Reviewed by Hilary Hazel knows that her personality is… a lot. She doesn’t hide who she is, and she doesn’t calm down – she won’t be the perfect quirky girl in your romantic comedy dreams, and then change for your friends. So when she reconnects with an old college acquaintance, she doesn’t expect love – she just wants a new friend and can tell that straight-laced Josh needs someone likeRead More →

Reviewed by Sarah P. The story of a young girl and her free-spirited father as they wander across the country in a renovated school bus. The pair run into an assortment of unique individuals during their travels, making new friendships and having adventures along the way. The dialogue was witty and often made me smile, and the ending was heartfelt and leaves the reader feeling good. I recommend this forRead More →

A man is found dead in his house in the Polish countryside. Two neighbors discover him and call the police. One of them is the protagonist. Ms. Duszejko, who hates her first name, Janina, often speaks her truth without a filter. Though she is advised not to by her friends. They fear that people will think she is a crazy old lady. That old stereotype. Beyond sexuality and beyond theRead More →

I liked the premise of this book but I must admit only a couple of chapters in I was doubting whether I would spend the whole read asking awkward questions of the author, mainly ones like ‘How on earth…?’ or the main question ‘But….?’.  Having said that, I liked the characters, Oona and her Mum in particular, so I bravely soldiered on.  Things began to fall into place and aRead More →

Sticky

UPDATE July 28, 2020 Starting on Monday, August 3rd, 2020, we will be rolling back to “curbside only” service at the library. Our hours will change as well to reflect the patterns of use that we have seen over the last few weeks. Monday-Friday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. UPDATE July 6, 2020 Starting on July 6th we will offer limited access to the library building primarily forRead More →

The Other Einstein

We read The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict this month. It was an interesting read, but I think a lot of folks were troubled by the imagined intimate details of their lives. Here are some other books that we are enjoying in our spare time: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Alice Network by Kay Quinn The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson Before We Were Yours by Lisa WingateRead More →

We all read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick this month because I thought we should read a graphic novel this year. Though this book is not technically a graphic novel, it uses drawings and photographs and movie stills in new and exciting ways that are not just ways to enhance an interesting story, but as a new way to tell a story. It pays homage to theRead More →

16 of us met to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. We’re going to need a bigger room! This selection was an enlightening one. We learned about the further atrocities committed against the original Americans. It’s hard to have faith in humanity after reading what people will do in order to get wealth and power. Here are some other selections members are reading: The Phenomenon by RickRead More →

Going on a road trip this summer? Hanging out by the pool? Looking forward to a vacation? Need something to read? Look no further than your tablet, laptop, desktop or smart phone.  Did you know that with a valid Municipal Library Consortium library card you can access our database of magazines, current and back issues? Access RBDigital via the Brentwood library website and go to the ‘read’ section of theRead More →