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|eBooks (18 titles)
Download an eBook copy of these titles today! Learn more about eBooks by taking a class.
|Winter Jackets (13 titles)
Tell us about an interesting book you would recommend to others. Enter to win a travel mug or gift card. Stop in and check out the Winter Jackets display at the Long Lake Library.
|Bah-humbug! (19 titles)
Do you cringe at the sight of gift wrap and ribbon? Does your heart grow cold when you hear sleigh bells jingling? There is only one cure to this Grinch-like condition! Checkout some holiday humor and put a smile back on your face!
|Minnesota Authors (22 titles)
Discover Minnesota's literary talent with these titles crafted by Minnesota authors.
|Banned Books (27 titles)
Celebrate the freedom to read by checking out these sometimes censored titles. Banned Book Week is September 22nd - 28th!
|Relaxing Summer Reads (20 titles)
Find some relief from the summer heat with these relaxing titles. Stop by the Long Lake Library to view our "Relaxing Summer Reads" display or request these titles online!
|Summer Sleuthing (17 titles)
Bring some excitement to your summer with these mystery titles.
|Eric (43 titles)
I mostly like fantasy/science fiction and older mysteries, and will often reread many of my favorites. I tend to like quick reads better than books that bog you down in a lot of exposition. That is why I enjoy many teen and children books, as well as the adult ones(and I am still a big kid at heart).
|Great Reads for 2013 (22 titles)
Did you make a New Year's resolution to read more? Start with this list of favorite titles featured at the Long Lake Library.
|Traveling through Minnesota's History (20 titles)
Plan a trip to discover Minnesota's history or simply escape into these fascinating titles.
|Eco-Friendly Living (26 titles)
Browse Long Lake Library's display on sustainable living, gardening and decorating.
|Magical Escapes (17 titles)
Escape into a world in which magical happenings are everyday occurrences.
|Comedic Memoirs (36 titles)
Laughter is good for your health. Find some well-deserved comic relief in these hilarious titles.
|Crystal (53 titles)
|Long Lake Library Staff's Comments|
|The darkest minds |
by Bracken, Alexandra
A friend recommended this to me and I am glad they did. It is right in my wheel-house, as they say. Set in a not-so-distant future, a whole generation of kids comes down with a deadly disease which kills over 70%. And if that wasn't devastating enough, the survivors develop strange abilities(super powers). The government, in order to protect the rest of the population, sticks all these kids in concentration/prison camps, to study and experiment on, but mostly just to isolate. There are five distinct groups of powers, all color-coded for easy identification. Blues are telekinetic, Yellows mentally control electricity, Greens are super intelligent, Reds can start fires with their minds, and the most dangerous of all are the Oranges, because they can control people with their telepathy. After a couple of "incidents", the Oranges and Reds are deemed too dangerous and need to be eliminated. Ruby is an Orange, pretending to be a Green. She is afraid of her powers and seeks only to blend in and survive. But as terrible as her new existence is, her life gets even harder and more complicated when an anti-government group breaks her out of camp. Can she trust them? Or do they just want to use her as a weapon? While not a fan of dystopias in general, Bracken really makes this situation seem very plausible. What would the government do if confronted with such a situation? How would that affect our economy and our society? Great teen book. Not for younger kids. posted Jan 6, 2014 at 4:34PM
|Who could that be at this hour? |
by Snicket, Lemony.
Sandford has another winner. This one features Virgil Flowers. Good story line and holds your attention. 8 of 10 for me. posted Dec 5, 2013 at 4:30PM
|Vader's little princess |
by Brown, Jeffrey, 1975-
The sequel to Darth Vader and son, this one is much the same, only with single dad Vader trying to raise little Princess Leia, first as a "daddy's girl", then later as a rebellious teenager. As with the previous volume, it helps to have a working knowledge of the movies, but most of the jokes come from putting the greatest villain in cinema history in family situations, like teaching Leia how to drive(a TIE fighter). Luke shows up from time to time, implying that Vader had to raise both of them by himself, all while still being a Dark Lord of the Sith and the Emperor's right-hand man. Han Solo is featured as well, as teenage Leia's boyfriend. Very funny. Good as the previous book. posted Nov 18, 2013 at 4:43PM
|Darth Vader and son |
by Brown, Jeffrey, 1975-
This is a collection of single panel cartoons like you might see in a Sunday paper. Each one imagines what the Star Wars universe might have been like if Darth Vader had to raise Luke Skywalker as a single parent. Jeffrey Brown loves Star Wars and he takes that love and a keen knowledge of children and combines it to make these silly little cartoons. If you love Star Wars, you will love this book. I sure did. posted Nov 18, 2013 at 4:31PM
|Jedi Academy |
by Brown, Jeffrey, 1975-
Many people have copied Kinney's "A Diary of a Wimpy Kid" format (story with words, but also cartoons and inserts) but I like this one best. It is really more of a graphic novel, with written diary inserts. Roan Novachez just wants to be a star pilot, like his father(and big brother) before him and get off Tatooine. But Fate has a different plan. Instead being accepted into Pilot School, he gets accepted to the Jedi Academy instead. While he may not become the greatest jedi knight in the galaxy, he just might become the greatest jedi poster-maker of all time. Honestly, this book rocks. Jeffrey Brown really loves Star Wars and it shows on every page. I can't wait for the sequel! (I really hope there is a sequel) So while this might seem like another middle school coming of age story, it has STAR WARS and that makes all the difference. :) posted Nov 18, 2013 at 4:18PM