Sunday, January 31st. 20/30 Book Discussion (adults ages 21-30 something) Location: Panera (Deer Park Avenue location). Time : 5pm Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
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RESCHEDULED: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
Monday, February 29th @ 7pm in the Community Room.
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Long Island Reads 2016
First time reader of Elin Hilderbrand ! Often, I have seen her books: in the hands of friends, on the beach, and the library. Winter Street seemed a light read, and the holiday coincided with real life at the time (Christmas)… so why not? Also, the much anticipated sequel was released in the Fall of 2015, Winter Stroll.
The verdict: a humorous, light read about the Quinn family consisting of all kinds of family drama. Kelly Quinn owns the Nantucket Inn, and his annual Christmas party is off to a disastrous start when he walks in on Mitzie (his 2nd wife) kissing Santa Claus! Throw into the mix four adult children ( one who is a Marine and unreachable in Afghanistan) with their own secrets and turmoil, an ex-wife, and dive into the Quinn family’s Christmas.
The book was fun, yet the ending seemed to leave me ….. like it wasn’t much of an ending. I guess that’s why there is a sequel. The characters could have been developed a bit more. I say that because the “Quinn family” is quite likable, and would have liked to know more about them. So of course I had to go read the sequel- Winter Stroll. Stay tuned for that review!
Continuing with Larsson’s series, Lagercrantz’s novel will draw out all Lisbeth Salander fans. At first I felt the beginning was a bit slow, yet soon realized I was doing what the author anticipated- wondering when Salander was going to make her entrance. When she does you might welcome her with a smile as I did. As our favorite journalist, Blomkvist, becomes part of an investigation (and witness) to a murder that is more than what it seems, it becomes evident the United States is in danger. Who else would Blomkvist try to find when he needs the mind of a brilliant hacker? Lisbeth of course! The duo reunite in this novel, and the thrill continues on as in the last three books!
If you like stories about good witches and dark forces this urban fantasy is for you- definitely for fans of TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. Elyse MacAllister leaves her life in Georgia to go back home to Los Angeles. Her great-aunt Eleanora is dying, and apparently has a lot to explain to Lyse when she arrives there. Finding out she is a witch with powers is only the beginning of secrets unfolding, and she is expected to take Eleanora’s place in a witch coven!! The book was fun to read, had some steaminess to it, and provides a lot of backdrop for the next in the series.