New fiction DVDs arrive at the library

New fiction DVDs range from romances to black comedy and mystery. To find all the newly added movies at all libraries, look at the DVD listing under the "New at...
New fiction always coming in at the library

We're constantly adding new fiction for adult readers in every genre, from westerns and science fiction to romances and mysteries. Here are a few that caught my eye this week. "Pandemonium," by Daryl Gregory. Since the 1950s, a plague of...
Spot young adult fiction by neon stripes on spines

...neon stripes on the spines. There's some great stuff here - romances, sci-fi, thrillers, and the ever-popular "teen angst...illegal immigration, current politics, and racism into the romance between the teens, with moving results. "Baby Girl," by...
Wildlife Spy: Romance in the bird world

...Valentine's Day tomorrow, it seems fitting to explore birdy romance. Some species of birds pair up for life: the great geese aren't usually a bird associated with romance, but these waterfowl also mate for life. This species prefers...
On Writing: Telling the Story

...story in all of literature. The young Squire has no idea how to tell a story, so he just starts lifting details from various romances he has read and piling them into a narrative without any apparent direction. Finally, after 700 lines of insipid pentameter...
Pure Sole: My roommate thinks you're sexy, hormones, winter climate and unprotected sex ... all were featured in the scenario.However, as in some teenage romances, a breakup and fleeting interlude leaves all parties believing another is the donor and life marches on.Fast forward 18...
Theatre in the Rough opens 'The Winter's Tale'

...directs the play and takes one of the lead roles as Leontes, King of Sicilia, said it is considered one of Shakespeare's romances, noting that it contains both tragic and comic elements. The first act is predominantly dark and the second balances that...
Genre identity

...literary prize winners to nude-in-public: paranormal romance). And ever since Octavia Butler changed my life, I thought...Aztec-themed tomes. I'll even admit that there's some fantasy romances in there - but only snarky ones.So, I'm coming to terms...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction for adults

...late no matter how dramatic the excuse. With helpful information on navigating situations that may be new (bad bosses, work romances, online dating) as well as common sense reminders about getting to know others, taking charge of your finances, and managing...
Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith

...famous writer who had a very public falling out with Quine some years before or Quine's lover who self-publishes bad fantasy romances and feels betrayed by Quine's unflattering portrait of her in "Bombyx Mori"? Just like that Strike and his trusty assistant...


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