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Latest Additions! April 20, 2017

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Are you inside because of the thunderstorms that keep rolling through? Come to the library and grab a book to read. Take a look at the latest additions to the Reading Room to find your spring read! Below are a few recently added:

 

 

Enjoy!

 

-Gina

 

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Latest Additions! January 17, 2017

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It’s never too late to start your New Year’s resolution. Did you join a gym, change your diet, or start a new hobby? What about reading? Did you make reading more one of your New Year’s resolutions? Do need some book recommendations? If so, check out the latest additions to the Reading Room. This a great resource created by the Adult Services department to assist with reader advisory. All the titles entered in this database have been read and recommended by staff at Rocky River Public Library. Below are a few of the latest additions:

commonwealth

homegoing

larose

the-train-to-crystal-city

Happy Reading in 2017!

-Gina

Latest Additions! December 6, 2016

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It may be a rainy day, but at least it’s not snowing. Get out of the rain and come see us at the library. Here are the latest additions to the Reading Room:

the-forgetting-time

 

the-girls-in-the-garden

 

hes-gone

 

oliver-the-cat

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

-Gina

Latest Additions October 21, 2016

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It is starting to feel and look like fall. I took a drive through Ohio last weekend, and the scenery was beautiful with all the fall colors on the trees. This week you can feel it as the cool temperature has caused me to turn the heat on. If you enjoy relaxing, and reading a good book in the fall, check out these latest additions to the Reading Room:

among-the-wicked

live-and-let-grow

the-golden-age

the-good-goodbye

Enjoy reading!

-Gina

Latest Additions September 13, 2016

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The cool autumnal air is rolling in and I am loving it!  There are many reasons that I love this season, and this past weekend was certainly at the top of the list.  My husband and I hosted our first ever clambake.  If you’ve never been to a clambake, I’m sorry.

A fall clambake in Cleveland generally consists of close friends and family, a very large steamer pot packed with bags of clams, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, and unpredictable weather.  It’s all part of the fun.  Part of a successful clambake is only inviting your closest of relations so they know your hosting style and don’t expect adequate tables, or dry seating.

We learned a lot this year, and will be spending the next 20+ years perfecting our clambaking craft.  While we were steaming clams, we may  have also been tossing around some reading suggestions.  Here are some suggestions you could pass along to your guests at your next social gathering:

amy-snow

glory-over-everything

cutting-season

underground-airlines

vinegar-girl

 

Happy reading!

Beth

 

Latest Additions August 23, 2016

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August is flying by!   Whenever I look at the calendar my eyes wander to the second week of August, but nope! We are in the fourth week already. Holy cow!  That being said, we’ve all been very busy here in the Reference Department as we help others get ready to go back to school.  Now that most of the schools are in session, we are going to start playing catch up with our reading, our Reading Room entries, and maybe even our weekly blogging.  Here are a few titles that we haven’t yet featured in our Latest Additions:

mrs. houdini

mrs st clair

murder and moonshine

kitchen house

travelers

three sisters

valley of the moon

 

Happy reading!

Beth

 

 

 

Latest Additions July 18, 2016

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Sunday was one of the more important holidays in my world, National Ice Cream Day. I’ve discovered through my life that even though many people love ice cream, particular preferences for  ice cream are very personal.  Growing up I was not exposed to much ice cream outside of the cardboard quarts sold in the grocery store, and any variety of mint chocolate chip, or cookies n’ cream was a delightful treat.  In the last few years I’ve had more opportunity to try some of the local and regional artisan ice creams, and my perspective has shifted.

About ten years ago I was introduced to Graeter’s Ice Cream, and since then, no other ice cream has been worth the time or calories to me.  And that is saying something, because I’m not one to moderate either of those things too well.  The Cincinnati ice cream company has slowly made its way up to the Northeast Ohio in local grocery stores so I’ve made able to get my fix on occasion.  As of a few weeks ago, Graeter’s has opened their first Cleveland area scoop shop, making this past National Ice Cream Day monumental for me.  I was able to indulge in my favorite Black Raspberry Chip ice cream on a sugar cone just a few miles from my home. It was pure bliss!

If you’re looking for a book to be as passionate about as I am about ice cream, maybe one of these titles recently added to our Reading Room is for you:

margaret the first

orchestra of exile

river road

devil's dish

leaving

 

Happy reading!

Beth

 

 

Latest Additions July 11, 2016

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Having grown up here in Ohio, I can’t help but feel obligated to spend as much time outside during the beautiful summer days as possible.  When it’s really hot I try to make a mental note of how nice it feels to have the sun on my skin and the sweat dripping down my face, because I know that in January I’m going to be longing for that heat very badly. I love taking my book outside to enjoy, and there are just so many wonderful places outside to read. You can read on the porch.  You can read by the pool, on a beach, in a park, in the grass.  Did I miss somewhere?  Probably.  If you’re looking for a book to take outside, check out some of the titles we have recently added to our Reading Room.

 

as waters gone by

at the edge of the orchard

before the fall

britt-marie

lilly and the octopus.jpg

 

Happy reading!

 

Beth

Latest Additions June 27, 2016

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I love road trips!  I love being able to get in the car and watch the scenery change as I travel beyond my normal routes.  I love arriving at new destinations and taking in the local flavor.  I love exploring new places and meeting new people.  I love having an audio book accompany me on my travels.   Personally, I prefer to listen to nonfiction books on audio.  On a recent day trip to Pittsburgh we listened to Thirty Million Words by Dana Suskind.  We haven’t finished it yet, but so far it is fascinating.

If you’re looking for some reading or listening suggestions, check out some of these recently added titles to our Reading Room.

darkness

empire of sin

versions of us

 

Happy reading and listening!

Beth

 

 

 

Latest Additions! June 13, 2016

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The Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors tonight for game five of the NBA Finals.  If you’re from Cleveland, you’re probably feeling mildly hopeful, but you’re probably not too positive our Cavs have it in them.  If you’re too stressed out to watch the game tonight, maybe check out one of these books to take your mind off the game:

 

o great

art of murder

assistants

fireman

total package

 

Let’s go Cavs!

 

Beth