All The Time in the World

allThis fall, our Nerd Herd Book Club will be lucky to have local teen author S.J. Ryan visit us at a meeting to talk about her first self-published book, ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD. While she’s been busy this summer volunteering at our local Carleton Place and Heritage Museum, we hope she’s had a bit of time to work on the next in this time-travel series.

From Goodreads:

The world has changed. In the last hundred years, things have changed a great deal. Technology has slowly begun its reign over mankind, and the world will never be what it once was. One band of misfits seeks to change the way they live, through the manipulation of time itself. They travel back in time to the year 1900 to attempt to carve out a simpler, more meaningful life for themselves. However, when an unexpected stowaway with a dark past threatens to ruin all they have worked so hard for, they find themselves questioning their plans. Will they be forced to return to their miserable lives in the future? Or worse?

We’re looking forward to hearing about her writing process, the struggle and satisfaction of self-publishing, and maybe a few tips for other young authors in our book club. It should be a fascinating book club!

We have a copy available in our library if you’d like to read it, or you can pick up your own copy at Amazon.

SERIAL

If you were a fan of the podcast SERIAL, you’ll be interested to know the case is back in the news. While the original podcast told the story of 20-year-old Adnan Syed who went to prison for the murder of his high school girlfriend. Now, the lawyer, Rabia Chaudry, who brought his case to the attention of the world, is telling her side of the story in a new book called ADNAN’S STORY: THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE AFTER SERIAL.

9781250087102_af9bdYou can read the L.A. Times review of the new book right here.  Will it disclose new information or make you change your mind about the case? Maybe. Maybe not. But if you were a fan of the podcast, this book will probably be a must-read.

Crichton Fans Rejoice!

It only took eight years for author Michael Crichton’s wife to find a “lost” book after her husband died in 2008. And lucky for his fans, it will be released in 2017. HarperCollins will publish DRAGON TEETH, which follows two real-life paleontologists in the late 1800’s.

8650While the work will be published as fiction–it centers on a fictional character who works for the pair of scientists–Crichton’s wife says it is full of Crichton’s “voice, his love for history, research, and science, and is woven into an epic tale”. I’m sure many of his fans are thrilled to hear about this.

Crichton is the author of other dinosaur tales such as JURASSIC PARK and THE LOST WORLD.

Stephenie Meyer is back!

9780316387835_23f09Stephenie Meyer rose to fame with her YA series, TWILIGHT. While it started a craze in the YA publishing world, her second book–an adult sci-fi called THE HOST, was not as successful.  But she’s at it again with a new adult thriller, loosely based on her love for Jason Bourne and the secret-agent genre.

It won’t be out until November 15th, but people are already chatting this book up. Will it deliver, or will readers wonder what the hype was all about?  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Personally, the cover choice would be a definite draw for me, as it reflects a creep factor that looks hard to put down.

Have you read the TWILIGHT series, or THE HOST?  Will you read this?

WRIST, and Indigenous Horror Story

wrist220Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler has written a terrifying tale about the mythological creature known as the Wiindigo, and what better way to honor his indigenous roots than to put the creature from stories he heard growing up, into a horror novel that will certainly draw readers from all walks of life.

WRIST tells the tale of the Wiindigo, a giant cannibal monster who doesn’t waste any time killing his first victim in Adler’s book. Adler was inspired by many contemporary horror writers, such as Anne Rice, who often uses mythical creatures in her works. And while he didn’t include any of the rather terrifying illustrations that inspired him in his book, he said that they helped him “realize the world a little more”.

You can read more about WRIST and Adler, as well as see the illustrations that he used when writing the book right here. He is also an artist, working in a variety of mediums, and you can find all of his work on his website.

Book Launch!

18(1)If you’re looking for a fun afternoon next week, plan on dropping by the library on Tuesday, June 28 at 1pm. We’ll be cheering on one of our library writer’s group, Sharon Holzscherer, as she celebrates her debut novel and launches it into the world.

Sharon will read from PATTERNS OF DISORDER, will tell us a bit about her journey as a writer, and will sign copies of her book at the launch. They’ll be available for cash or cheque only, but if you forget to bring your wallet, she’ll also hand out info on where you can purchase a copy later.

Hope to see you then!

Summer Reading is Coming!

We’re gearing up for a WILD summer of reading at the library….but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. We have WILD programs, WILD ideas, and WILD fun planned, so stay tuned. Summer Reading at the Carleton Place Public Library is about to be released!

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