Did you know the first e-Book was created fifty years ago? Use your Rockwall County Library card to access Overdrive's collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, The Overdrive collection can be easily access through the Libbyapp. Access the e-Read Texas collection from Biblioboard by going to http://www.texshare.net. Access EBSCOhost's ebook collection by going to http://www.texshare.net.
Historical comics, biographical comics, or science comics provide information in an appealing way. Pictured above, They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Freiheit: The White Rose Graphic Novel by Andrea Grosso Ciponte, Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill and The Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson. If you are … Continue reading July is Graphic Novels In Libraries Month
Summer is a great time to listen to audiobooks. If you are a teen or a parent of a teen, you might have heard of Sync from AudioFile, a free summer audiobook program. In addition to the audiobooks teens that can download from Libby/OverDrive, teens can also download audiobooks with Sync from AudioFile. Every week … Continue reading Enjoy free summer audiobooks for Teens
One of the options for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge is to choose a "staff pick." Here are some books highly recommended by library staff.
Imagine a ruined house, an inheritance, a mysterious set of feral twins, a topiary garden, a murder, a ghost--these are just some of the Gothic elements that permeate The Thirteenth Tale. Vida Winter, a successful novelist, contacts the bookish narrator, Margaret Lea, because she has one more tale to tell--the titular 13th tale. For years she has created falsehoods … Continue reading Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
Robinson who has written other books about autism has a difficult start in life. He grew up feeling different and not knowing why or how to label it. He was frequently told he needed to look people in the eye. Ostracized by kids, he turned to adults who were more forgiving of his lack of social … Continue reading Book Review: Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison
Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen In one of the best novels of 2014, Rebecca Rasmussen describes both the joy and the loneliness of the Minnesota wilderness. Eveline, joins her German husband, Emil, in a hardscrabble existence in Evergreen. Unbeknownst to her, Emil doesn't own the cabin they relocate to. When his father becomes sick, Emil goes to Germany, leaving … Continue reading Book Review: Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen
Eleanor is a tour de force; At its heart is a brave fourteen-year-old girl who wants to change her family's tragic trajectory. Her grandmother, also named Eleanor, was deeply unhappy. Her unhappiness spread to her daughter and grandchildren.What makes the work different is that its a ghost story unlike any other. After reading about the … Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor by Jason Gurley
Set in New York, My Name is Lucy Barton, is a psychological portrait of a woman who has survived a terrible upbringing of cruelty and poverty. At the start of the novel, Lucy, who is temporarily hospitalized, received visits from her mother. Lucy is grateful for the visits and grateful for the doctor who seems to genuinely … Continue reading Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton
Shadow and Bone, Daisy Jones and the Six, Conversation with Friends are forthcoming television series. French Exit, Nightingale, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Cherry are upcoming feature films. Blonde will be adapted as a Netflix movie. Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone. DeWitt, Patrick. French Exit. Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale. Koryta, Michael. Those Who Wish Me … Continue reading Books to Screen: What will you read or watch next?