Today it is easy to find information. Too much and too easy to come by maybe. Is it accurate? Is it reliable? In this Unshelved daily e-comic collection the staff of library workers help Mallville’s citizens make sense of all that information while dealing with their worrisome budget problems. All the regular staff are present: Dewey, the teen librarian, Tamara the children’s librarian, Colleen the reference librarian, Mel the director, Dyna a cynical new librarian and Bucky the page still shelving books in his book beaver costume. Meanwhile Dewey’s girlfriend Cathy has a big surprise for him.
In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. Lucy Hull, a young children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy’s help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from Pastor Bob and the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and upsetting family history thrown in their path. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the man who seems to be on their tail? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
Lindsey Norris is happy with her life in the small town of Briar Creek, Connecticut where she works as the town’s library director. Things are going smoothly until a conflict among the Friends of the Library group leads to threatening phone calls and messages. But could a disagreement among the Friends really have caused the murder of the new president’s husband? Just as police start to investigate a major snow storm hits. Will Lindsey find out who the killer is before the spring thaw?
Lindsey is finally adjusting to her new job as the director of the Brian Creek Public Library and her new life as a single woman. Her college friend and children’s librarian Beth has written and illustrated her first children’s book and wants to find out if it’s good enough to be published. But Beth’s boyfriend an award-winning children’s book author keeps getting in the way. Then a New York City book editor visits town and a friend arranges for the editor, Beth and Lindsey to met. But things go wrong rapidly and Beth’s chance at becoming a published author lands here as the chief suspect in her boyfriend’s murder. Can Lindsey solve the mystery fast enough to find the real murderer?
A light cozy mystery.
Isaac Vainio is a librarian in a small town library. He is happy with his daily duties helping his patrons and cataloging though the library director doesn’t know what to think of his pet spider be carries with him everywhere, Scorch. He is also a libriomancer, a member of a secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw out objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that have leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape with his life. Then he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users and Johannes Gutenberg has been kidnapped.
With the help of beautiful dryad, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. His search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic. He will have to make some difficult choices to save lives and possibly all of humanity.
Head Librarian, Francesca Barnes, has discovered a treasure cache of sorcery books in a secret room in the sub-basement of the old city library. When a monster starts attacking cats and then children, she uses the knowledge to track down and kill the beast.
This alerts the evil ones to the growing presence of a new gifted “Golden One” coming into her powers. Ryan, and his keeper Paul of the Order (the good side), are trying to track down this cache of books. Since Ryan is half-demon/half man, lacking a soul, he cannot trust himself around women, and especially not around sorceresses.
However, his horn-dog handler/keeper Paul takes off on a false lead, because this other woman is good looking and Ryan ends up investigating Chess (Francesca), keeping tabs on her, rescuing her, and before its too late, he is hooked/imprinted on Francesca.
This book was a quick enjoyable read, nothing taxing or extraordinary.
This was a fun book. It was recommended to me and I am glad it was. It is the tale of a children’s librarian named Lucy who kidnaps/is kidnapped by a 10-year old boy named Ian. They run away together on this cross-country trip from Hannibal, Missouri to Vermont. Along the way they have encounters with her Russian mafia father, her boyfriend Glenn and a variety of people. I am not sure if the journey was more of a self-discovery for Ian or Lucy but I think Lucy. She discovers more about herself and her family history. I am not sure if Ian really learns anything but atleast he gets away from his family for awhile. There is a message here about being who you are and that it is ok to be gay and books are great. All good messages and not shoved down your throat. They are told with humor and insight. I liked the characters in the book; they are quirky and fun. I have to admit that the book did start out pretty slow for me and didn’t really pick up until they hit the road, which was about 1/3-1/2 way into the book. But the story was fun and enjoyable. Not very realistic, but fun. I was a little shaky about the ending because there didn’t seem to be any consequences for either Lucy or Ian and it was just a bit too easy but overall it was a good book. I would recommend it to my library friends.