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Aug 22

Book Notes 8/22/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 22, 2022 at 2:26 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

8/22/2022


Stop by the library to visit the Justice Bus for free civil legal information Monday, August 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. No appointment needed.


Life on the Mississippi by Rinker Buck

An Epic American Adventure // This book is an epic, enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds a wooden flatboat from the grand "flatboat era" of the 1800s and sails it down the Mississippi River, illuminating the forgotten past of America's first western frontier.

977 BUCK


The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

This is a story of motherhood, sacrifice, and hope; of queer identity and learning to accept who you are; of gilded lies and the danger of believing the narratives others create for you.

DEAN


Slenderman by Kathleen Hale

Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls //  //The first full account of the Slenderman stabbing, a true crime narrative of mental illness, the American judicial system, the trials of adolescence, and the power of the internet.

364.152 HALE


The Arc of a Covenant by Walter Russell Mead

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The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People // A groundbreaking work that overturns the conventional understanding of the Israeli-American relationship and, in doing so, explores how fundamental debates about American identity drive our country's foreign policy.

327.73056 MEAD


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Aug 12

Comic Con Book-to-Screen Announcements by Genesis Gaule

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 12, 2022 at 11:23 AM by Genesis Gaule

From books to film to tv shows, the annual San Diego Comic Con always has exciting news for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books--and this year was no exception! So while you wait for the next Marvel blockbuster or want to dive deeper into the ever expanding world of Star Wars, the library has you covered.

Book-to-Screen adaptations were also announced! Here are the books on our shelves that will be coming to a screen near you:

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

by Amy M. Reeder & Brandon Montclare
Disney+ | TV-Y7 | Winter 2022

After 13-year-old super-genius Lunella accidentally brings ten-ton T-Rex (Devil Dinosaur) into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the BFF duo works together to protect the city's Lower East Side from danger. // Junior Graphic Novel, Superheroes, Action // Also in e-book


The Silmarillion

by J.R.R. Tolkien
Amazon | TV-14 | September 2, 2022

Amazon's "Ring of Power" series, set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', will follow characters both familiar and new as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. // Epic Fantasy, Adventure


The Gray Man

by Mark Greaney
Netflix | PG-13 | Now streaming

When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he’s hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who's put a bounty on his head. Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, this film adapts the first book of Greaney's The Gray Man series. // Fiction, Thriller


The Sandman

by Neil Gaiman
Netflix | TV-MA | Now streaming

After years of imprisonment, Morpheus—the King of Dreams—embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power. // Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Supernatural, Horror


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Theatrical | Not Yet Rated | March 2023 

Based on the popular role-playing game, this movie set in the campaign setting of the Forgotten Realms follows a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic. Want to explore the Forgotten Realms before the movie drops? Read Starlight Enclave by R.A. Salvatore. // Fantasy, Adventure

New to the game? Check out our D&D guides and manuals to get started.


Vampire Academy

by Richelle Mead
Peacock | TV-MA | September 15, 2022

In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women's friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society -- one as a powerful royal, the other a half-vampire guardian. // Fantasy, Drama


Interview with a Vampire

by Anne Rice
AMC | TV-MA | September 18, 2022

In the year 2022, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac lives in Dubai and seeks to tell the story of his life or afterlife to renowned journalist Daniel Molloy. Focusing more on the gothic romance aspects of the story than the horror, this adaptation of the book shifts the book's timeline from 1791 to the New Orleans Storyville red light district right at the turn of the 20th century. // Fantasy, Horror, Drama


Returning Shows:

A slew of returning shows based on books were also announced! Including:

  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
    Also in e-audio
    A tale of the bungling of Armageddon featuring an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch. // Supernatural, Fantasy
    (Amazon | TV-MA | Season 2: Winter 2022)
  • Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
    In a world where magic exists, but only some can access it, the evil Dark One pursues the reincarnation of The Dragon destined to stop him. // Epic Fantasy, Adventure
    (Amazon | TV-14 | Season 2: 2023; renewed for season 3)
  • Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
    Following their father's murder, three siblings move into a house filled with reality-bending keys. // Graphic Novel, Horror
    (Netflix | TV-14 | Season 3: Now streaming)
  • Walking Dead by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
    This popular zombie apocalypse series returns with a spin-off and a new mini-series in 2023. // Graphic Novel, Drama, Horror
    (AMC | TV-MA | 2023)
  • Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
    Prequel to Game of Thrones, “House of the Dragon” focuses on the first to reign from House Targaren. // Epic Fantasy, Drama
    (HBO | TV-MA | Now streaming)
Jul 29

Book Notes 8/1/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 29, 2022 at 3:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

8/1/2022


Sorry everyone, but there will be no Storytime with Miss Andrea on Monday, August 8.  Don't worry, though, you can still join us on Thursday, August 11!


A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt

Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss-including three miscarriages and the death of her grandmother and culminating in the unexpected death of her sister, New York Times bestselling writer Rachel Held Evans-she was faced with sorrow she didn't know to face. This book is a testament to the idea that when we carefully and honestly attend to our losses, we are able to expand our capacity for love, faith, and healing.

204.42 OPELT


The Last Days of the Dinosaurs  by Riley Black

An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World // In this book, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the asteroid impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe.

576.84 BLACK


Verissimus by Donald J. Robertson & Zé Nuno Fraga 

The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius // The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius' life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga.

188.0207 AURELIUS


Joan by Katherine J. Chen

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A Novel of Joan of Arc // In Katherine J. Chen's hands, the myth and legend of Joan of Arc is transformed into a flesh-and-blood young woman: reckless, steel-willed, and brilliant. This stunningly-researched novel is a sweeping narrative of her life, from a childhood steeped in both joy and violence, to her meteoric rise to fame at the head of the French army, where she must navigate both the dangers of the battlefield and the equally treacherous politics of the royal court.

CHEN


If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

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