by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 13th, 2017
The Book Madness brackets have been updated to show titles advancing to the Second Round.
2017 BOOK MADNESS – CHILDREN’S BRACKET
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
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by Casey Maynard on August 11th, 2016
The final installment of Aaron Becker’s Journey trilogy is finally here and was it ever worth the wait. Return is a breathtaking finale that equals its prior installments in every way. Immensely detailed, cinematic and profound, Return is the perfect denouement to Becker’s seminal series. While in essence this is the culmination of the trilogy, Return denotes and necessitates a renaissance of the Journey, a Return to the beginning.
For those of you unfamiliar with Aaron Becker’s work, I highly recommend starting at the beginning of his wordless Journey. Personally I have enjoyed going from start to finish to start–it’s incredible to compare the detail in these works side by side. I look forward to seeing where Aaron Becker will take us next but will go on this journey over and over both in anticipation and continuous wonder.
Check out the videos below from his website–the first is a mini documentary about the making of Journey the second is the official book trailer for Return.
the MAKING of JOURNEY
by Melody Dworak on October 30th, 2015
Okay, I’m using the term “read” here liberally as I’m really listening to her audiobooks. But the sentiment is the same: after a long aversion to mainstream romance and mystery, what do Janet Evanovich’s stories have for me?
Caving in to one of OverDrive’s auto-generated recommendation that I should try out Wicked Business, I listened to a sample of the book and discovered a familiar voice. Lorelei King, talented performer of my beloved Mercy Thompson series, reads Evanovich’s Wicked books too. I have really enjoyed King’s tender interpretation of the Mercy Thompson books–she has whisked me up in wistfulness before–so I was tickled to find that her voice narrates more stories in our collection. (You never think to search by reader, do you?) Read the rest of this entry »
by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 24th, 2015
Episode 11 of On Air: The ICPL Podcast is now available.
This month the gang discusses when to quit an ongoing series, as well as entertainment binge-consuming and book clubs!
00:50: What we’re reading/watching/listening to. Brian- “Fadeout” by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
01:46: Jason- “Vesper for a New Dark Age” by Missy Mazzoli
03:25: Roomfull of Teeth
04:11: Meredith- “A Little Something Different” by Sandy Hall
06:04: Melody- “Dead Heat” by Patricia Briggs
07:05: When do you quit reading a Series?
18:45: TV Binge-Watching
22:33: Binge Listening Music
26:25: Consuming Comic Books
29:45: Melody- Online Book Clubs
30:00: Facebook, A Year in Books
31:30: Literary Classics Online Book Club
33:23: Good Reads
34:22: Vaginal Fantasy, Led by Felicia Day
36:30: Discussion on Classic, In-Person Book Clubs
On Air: The ICPL podcast can be accessed here, or from iTunes or Stitcher.