Wednesday, February 22, 2012


When in Old Town, I might try 21 Choices.  At The Counter, I can choose the Asian Veggie burger in a bowl, or go crazy choosing amongst the amazing gastronomic delights in the toppings, sauces, meats, and buns.  Ordering takes time.  Heck, it took me over 5 years, building my ideal car online (make, model, color, interior, options, mileage, frequency of repair records via Consumer Reports), to finally purchase my sweet little Acura RSX. 

 In our library, we have 15,000+ choices...books on a myriad of topics, novels dystopian, tragic, hilarious, poignant, romantic, and thought-provoking.  My literary tastes are varied:  I'm currently reading a book about Aboriginal art,  Of Human Bondage, and a Kindle copy of a book about organizing.  Sometimes, the choices are too numerous to settle on a single choice.  However, one title intrigued me when I read the review, and I knew that I had to read it the moment we received it from our book company. I wasn't disappointed!  Here's a book trailer for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

The cover alone is a draw...a vintage photo of a sullen little girl, levitating a few inches off the ground.  Readers of dystopian fiction, such as The Hunger Games trilogy, The Giver, and fantasy, such as A Wrinkle in Time (remember that from your childhood?) should enjoy this quirky book about an orphanage with strange children with even stranger  powers.  My first reaction was that it would make a fantastic film; well, guess what?  Tim Burton already grabbed the movie rights and got Jane Goldman to write the screenplay.  Burton has that creative mix of genius and eccentricity to do this book justice. 

So, we have 15,000 choices.  You haven't checked out a book this year???   I guarantee we have something you'll love!

Mrs. Hodge