Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gone Girl Review

Maureen Fitzsimmons on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

"This is an incredibly interesting read. I found myself empathizing with wife and then with husband and back again to wife, etc. The ending was so realistic as people who are bound up in dysfunctional relationships often cannot find a way out! A real page turner!"

Thanks for your review, Maureen. Has anyone else read this book? What did you think?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Forever in Peace May It Wave!

Have you seen the big, beautiful flag outside the Library? We're so proud of it, especially because the last place it flew was over the US Capitol. On July 18. Congressman Pallone, Jr. arranged for the flag to be flown to honor the Library's 85th anniversary. Thank you, Congressman Pallone and Happy Anniversary, Bradley Beach Library!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Congratulations, Basket Winners!

Last night, we picked the winners of the three beautiful baskets that the Friends of the Bradley Beach Library have been raffling off since May. Drumroll please.... The winners are Shirley Bongiovanni, Tom McGrorry and Kathy McGrorry. Congratulations to the lucky winners and thanks to everyone who bought tickets to support the Library. We are so grateful to the people who contributed more than $900 worth of gifts and services for the baskets! Special thanks to our fabulous Friends who are always coming up with new ways to support the Library.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Keep Your Eye on the Birdseye

I just finished Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky. It's a fascinating look at the life of a man who genuinely revolutionized food in America.

While he was, personally, what we would now call a localvore, he made processed food possible for millions. 

There are lots of adventures -- in the Arctic, Peru and NJ -- as this "can do" guy finds his inspiration. 

Besides, what's better for a hot summer day than a bio about the invention of frozen food?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Bradley Beach E-Book Top 10

Since we added e-books to our collection this Spring, we have nearly 40 titles that are available only to Bradley Beach library members.

So far, the most popular Bradley Beach titles are:
  1. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
  2. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Death of a Nag by MC Beaton
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling

The most recently added books include:
  • The Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  • The Affair by Lee Child
  • Snatched by Karin Slaughter
  • The Vow by Kim Carpenter
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Happy reading (e and otherwise) to all our members!