This week, it seems our staff is watching more TV than they are reading books. That’s okay, we’ve got lots of TV shows on DVD. We may even have your favorite show! You’ll have to supply your own popcorn though.

We’d like to know what y’all are reading (or watching) too! So, please feel free to let us know in the comments.

 

H20: Just Add Water (TV Series)

This show is about best friends going on adventures and becoming a magical creature: the mermaid. This show is enjoyable for kids of all ages. So are you ready for an adventure into the world of possibility?

~Emma

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  The Waste Lands by Stephen King

This is the 3rd book in the Dark Tower series and so far is the most bizarre. What I kept thinking was it seems like I’m reading the account of someone’s really weird dream. The imagery was rich especially when Jake was trying to escape the haunted house. In my mind I could hear dramatic classic horror movie scores and felt that exasperation that we all feel when the protagonist can’t get away smoothly because of classic clumsy blunders or inaction because of the terror consuming the character. All in all the story is classic Stephen King and a must read for those who like to read something a little different from time to time.

~Stunt Clerk #3

Gilmore Girls (TV series)

This is a fun show. I can relate in so many ways to the character Lorelai because I know what it is like to raise a teenage girl. I can also relate to the character Rory because once upon a time I was a teenage girl. The best part is the humor that is constantly present to amuse the viewer.

~Stunt Clerk #3

 

How We Learn by Benedict Carey

Carey digs into the science of how our brains acquire, store, and recall information, and overturns many of our long-held notions about learning and memory being developed only through blunt-force effort. It turns out, for example, that distractions and daydreaming can help strengthening memory in ways that perfect focus and endless repetition cannot, and that “testing” and “studying” are more alike than one might expect. Highly recommended for students of ANY age.

-Dennis

Product Details  Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman

A meditation on the importance of the small things in our lives.

~Hannah

 Summer Jackson: Grown Up by Teresa E. Harris

It is a cute story about a little girl who doesn’t want to be little anymore. She wants all the privileges of being an adult, but she didn’t think about the responsibilities. This book is for any kid who doesn’t realize how great it is to be a kid.

~Candace

 The Winter at Valley Forge by F. van Wyck Mason.

I just finished reading this book last night. It made me appreciate the summer heat we have.

During the winter of 1777-1778, George Washington wintered with about 10,000 American troops only 20 miles from Philadelphia and British troops. While there were some skirmishes during that time, the operative word was survival. It was desperate with American troops freezing and starving. Twenty-five hundred men died. Supplies were just not getting through. The book relates an incident in which American soldiers in disguise stole back an entire wagon train of supplies that American turncoat farmers (Tories) had sold to the British.

American forces employed the local Indians (among them the Iroquois six-nation Confederacy and Micmac who were sworn enemies of each other) for their acumen in hunting and tracking. While most soldiers looked at the Indians as savages they never failed to appreciate roast rabbit or anything else brought in by the Indians to help keep body and soul together.

It was during the winter at Valley Forge that the French committed their support to the American cause embodied in the twenty year old superstar Marquis de Lafayette.

In the spring of 1778 the British moved out of Philadelphia, having fully expected the Americans to capitulate and not make it through the winter. But there would be five more winters before the ultimate American victory.

~Ron

Supernatural (TV series)

This show is just about to start its 12th season. Brothers, Dean & Sam Winchester, are continuing the family business of keeping the world safe from monsters of all kinds.

~Buffy the Netflix Watcher

 The Walking Dead (TV series)

I’m re-watching the most current season so I can be ready and up to date when the new season premieres.

~Buffy the Netflix Watcher

 

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