My Summer Reading Project (cont’d)

ShanghaiGirls_coverFinally finished Shanghai Girls!  The story follows two Chinese women from their late teens in 1930’s China through to their experiences as  adults  in America.  I found the book to be a very mixed bag.  There were parts that were riveting and parts that dragged.  The characters were  sometimes compelling and sometimes  not.  The knowledge gained about Chinese culture and the experience of  Chinese immigrants to this country and the insights regarding how close the bonds between sisters could be, made this novel by Lisa See a worthwhile read.  And the cover was one of the best looking this year!  Rating: 3 out of 4 (.5 just for the cover).

Next book:  Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard, #18 on the 6/21/09 NYT bestseller list.

– posted by Sonia, Reader’s Services.

Mad Men

mad menThe Emmy award winning series just had its much anticipated premiere this past Sunday.  If you’re interested in catching up on this drama about a group of Madison Avenue advertising executives in the early 1960s, the Syosset Public Library has both Season 1 and Season 2 on DVD.   Mad Men is just one of many Television Series on DVD available for loan at the library.

– posted by Sonia,  Readers’ Services

New in DVD today…

hannah montana the movieHannah Montana, The Movie – As Hannah Montana’s popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

last house on the left 2009Last House on the Left (2009) – After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang led by a prison escapee unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging the parents of one of the victims — a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

tysonTyson – A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

Fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife Alert!

time travelers wifeThe film The Time Traveler’s Wife is being released today, August 14, 2009.

Note to Syosset book clubs-We currently have a Book Club in a Bag set for The Time Traveler’s Wife.  It includes ten copies of the book and all the background material needed to run a great discussion.

 

her fearful symetryWatch for Audrey Niffeneggers’ new book- Her Fearful Symmetry will be published on September 29, 2009.

I’m a huge fan of The Time Traveler’s Wife, and can’t wait to get my hands on her new book.  Check back for my review.  Stop in and reserve your copy today.

 

-posted by Susan, Readers Services

Woodstock – 40th Anniversary

WoodstockThe 40th Anniversary of Woodstock is coming up this weekend.  That magical event took place on August 15-17, 1969. In honor of this special anniversary, we put together a Woodstock display of Books, DVDs and CDs (on the First floor) including outstanding new material:  Woodstock: Three Days That Rocked the World by Mike Evans, Paul Kingsbury, and Martin Scorsese;  The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang;  Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock by Pete Fornatale and Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director’s Cut (DVD 2009). The display also features the music of the Woodstock performers. Why not check out a CD or two and experience a little of that Woodstock magic?  A complete list of the performers and a song list of the three day concert is available for you to take home.

-posted by Lisa C., Readers Services

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