Month: January 2012

Library: Guilford Free Library, CT

I visited the Guilford Free Library in early December 2011.  It was a weekday afternoon and the librarians were all busy with patrons, so I didn’t talk with anyone, but the place has a very friendly and open vibe. Guilford Free Library67 Park StreetGuilford, CT 06437website Opened: January […]

THE ROPE by Nevada Barr

The Rope is Nevada Barr’s 17th Anna Pigeon mystery. It’s a prequel that goes back to 1995 when Anna Pigeon was first hired by the National Park Service as a seasonal worker. She’s 35 and fresh from New York City, still numb from the shock of her husband […]

THE KEEP Graphic Novel

The Keep, written by F. Paul Wilson, was a popular horror novel published back in 1981. The graphic novel adaptation was drawn by Matthew Dow Smith and the script was written by F. Paul Wilson himself. It caught my eye while browsing the new books section at my […]

Library: Westerly, R.I.

Westerly Public Library44 Broad StreetWesterly, Rhode Island 02981 Library website Established: 1892 to commemorate the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War. Land and $25,000 seed money donated by Stephen Wilcox. Opened: August 15, 1894 Original collection: 5,000 volumes Current holdings: over 170,000 items Addition built: […]

The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

Riverhead BooksPaperback release: January 3, 2012ISBN: 978-1-59448-560-2 Source: review copyMy Goodreads rating: 2/5Recommend to: historical fiction fans I came close to throwing in the towel multiple times during the first 180 pages of this book. It just wasn’t grabbing me. I stuck with it to see what the […]

Library: New York Public Library, Main Branch

New York Public Library Main BranchStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingFoundation stone laid: November 10, 1902Dedication ceremony by President Taft: May 23,1911First day open ( May 24, 1911) saw 30,000-50,000 visitorsDesign & construction: Carrère & Hastings Construction cost: almost nine million dollars For more information visit the library’s website. Going […]