Books & More
"There are two insults which no human being will endure: the assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble."
from Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
Browsing all staff pick reviews written by 'aufdermaurm'
By: David Drake
Reading the first few pages of Redliners, I thought, "Blech. War times in space." Not my favorite; but, stubborn as I am, I persevered. After the initial bout of guns, battlements, encroaching baddie aliens and godlike war heroes, we enter a completely different story, one about redemption and humanity. To ... [Read more]
Posted by aufdermaurm on Nov. 24, 2013
Tags: fiction, science fiction
Title: Heads in Beds: a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality
By: Jacob Tomsky
Living in our beautiful town, we have all been affected (infected?) by the tourism industry, voluntarily or involuntarily, for better or for worse. Maybe you've given a lost soul directions to the Boardwalk one too many times, or been late for work because you forgot about the Beach Train. Enter ... [Read more]
Posted by aufdermaurm on July 15, 2013
Tags: non-fiction, biography, travel
Title: Ender's Game
By: Orson Scott Card
It seems these days the credo we live by is that every good book must become a movie. Ender's Game is not just a good book, it's a great one, and herein lies my reasoning of why you should read the book in lieu of seeing a summer blockbuster: 1. ... [Read more]
Posted by aufdermaurm on June 3, 2013
Tags: science fiction
To help your book discussion group, we've gathered a collection of popular paperback titles and sorted them into kits which can be sent to you upon request.Learn more... Browse titles...
Upcoming Book Events...
There are no book events scheduled for the next 4 days.... See the Online Calendar for a full list of library events.