“What’s Galentine’s Day,” you ask? It’s a fictional-turned-real holiday created by the poetic noble land mermaid that is Leslie Knope of the late, great television show Parks and Recreation. Leslie described it thusly: Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick … More Happy Galentine’s Day!
Guest post by Juliet Dana, history teacher. I must admit that my love for The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati was hampered by the fact that I read Turtles All The Way Down first. Karen Fortunati lacks the mastery of John Green at capturing teenage life without cliche, but given that I think Green … More Juliet and The Weight of Zero
New this week at the MA Library… Comics Abe Sapien vol. 1: “The Drowning” by Mike Mignola and Jason Shawn Alexander A century ago, paranormal investigator Edward Grey fought and destroyed a powerful warlock off the coast of the island of Saint Sebastien. In the early 1980s, the B.P.R.D.’s newest agent was sent to retrieve … More New Books for the Week of January 29 – February 2, 2018
Lit Fest got you all inspired? Check out these books either by some of the featured authors or similar to their styles. Guest of Honor Juan Felipe Herrera 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007 A hybrid collection of texts written and performed on the road, from Mexico City to San Francisco, from … More Lit Fest Is Lit!
Guest post by Delaney N., ‘18. I greatly enjoyed Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. I’ve had it on my Goodreads to-read list since I saw the movie, and it was a fascinating read. It is about the black women who worked at NASA and its predecessor NACA as computers and then engineers and mathematicians. … More Hidden Figures: Book vs. Movie
New this week at the MA Library… Comics Black Bolt vol. 1: “Hard Time” by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward The silent king of the Inhumans is stuck in prison. Why has he been jailed? And who could be powerful enough to hold the uncanny Black Bolt? If he is to learn the truth, he … More New Books for the Week of January 22, 2018
Rain and cold and storm clouds abound. Grab yourself a cuppa tea and a cozy blanket and snuggle up with one of these winter-themed books. Click the link for each book to find it on the shelves at the MA Library. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson In reality Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s … More Wintery Reads for Chilly Days