Friday, July 14, 2017

#ShelfLife - July 14, 2017

This week author Kristen Lepionka visited us on Instagram to show some love for our photo of her debut mystery The Last Place You Look. If you enjoy books written by Harlan Coben, Charlaine Harris, or Kathy Reichs, check it out and leave a comment below to let us know if you enjoyed it.

Also, teen author Terra Elan McVoy stopped by our Instagram feed to chat with patrons about autographed books and to comment on her upcoming appearance at the Cumming Library. Our teen patrons are looking forward to her visit and to hearing her speak on "How I Became a Real Writer."

Historical fiction was trending this week as book blogger Nora St. Laurent recommended Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green and we posted a shelfie of the book in our Large Type collection.

Clearly, our to-be-read piles got a little taller this week. How about yours? Are you making good progress on your summer reading goal?

Leave a comment below and share what you're reading this weekend and your book may be featured on Instagram next week.

Happy reading!

Martha A., from our Materials team was excited to find that THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by Kristen Lepionka (@kmlwrites) is set in her hometown in Ohio. So excited, in fact, she's recommending we read this debut mystery right away! We're taking Martha's advice and multitasking this morning by reading the book and celebrating National Pecan Pie Day with a slice of the sweet stuff. About the book: Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Private investigator Roxane Weary finds herself drawn in to the story of Sarah's vanishing act, and lives depend on her cracking this case-including her own. About the author: Kristen Lepionka spent much of her youth in the mystery section of public libraries. She is also the editor of BETTY FEDORA, a feminist crime fiction magazine. #NationalPecanPieDay #yum #ShelfLife #mystery #fiction #crimefiction #amreading #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #FCPLstories #ForsythReads #summerreading #thelastplaceyoulook #bettyfedora #KristenLepionka #minotaurbooks @minotaur_books
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Author @terraelanmcvoy will explain “How I Became a Real Writer” at the Teen Writers Club Lock-in on Friday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cumming Library. This special after-hours event is for teens in grades 6 – 12. Enjoy discussions about writing techniques with fellow teens, share and listen to original writing, and create a craft. About the author: Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs focusing on reading and writing, from managing an independent children’s bookstore, to teaching writing classes, and even answering fan mail for Captain Underpants. Terra lives and works in the same Atlanta neighborhood where her novels AFTER THE KISS, BEING FRIENDS WITH BOYS, and PURE are set. She is also the author of THE SUMMER OF FIRSTS AND LASTS, CRIMINAL (an Edgar Award nominee), and IN DEEP. #ShelfLife #amwriting #amreading #summerreading #fridayreads #teens #fcplstories #fiction #yareads #teenreads #forsythreads #terraelanmcvoy
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With just a few weeks left of our summer vacation, many of us are preparing our kids for going back to school. Before making any big changes (or before undesirable habits set in), check out NURTURESHOCK: NEW THINKING ABOUT CHILDREN on our non-fiction shelves and also available as an OverDrive eBook. About the book: Award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science of child development have been overlooked. The authors discuss the inverse power of praise, why insufficient sleep adversely affects kids' capacity to learn, why white parents don't talk about race, why kids lie, why evaluation methods for "giftedness" and accompanying programs don't work, and why siblings really fight. #ShelfLife #nonfiction #amreading #ReadingWithoutWalls #kids #education #school #bookstagram #ebook #librariesofinstagram
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THE BEST WE COULD DO by Thi Bui (@teabuoy) is an illustrated memoir that fans of Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS will enjoy and it's sliding onto our shelves this week! About the book: Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent-the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. With poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. About the author: Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and law and thought about becoming a civil rights lawyer, but became a public school teacher instead. #ShelfLife #memoir #nonfiction #graphicnovel #amreading #shelfie #bookstagram #summerreading #ReadingWithoutWalls #Vietnam #ThiBui #thebestwecoulddo
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