July 5, 2016

Patron Book Reviews

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Week Two Entries: Reviews on what to read and what not to….

Complete your book review form and submit at the main circulation desk. We’ll post a roundup of the best reviews every week and each review enters you into the weekly raffle for a $20 Giftcard to Toadstool.

Week Two Raffle Winner is Kath Allen.

unspeakThe Unspeakable by Meghan Daum

Review by Joanne: 5 stars
Excellent honest look at challenges. Author is skilled at portraying her perspective and foibles without being judgemental.

“In these fiercely intelligent personal essays, Daum explores the guilt that can follow ‘when we don’t feel the way we’re ‘supposed to feel’ about the events of our lives.’ . . It’s impossible not to wince, laugh–and relate.” ―People


mastering-the-potters-wheel-cover-314x400Mastering the Potter’s Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters by Ben Carter
Note: This book is on order. 🙂

Review by Bob: 5 stars

A beautifully photographed and clearly explained introduction to throwing pottery. While not a replacement for an in-person class from a master potter, this book gives lots of useful hints and is full of inspirational galleries, which even when they aren’t a style the reader might want to try, are unquestionably beautiful.


517ac-0mWbL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History

Review by Peter: 3 stars

A good read. Goes into more details on his life as a hunter than some of the other biographies. He killed so many animals….




morrison-home-paperbackHome by Toni Morrison

Review by Kath: 4 stars

The adult book club is reading this title for July. Discussion meeting is July 29th at 11am. Pick up a copy at the main desk. Toni Morrison will be awarded the Edward MacDowell Medal during the Medal Day celebration on August 14th, 2016. 

Lots of ups and downs and spins. The ending shows strengths despite all the adversity.

Author: Corinne Chronopoulos
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