Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Live Literary Events are back at Riverbank with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Kildare Readers Festival is in it’s 12th year and the committee have put together stellar line up for you, with a mixture of live, in-person events, which will be in the festival’s usual hot-spot Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge and live online events. Below is a preview of the in-person events which include two live… Continue reading Live Literary Events are back at Riverbank with Kildare Readers Festival this October

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Genre: Children's literature, Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse…… Review: August Pullman is a ten year old boy. He's as average as every other ten year old kid you… Continue reading Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie

Title: Getting Rid of Bradley Author: Jennifer Crusie Genre: Romance novel, Suspense, fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis:  Lucy Savage is not having a good week. A dye job gone wrong, an absentee soon to be EX-husband, Oh, and someone is gunning for her death. Review: Lucy Savage isn't the kind… Continue reading Book Review: Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Educational, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Children, Young Adult and Coming of Age and Anthropomorphic Fantasy   By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Children’s Fantasy This is fantasy that is explicitly aimed at children, although adults will often enjoy some children’s series and books. Children’s fantasy tends to have younger but highly developed characters, a low level of violence, a variable level of… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 2

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: To Die For by Linda Howard

Title: To Die For Author: Linda Howard Genre: Romance novel. Fiction. Suspense. Mystery.  Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: After a painful divorce, Blair Mallory follows her dream and opens a health club. But Nicole Goodwin develops a strange fixation on Blair. When Nicole is gunned down in the club's parking lot, Blair… Continue reading Book Review: To Die For by Linda Howard

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Children's Fiction. Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing  a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter "H" ……..Harry… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Educational

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

There are many fantasy fans among our readers in Kildare Libraries so Elaine in Library HQ has taken a look at this genre in depth. This will be a series of interesting articles on the various types of fantasy writing, appearing on this blog once a week. Part 1 - Introduction I thought I would… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 1

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Title: Blue Smoke Author: Nora Roberts Genre: Romantic Suspense. Crime Thriller. Review: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Reena Hale's destiny was shaped in the destructive - yet fascinatingly beautiful - fire that leveled her family's pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested, although… Continue reading Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Leonard And Hungry Paul

Title: Leonard And Hungry Paul Author: Ronan Hession Genre: Humorous Adult Fiction Review: Mairead, Monasterevin Library Synopsis: They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st Century. It is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about those uncelebrated people who have the… Continue reading Book Review: Leonard And Hungry Paul

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: Circle of Friends

Author: Maeve Binchy Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Synopsis Big, generous-hearted Benny and the elfin Eve Malone have been best friends growing up in sleepy Knockglen. Their one thought is to get to Dublin, to university and to freedom... On their first day at University College, Dublin, the inseparable pair are thrown together with… Continue reading Book Review: Circle of Friends