December Horror Book Club: Lost in a Snowstorm

November 19, 2014

snowblindThe small town of Coventry had endured thousands of blizzards . . . but this one was different. Icy figures gazed through children’s windows with soul-chilling eyes…People wandered into the storm and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town was changed forever.

Now, twelve years later, a new blizzard is coming and the people of Coventry still remember that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as tonight, another little boy is missing.  Doug Manning’s life has been forever changed by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago. This storm might be even worst than the last.

Please join us on a special night, Monday, December 8th for the monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club, when we will be discussing, Snowblind by Christopher Golden. We will be meeting in our third floor local history room at 7pm. Treats will be provided. If you would like a copy of the book, please ask at our third floor service desk. We would love to have you attend.

– Christine


Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

November 4, 2014

I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday!  Every Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish blog posts a new Top Ten list and invites its users to participate.  This week’s Top Ten is “Top Ten Books and I want to reread.” Well, I own the books, but I usually do not get much of a chance to reread them.

All of the Harry Potter series – just because. I also watch all of the movies again and again.

All of the J D Robb In Death series. I actually started reading them again, just to remind myself of how it all began.

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. I own several editions of this book, and every time I read it, I find something different.

Luisa Buehler’s Grace Marsden Mystery series. I love these books (and the author. I am her official stalker)!

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe – just because…

Terry Pratchett’s The Hogfather

That’s all folks….. I can’t think of others that I would want to read again. Since there are three series, and Edgar Allan Poe’s anthology, I guess that counts. See you next Tuesday!


Top Ten Tuesday: Books and Movies to Get Into the Halloween Spirit

October 28, 2014

It has been awhile, but I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, just in time for Halloween!  Every Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish blog posts a new Top Ten list and invites its users to participate.  This week’s Top Ten is “Top Ten Books and Movies to Get Into the Halloween Spirit.”  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but this year I just haven’t been in the mood to decorate. Maybe these books and movies will get me into the “spirit” of the holiday.

Movies (I like the classics – not the gore)

The Crow (The only non classic and some gore, but I do watch it every Halloween night) A man comes back alive and seeks revenge on the gang that killed him and his girlfriend.

Nightmare Before Christmas – a skeleton taking over Christmas? kind of like the Hogfather (best Christmas movie ever)

The Fly (or anything with Vincent Price) come on – the creepy voice at the end – “Help me! Help me!”

Abbott and Costello in Hold That Ghost – Hey Abbott…..

and who can forget…

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Books

The Cask of the Amontillado (or anything by Edgar Allan Poe) What could be scarier than being walled up alive?

Stephen King’s Carrie – His first book about a girl who ends up killing her tormentors with her mind tricks…

Bethany Griffin’s The Fall – Very creepy old house and an Edgar Allen Poe retelling. I haven’t read it yet, but I can’t wait!

The Fall

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline – Kids being kidnapped, fake parents, escaping from an alternate world

and for the nonfiction fans…

Erik Larson’s The Devil In the White City  - Murder, Mayhem, and Chicago

That’s my list. Boy it was hard to pick my favorites of the movies. I could do an entire blog just about my favorite Halloween movies. Well, there’s always next year!

- Lynnette


November Horror Book Club: Campfire Tales Gone Horribly Wrong.

October 17, 2014

troop 1Every year Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads his  troop of five boys into the isolated Canadian wilderness for a 3 day camp trip. This year should be no different, but it is. Late at night, a stranger shows up at the campsite, an emaciated, pale, and VERY hungry stranger. What they encounter is more horrifying then any campfire story… Described as part 28 Days Later and part Lord of the Flies, it starts as an ordinary camping trip turns into a fight against the elements, the infected and each other.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm for the monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will be discussing The Troop the debut novel by Nick Cutter. We will meet in our board room and treats will be provided. For a copy of the book, visit our 3rd floor Information desk or call 630-685-4176.

-Christine


November Horror Book Club: Campfire Tales Gone Horribly Wrong.

October 16, 2014

troop 1Every year Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads his  troop of five boys into the isolated Canadian wilderness for a 3 day camp trip. This year should be no different, but it is. Late at night, a stranger shows up at the campsite, an emaciated, pale, and VERY hungry stranger. What they encounter is more horrifying then any campfire story… Described as part 28 Days Later and part Lord of the Flies, it starts as an ordinary camping trip turns into a fight against the elements, the infected and each other.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm for the monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will be discussing The Troop the debut novel by Nick Cutter. We will meet in our board room and treats will be provided. For a copy of the book, visit our 3rd floor Information desk or call 630-685-4176.

-Christine


October Horror Book Club: This Is No Fairy Tale

September 24, 2014

While visiting Mexico back in the 1950s, something very bad happened to Don Miller.  Now in the present, Don is croningsupposed to be enjoying his retirement, but the odd  things that have always happened are getting worse? Or is he just imagining it?   Black magic, weird cults and worse lurks in the shadows.  Don is about to discover the dark secrets and savage truths about his wife Michelle, their adult twins, and all he knows and trusts. Fairy tales aren’t all rainbows…..

Please join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm in our boardroom where we will be discussing The Croning by Laird Barron. If you are interested in attending, you can pick up a copy of the book at the third floor reference desk. So join us! Goodies will be provided. Questions? Please call 630-685-4173.

 

Christine


September Horror Book Club Selection

August 26, 2014

day by dayThe news starts to come in sporadically, something about a virus in China. You pay small attention. You hear that it is spreading fast and the US is getting involved. That doesn’t sound too good, but you’re safe in the US.   The news worsens and you find out that people are panicking and people are dying. Not good, but its over there! Then you hear about a confirmed case in the US. You know what could happen, you want to be prepared. So what do you do? Stock up on supplies, make sure you have some weapons handy to stop the looters. But these aren’t any ordinary looters and this is no ordinary disease….

Please join the Horror Book Club on Wednesday, Sept 10th when we will be discussing Day by Day Armageddon by JL Bourne. We will be meeting in our 2nd floor board room at 7pm. Copies of the book can be picked up at the third floor reference desk or call Christine at ext. 4173. Goodies will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

 

-Christine


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