Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The End of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Club

     The 2016 Summer Reading Club has ended. Thank you to all who participated and those who wrote book and DVD reviews. Raffle tickets were drawn and the prize winners are:

1st prize - Theresa Hearney (Nook)

2nd prizes - Pat Sturm ($25 gift card to Applebee's)
                    Lydia Phillips ($25 gift card to Applebee's)

3rd prizes - Donna Sowul ($15 gift card to Panera Bread)
                   Rachel Ether ($15 gift card to Panera Bread)
                   Susan Roth ($15 gift card to Panera Bread)

     Thanks again for making our Summer Reading Club a success. We hope you all will join the 2017 Adult Winter Reading Club, beginning in the first week of January.

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

Monday, August 15, 2016

Last Minute Travel Secrets

Title: Last Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell.
Author: Joey Green

     Last Minute Travel Secrets has a wealth of information about surviving when traveling. It is the "necessity is the mother of invention". For example, one beach ball can be used as a pillow when you are stranded at an airport's waiting room. The ball is lightweight, small when deflated, and easy to carry.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Joan O'Brien

Friday, August 12, 2016

Devil in the Grove

Title: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.
Author: Gilbert King

     A very well-written book about segregation in the South. Its main focus is the famous "Groveland Boys" case fought mainly by Thurgood Marshall as well as others. It took place in Florida where I didn't even realize segregation was so horrific. It gave me a whole new perspective of the horrible treatment of blacks in the Deep South. A very informative book, hard to read in spots because of the "horror" in it, but well worth it overall.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Anonymous

I Can't Believe I'm Knitting

Title: I Can't Believe I'm Knitting (DVD)

     A great source of knitting for beginners. It gives step-by-step instructions that are very easy to follow. Although I learned to knit about five years ago, I hadn't done any knitting in the past two years and this was a great brush-up course for me.

Rated 4 out of 5.
Reviewed by Anonymous

Thursday, August 11, 2016

My Life in Ruins

Title: My Life in Ruins (DVD)

     A charming and comical film about a woman who feels stuck in her life and disconnected from her ancestral country. This soon changes as she goes on a tour of Greece where she finds her zest for life and love.

Rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Rachel

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (DVD)

     It's a very exciting movie that puts a modern twist on the classic Greek myths. The viewer follows Percy on his journey of discovering himself and his true potential while learning about trust, forgiveness, and believing in yourself.

Rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Rachel

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

An Untamed Heart

Title: An Untamed Heart
Author: Lauraine Snelling

     Ingeborg loses the man she loves to death. Her mother suggests she go to America with a widower and his four-year-old son. She's not sure as she's still in love with her first love.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Susan Roth