New Books 1/29/18

Fake news is in the news and two of this week’s books discuss how political operatives use it and what citizens should do to stop it.  In addition, two new biographies – a comprehensive portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder and an historical account of Edward Lansdale,  the CIA operative who proposed a much different approach… Continue Reading New Books 1/29/18

New Books 1/22/18

A book in the “didn’t-see-it-coming plot twist” category, another in the “organizing your home by a mass purge of your stuff” category, and a book to help you make 2018 the year you finally get your finances in order are all part of this week’s new books.  In addition there are books to help you… Continue Reading New Books 1/22/18

New Books 1/15/18

Lots of suspense and thrills by old favorites such as James Lee Burke, Jayne Ann Krentz, Robert Crais, and W.E.B. Griffin plus several that include characters that are forced to confront their past.  Maybe you would like to try your hand at writing your own bestseller after perusing Writers Market 2018 by Robert Lee Brewer.… Continue Reading New Books 1/15/18

Top Five Checkouts Lists for 2017

Ever wonder which books get checked out the most in a year?  Here are the Top 5 lists for the Miami Public Library.  These are the five books in each of seven categories that were checked out the most during 2017.  Have you read them? Fiction 1. The Whistler by John Grisham 2. The Fix… Continue Reading Top Five Checkouts Lists for 2017