5:29PM
by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
Stanley Yelnats the Third is in trouble and it's all the fault of his no-good, pig-stealing great-great grandfather. He has to dig holes in the desert for "his character" for stealing shoes that fell out of the sky. Also, this story involves gypsy curses, Kissing Kate Barlow, and stinky sneakers. Confused? Any plot synopsis would be confusing, but the book itself is one of those rare, but fantastic books that combines lots of plot elements together in a way that is facsinating, unexpected, and tight. No detail is actually wasted, the characters and the story suck you right in, and the ending is emotionally satisfying. Great for children, or the child-at-heart. posted Jul 12, 2014 at 1:11PM
|The princess diaries |
by Cabot, Meg
This is a series I own and reread over and over again. The books are way better than the movies. If you've read the books then you know how ridiculous it is to have Julie Andrews play Grandmere. Because Grandmere is scary, not adorable. Or maybe you find her scariness adorable, I don't know. The movies are a whole other animal. And Mia even discusses the movies in the books! Anyway, I relate so much to Mia that I'm pretty sure I am her (without the princess thing) and Michael Moscovitz is pretty much my ideal guy so I gush over this series often. The geeky references, the realistic teenage drama (as opposed to a series like Gossip Girl), and the numerous wacky but loveable side characters all add up to a series that is my reading comfort food. I know it's fiction but man I swear these guys are just normal people out there somewhere and I'm on a mission to meet them. posted Jun 30, 2014 at 10:50AM
|Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem,|
by Brosh, Allie
At some point past the age of 18, we are supposed to be adults. We are supposed to know how to feed ourselves, pay our bills, clean things, and take care of pets. We should know how to fend off a vicious goose that has wandered into our house. Allie Brosh talks about the trials and tribulations of mastering this whole "Grown up" thing with a healthy dose of reminiscing about her less-than-saintlike childhood. Based on her popular blog, http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/ Hyperbole and Half is a hilarious book that will have your eyes watering and your sides hurting. Laugh at her trying to raise the simple dog. Enjoy her tormenting her mother with a repeating parrot doll. And see yourself when she talks about the secret feeling that adulthood should come with a trophy. Read this book and then “Clean ALL the things”. posted Jun 26, 2014 at 5:39PM
|Moon called |
by Briggs, Patricia
I'm on the fence on this one. On the one hand, I really like the main character, Mercy Thompson. She is kind, compassionate, dedicated, smart and more importantly than some other characters I could mention in other series *cough Dresden cough* she actually knows when NOT to taunt the all-powerful vampire. Patricia Briggs accomplishes the fundamental goal of all writers- I wanted to turn the page to see what would happen next. I was invested in the characters. The stakes seemed real, and I even found myself caring about some of the tertiary characters and interested in their backstory. But, the story is a little forgettable. So of the story points (all female werewolves hate me because I can have children and they can't!) were tired and obnoxious. It wasn't so bad that I lost interest, and I am excited to read the book, but it did grate me the wrong way from time to time. Read it, and make your own decision- content warning for sexual assualt, death, and kidnapping. posted Jun 26, 2014 at 5:20PM