Thursday, March 12, 2020

Story ARC's - Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

     Paul Tremblay's writing is propelling, it's a heightened ride from beginning to end. For me, it's a challenge to continually read his books as they plunder into my deepest fears, in this case, a viral infection spreading from animal to human. They are all too real, and the small community in which this story takes place could be the one you or I live in, this could happen to you (or me). Do not look at the length of time it took me to read this (10 days) and determine it could not have been good, look at the time it took me to read this and know that every third chapter or so, I HAD to put it down because my anxiety was so heightened by the events therein that I was constantly on the verge of panic. It's that good, Tremblay is that good.

     If you've never read him and this book hasn't released yet (July 7, 2020) add it to your TBR and pick up his book Cabin at the End of the World. Another amazing apocalyptic read about a home invasion. Terrifying.

ARC provided by William Morrow. This is an honest review.

Book reviewed by Melissa Adamson - Library Staff 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

February OCFPL Book Club

     Do you remember your first time picking up a romance novel? The thrill and joy of picking up that novel and discovering something new. Wanting to read all the stories that ends with a Happily Ever After. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams brought back that feeling of discovering a romance novel.
     This book was a slight miss with our readers during this past meeting of OCFPL Book Club. Some readers enjoyed it, others did not. We truly did enjoy the fact that it was a group of men, aiding a friend in winning back his wife. What greater resource for this endeavor than romance novel. It was ridiculous and over the top. Yet, we did love the grand romantic gestures of love and devotion. Some of us did not enjoy the main character but enjoyed the side characters more. Not a true home run this time around.
       While this book was not a total win, I still suggest to pick up this book and give it a shot. You do not know what book you may enjoy if you don't give it a chance. All in all we gave this book 3 hearts out of 5. ♥♥♥      
     Join us next month on Tuesday, March 25th at 6 PM as we meet next to discuss I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. We welcome all to read the book and drop in for the discussion. Hope to see you there. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

January OCFPL Book Club

Welcome back everyone! 

     This year we kicked off book club with Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television hos, who is widely known for being on the Daily Show on Comedy Central. This is his story of his time growing up in South Africa during and after the apartheid era. 
     We enjoyed the stories of him being mischievous, clever but overall naughtiness as a child. His challenging nature and the way he narrates the story to intertwine the deeper issues with funny outtakes, shows how much he has overcome. You can definitely see the comic being form and molded as he was growing up. One thing that the members found fascinating was his ability and talent for learning languages. Using it as a tool for survival, to trick people, getting out of trouble, and overall to make connections with those who under normal circumstances would not have connected with due to him being a Colored person (one who is half black and half white)  in South Africa. 
     Overall, we enjoyed this book and definitely recommend others to read it. There is talks that this book would be adapted for film, something we all agree we will be on the look out to watch. 
     Join us next month on Tuesday, February 18th  at 6pm as we meet next to discuss The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. We welcome all to read the book and drop in for the discussion. Hope to see you there.