LIBRARIAN CHAT – 10/22/2020

Just in time for Halloween I finished reading the 2020-21 Truman award nominee book “Nightbooks” by J. A. White. If you are looking for a creepy read, this book should hit the spot. Alex loves to write creepy, scary stories but one night he decides to take his nightbooks to the basement and burn them. When the elevator stops on the wrong floor he is drawn into apartment 4E by the magic of Natacha, the witch who lives there. Trapped, he is forced to tell a new scary story each night to keep the apartment and Natacha satisfied. Slowly he… Read More »


Took a few days off and had time to read! I have been wanting to read “The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan” by Sherry Thomas since it arrived and with the new movie coming out, now was the perfect time. Following the basic story line of the classic tale, Thomas has crafted a fantastic version using the history of the sword Mulans father gave her. I finished the book in 2 days, that is how good it is. Two swords, the Heart Sea and Sky Blade, owned by a family of martial artists were passed down from generation to… Read More »

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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party – Allan Wolf

Dangerous and powerful, Hunger stalks the Donner party at every turn through the unpredictable wilderness as they make their pivotal decision to leave the trail on their journey across the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847. Based off of letters, diaries and historical research about the Donner party this book recounts one of the most horrifying tales of survival in American history. (YA F Wol)

A Sky Beyond the Storm – Sabaa Tahir

Book 4, the final chapter of the “Ember in the Ashes” series. (YA F Tah)

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