Friday, December 21, 2018
Some of us remember when the first Spyro game, aptly titled 'Spyro the Dragon' was released for the PlayStation (as in the PlayStation 1) back in the late 90's. It was quickly followed by two more Playstation platformers, 'Ripto's Rage' and 'Year of the Dragon'. After that, a whole slew of Spyro games, from Gameboy to Gamecube games were released, to the more recent 'The Legend of Spyro' trilogy and the Skylanders game with its collectable figures. The most recent addition to the Spyro collection is the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, which is a remastered collection of the original 3 Spyro games for the PlayStation 4 and XBox One. For those who have been fans since the first game debuted on the original PlayStation, for those who came somewhere in the middle, for those who only know Spyro from Skylanders, or even those who have never played a Spyro game but want to play something new and fun, the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a treat for gamers of all ages. It's a fun platformer that's fairly easy to pick up, even if you've never played Spyro before. Upon opening the game, you have the choice to play Spyro the Dragon, Spyro: Ripto's Rage, or Spyro: Year of the Dragon. You can play them in any order, and it is not necessary to complete the last game(s) in order to continue. However, if you are the type of person who needs to 100% (or 120%) every game you play and collect every trophy, then be warned- this game has been called 'the Dark Souls of Spyro games', as certain achievements can be trying. The remaster offers updated graphics and voices, smooth animation, and an incredible game experience.
This book was a very good read about Michaal Caine's life and his lead up to to this point in his life. I also enjoyed the little words of advice in each chapter. This is and adult autobiography and is available in regular and large print.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Educated by Tara Westover is an amazing and inspiring story of survival and the ability to move forward in spite of insurmountable obstacles. Recommended for adults.
Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Pence is by a local librarian. Her debut book is cleverly written and quite funny! I especially enjoyed the audio book, as the narrator had the same persona as Annie herself. Recommended for teens or adults.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
For some of us, road trips were an essential part of our childhood. For others, they were a fad that was quickly fading, with only two or three road trips in our lifetimes. For the youngest, they're legends of a by-gone era, lost to affordable airfare. In the book Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay, you're packed into the back of a 70's station wagon to explore what once was in the days of family road trips. From an introduction to the birth of American roads to the creation of the highways that still exist today, from the shift from mom-and-pop food stands and roadside attractions to the omnipresent McDonald's and Starbucks, and everything else a family road trip might entail, this book covers it all. If you miss the days of road trips, or even if you've never been on one and simply wanted to know what all the fuss is about, this is a good read, rich with American history.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Ready to try something new? Take a traditional Western, with good versus evil, a long journey, and a strong sense of place. Add in Josh Malerman's background as a horror writer. Season with domestic suspense and just a bit of romance and you have this wild adventure, Unbury Carol. Carol Evers is a mostly ordinary woman who frequently falls into coma-like trances that mimic death. The only two people who know the truth are Carol's husband Dwight, and her former boyfriend, the outlaw James Moxie. When Carol falls into another trance, one man will race to bury her alive, and the other will race to save her life.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
"A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City" by Drew Philp is a fascinating true story of a young college grad who, with no job and very little money, purchases an abandoned Queen Anne home in Detroit with the intent of restoring it. This is no small task given that the home lacks windows, doors, heat, water, electricity, and a working roof. The comeback of Detroit has been much publicized but Philp's modest contribution to the cause is an interesting part of the larger story. His steadfast determination in the face of rampant poverty, crime, racial tensions - and monumental home improvement challenges - is inspiring.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Both this book and “Grow something different to eat” by Matthew Biggs are full of interesting ideas to shake up your traditional vegetable garden. It’s too late for this summer, but over the winter you can plan your new garden. If you’re tired of the same old tomatoes, peppers & zucchini, try hosta shoots, ground cherries or kiwiberries. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Join us for “Books On Tap” at Bar Louie Partridge Creek on July 16 at 7pm, as we discuss “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, the new book from the author of the “The Nightingale.”
“A tour de force. There are many great things about this book…It will thrill her fans with its combination of Greek tragedy, Romeo and Juliet-like coming of age story and domestic potboiler. She recreates in magical detail the lives of Alaska’s homesteaders… and is just as specific and authentic in her depiction of the spiritual wounds of post-Vietnam America.”–KIRKUS (STARRED REVIEW)
“Reliably alluring…The Great Alone is packed with rapturous descriptions of Alaskan scenery… Hannah remembers and summons an undeveloped wilderness, describing a gloriously pristine region in the days before cruise ships discovered it.”–THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Featuring a rich cast of characters and elevated by the riveting portrayal of homesteading in Alaska in the 1970s, this is a compassionate story of a family.”–PEOPLE, Book of the Week
We also own the book in Large Print, as an Audio CD and Playaway, or a download through Overdrive!
Registration for Books on Tap begins July 2th. Register here.