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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Books to Make you Laugh Out Loud

Posted by Staff and Facebook Friends

After an article we shared on Facebook got a lot of attention and comments, we asked staff members what books make them laugh out loud. Also included in this blog post are the suggestions we got from our Facebook friends. Please also share any other books that have made you laugh out loud in the comments!


Cary H.

The Touch of Frost British police procedural audio books make me laugh out loud. I love these audio books! The actor who plays Detective Jack Frost on the British series also narrates the audio. Very dry and sarcastic humor. BUT, this is also a gritty murder series and not cozy! Love the main character’s humor!

 

 

 Kathleen M.

I would say that anything by Sarah Vowell or David Sedaris will make me laugh out loud. Their books are often anecdotal, humorous, and intriguing.

 

 

Sally A.

Without Feathers by Woody Allen
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich



Amanda E.

Anything by Christopher Moore but especially You Suck: A Love Story. It’s a vampire love story unlike any other book ever written. Moore is irreverent and sarcastic and witty.

Terry Pratchett books also generally make me laugh out loud. The man was quick with a pun. He could twist words in ways that made cliché’s fresh.



 


 

 

Tirzah D.

The Artemis Fowl series, Fablehaven series, and Sisters Grimm series all made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. The authors have a witty and humorous way of describing things. Also how they write some of their characters' personalities, actions, and dialogue is hilarious. I also laughed out loud in a room by myself while reading Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown, because picturing Darth Vader and Luke in those situations is comical.


Kelcey H.

Books that made me LOL:
 

Hyperbole & a half by Allie Brosh
I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson
We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

I think the main reason I found these books to be so funny is because they are peoples real life stories that you just cant believe would actually happen in real life. Shane Dawson & Josh Sundquist are both Youtubers who I watch regularly so I already had an idea of how funny and enjoyable their books would be. LOLing occurred. 


Suggestions from Facebook friends:

 

Lesley: anything by David Sedaris

Angela: David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris

Elizabeth: Anything by Junot Diaz. Books are so tragic, but so darn funny at the same time.

Shelby: Bossypants by Tina Fey

Barb:  Eyre Affair (Thursday Next Novels) by Jasper Fforde books

Theresa: Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods


Leslie: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Beki: You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Meet the Staff: Tirzah D.

Posted by Tirzah D.
 
How long have you worked at the library? 8 weeks
 

How many items do you have checked out right now? 8 items
 

How many items are on your hold list? 1 item  
What book can you read again and again without losing interest? Why do you still read it? The Viking Quest series by Lois Walfrid Johnson. Each time I read it, I am reminded how forgiveness and faith are important.
 

If you were a literary character, who would you be and why? Rose Campbell from Louisa May Alcott’s Rose in Bloom. We possess some of the same characteristics, including high standards, independence, and a desire to help others.
 
What is your favorite book format (book, audio, mp3, e-reader, etc.)? Books, specifically hardcover.  

What is your favorite aspect of working at the library? Helping the patrons out, whether it be finding a book off the shelf or recommending a title.
 
Have your reading habits changed since working at the library? If so, how? No, if anything my to-read list has expanded!  
 
What is your perfect reading environment? A quiet cabin with a blanket and some kind of chocolate.  

If you were stranded on a desert island, what single genre of books would you want with you? Fantasy  

What was your favorite children’s book when you were a child? What is your favorite children’s book now? The Berenstain Bears increased my love of reading as a child. Now, I would still go with the Berenstain Bears because of the fond memories.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Something For Everyone: Check Out Our DVDs!

Posted by Cary H. 


We like to think we have the best DVD collection in library land.  We have popular and classic TV series, award winning movies, independent and foreign films, and documentaries and self-help.  Visit often to browse our shelves and find new arrivals.  Here is a sampling of our latest shipment:





The Detectorists is a quirky, subtle, wonderful British series about two men who find friendship and purpose in metal detecting.  In Britain, where valuable pieces of Roman antiquity might be found over the next hill or dale, our two misfits start afresh daily with renewed hope!  Mix in a cast of girlfriends, ex-wives, and an odd mix at the local detectorist club and you find yourself caring about vintage ’83 soda tabs and these characters more than you can imagine! P.S. the soundtrack is awesome too!

Many of us grew up with the Carol Burnett Show.  How about some lost episodes as a treat?

Misty Copeland won hearts and fame on June 30, 2015 when she became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in American Ballet Theater’s 75-year history.  A Ballerina’s Tale goes behind the scenes of Misty’s life, illuminating the grueling, competitive, and amazing world of professional ballet.  Highly rated.

Hail Caesar! is the latest film from the Coen brothers.  This highly atmospheric (40s/50s era) movie showcases the Golden Age of Hollywood in all its bizarre glory!

Jim Gaffigan:Obsessed.  Gaffigan’s latest stand-up special had me laughing out loud.  Who can’t love this guy?!  He’s at his best, And it’s appropriate for the whole family to watch. 

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi – As Jafar drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran (2016), picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day, each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver. 

The VVitch “delivers a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror.”  This movie received a 91% on the “Tomatometer” as a “stylized New England folk tale” that you won’t soon forget.

Patrick’s Day is a multi-award-winning independent film.  When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them. 

We’re never too old to love a great animated film.  Yes, you can find Disney’s Zootopia in the adult library!  98% fresh!