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Jul 14

Book Notes 7/13/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 14, 2020 at 2:21 PM by Genesis Gaule

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These two books are e-books. Click on the book title to view the book in our Overdrive catalog and check them out.

The Last Flight by Julie Clark

Behind closed doors, Claire’s seemingly perfect husband has a harsh temper. A chance meeting in an airport bar with Eva, a woman with equally dire circumstances, leads Claire and Eva to switch tickets with the hope of a head start into a new life somewhere far away.

The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie

Reading aloud strengthens family connections and is one of the best ways to be fully present with our children. In this book, you will find the inspiration and resources to start a read-aloud movement in your home.

The next two books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service.

Yellow Bird: by Sierra Crane Murdoch

Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country; This gripping true story tells of Lissa Yellow Bird’s—whose home is a North Dakota Indian reservation recently transformed by the Bakken oil boom—hunt for a oil worker who disappeared from his reservation worksite.

The Missing American by Kwei Quartey

After Emma Djan’s dreams crash down, she becomes a detective at a private agency in Accra—not the future she imagined, but her best option. Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a widower in Washington DC, has disappeared after going to visit a young Ghanaian widow he’s met online, and his son Derek is determined to find him.

If you need help accessing any of these titles or help with front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you! 

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May 01

Try a Podcast!

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 1, 2020 at 10:41 AM by Angela Salgado

Podcast logos By Andrea Lorenz If you like audiobooks, you might want to try out a podcast.  Podcasts are series of episodes based on a theme.  There are both fiction and nonfiction podcasts and so many to choose from.  Here are some that I’ve enjoyed. For the literary inclined – Check out LeVar Burton ReadsYou probably know LeVar Burton better from Roots, Star Trek, or Reading Rainbow.  In his podcast, he invites you to take a break from your daily life and dive into a great story.  He’s a fantastic narrator and his audio producers add sound effects and music that perfectly complement the story and his acting.  Two good episodes to start with: “Kin” by Bruce McAllister and “Chivalry” by Neil Gaiman.

For the science curious – check out RadiolabRadiolab has mostly hour long episodes that investigate some strange or interesting fact about our world through the lens of science.  They’ve looked into intelligence, football, how trees communicate, driverless cars, and much much more.   Two good episodes to start with: Patient Zero and From Tree to Shining Tree.

For the true crime fan – If you haven’t already listened to Serial, start with their first season about the disappearance of Hae Min Lee from a Baltimore High School and the conviction of her classmate and ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed.  From there, check out In the Dark.  The first season investigates Jacob Wetterling’s abduction from St. Joseph, MN and the second season is about Curtis Flowers, a man who has been tried six times for the same crime.  

For horror aficionados – look up Tanis. Tanis is a bi-weekly fiction podcast.  The narrator, Nic Silver, undertakes a search to discover what and where the mysterious entity Tanis is.  Tanis blends real-world and fictional events into its story and you’ll soon find yourself knee deep in conspiracy, mysterious creatures, and unexplained phenomenon.  Since this is a story – you’re best off starting at the beginning.

For those missing sports – You MUST listen to 30 for 30.  30 for 30 produces original audio documentaries featuring stories from the world of sports.  I’m a middling sports fan and often find myself sucked into a story about football or basketball that I would never have even imagined would keep my interest.  There are episodes with a self-contained story and some series.  Two good episodes to start with: The Spy who Signed Me and The Loophole.

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