Who Am I?

Who Am I Character #6 :

I am a college age man

I see ghosts.

Many think me to be mad.

My mother and uncle are very close.

My suicidal girlfriend was very loyal to me.

Who am I?

Submit your answer via the contact form on this site (be sure to include your name) and for each character you identify, you’ll be entered to win $20 in Chamber Bucks!

Last week’s Character #5 was Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby (or any other version of his name.)

Based on the Book

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was released in theatres this past weekend, and is based on the bestselling Young Adult Series by Cassandra Clare. Be sure to check out the book and then enter our Book to Movie Contest! Each month, we’ll draw out a winner for a pizza at Sam and Louie’s and two tickets to the Alliance Theatre. More info can be found on the “Books to Movie Contest” page on this site.

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end

New Books on CD

new bookwormInferno by Dan Brown: Professor of symbology Robert Langdon finds himself on the run in Florence and in possession of a series of codes, created by a brilliant scientist obsessed with Dante’s classic “The Inferno,” that may unlock a secret that could devastate life on earth.

Blunt Impact by Lisa Black: Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean is puzzled by the questionable death of a female construction worker, and a witness to the death, a young girl nicknamed Ghost, may be able to help.

The Heist by Janet Evanovich: Just when it seems that international crook Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all, he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaimen: When a middle-aged man returns to his childhood home for a funeral, childhood memories resurface about neighbor girl who promised to protect him from darkness unleashed by a suicide at the end of their street.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini: In 1952 Afghanistan, Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters.

Phantom Evil by Heather Graham: A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The six members he’s gathered know a little of the otherworldly—each has honed a psychic talent of their own.

Second Honeymoon by James Patterson: FBI agent John O’Hara and Special Agent Sarah Brubaker hunt an ingenious pair of serial killers whose victims all have one chilling thing in common–they’re newlyweds.

Strong, Hot Winds by Iris Johansen: When Cory Brandel’s affair with Sheikh Damon El Karim ended, she kept their son, Michael, a secret from him. But when the Skeikh learns the truth, he kidnaps Michael and takes him away to Kasmara.

Always Watching by Chevy Stevens: Psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie struggles with family mental health issues that have resulted in claustrophobia and blocked memories, a condition that disturbingly parallels a new patient and implicates the long-ago leader of a remote commune where Nadine lived in childhood.

 Many more audiobook titles are added weekly to our downloadable audiobook service on Overdrive! http://nebraska.lib.overdrive.com

Roxi Reviews

Roxi Wilkinson has graciously agreed to share some of her recent reads with us. The following review is part of an ongoing series of guest posts written by Roxi:

The Death of Bees is the debut novel of Lisa O’Donnell’s that I can promise you will not forget.  Two sisters bury their parents in the backyard of their rundown home then celebrate Christmas and the oldest sister’s 15th birthday.  An elderly gay gentleman is their caring neighbor and quickly becomes the hero.  This is a story of the realities of our society.  A story telling what helps the needy and what doesn’t.  O’Donnell has written the most vividly imaginative read I have found in a very long time.  The Death of Bees quickly pulls the reader in and you will find yourself worrying about the fate of the sisters. I was especially drawn in since my parents cared for several foster children while I was growing up.  My eyes are tuned to the nightmares of their plight. Other social issues addressed are; homophobia, adoption of homeless animals, refugees, substance abuse and the list goes on.  Read this.  It won’t disappoint.

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Who am I?

Who Am I Character #5 :
I am a man living in the early twentieth century.
I am very wealthy and love to throw parties.
I served in World War I.
My favorite flower is a Daisy.
Who am I?

Submit your answer via the contact form on this site (be sure to include your name) and for each character you identify, you’ll be entered to win $20 in Chamber Bucks!

Last week’s Charact #4 was Lennie from Of Mice and Men.

New Adult Fiction

new bookwormRobert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins: A developer is trying to buy up Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice find a trail leading to a mysterious, a Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn land north of Boston into a sprawling casino.

The King’s Deception by Steve Berry: When Cotton Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to America, the youth and Cotton’s son are taken at gunpoint in London, Malone becomes entangled in Operation King’s Deception and the mystery it’s trying to solve.

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes: A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace– until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost.

Lovers and Players by Jackie Collins: The reunion of three brothers at the bidding of their billionaire father sparks a dramatic chain of events including a murder, a one-night, and a risky relationship with a married hip-hop mogul.

The Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard: Kirsten Hammarstrom hasn’t been home since the mysterious disappearance of a local teenage girl rocked the town and shattered her family. Now, years later, a new tragedy forces Kirsten and her siblings to return home, where they must confront the devastating event that shifted the trajectory of their lives.

Zero Hour by Clive Cussler: Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team are called on to find the scientist who thinks he has found zero energy.

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks: Max Delaney has Asperger’s and an imaginary friend named Budo. Budo defends Max from bullies in school and fears the day when Max will stop believing in him.

Killing Floor by Lee Child: Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman, is passing through the town of Margarve, Georgia, when he is accused of murder, and must somehow find the real killer and prove his innocence–with virtually the whole town against him.

Flashpoint by Lynn Hightower: Police officer Sonora Blair becomes involved in a case thought to be arson but it soon escalates into murder and threats against her family and herself.

Let it Burn by Steve Hamilton: Reluctantly returning to Detroit to reconnect with a woman and confront the trauma of a shooting that left his partner dead, Alex McKnight investigates an untapped clue and discovers that the man sentenced for the crime may not have been the killer.

Who Am I?

Who Am I Character #4:

I am a man living in the mid-twentieth century.

I am big and a hard worker.

Most people misunderstand me.

I dream of living off the land.

I have a weakness for soft animals.

I do not know my own strength.

Who am I?

Submit your answer via the contact form on this site (be sure to include your name) and for each character you identify, you’ll be entered to win $20 in Chamber Bucks!

Last weeks character: Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.

New YA Fiction

new bookwormBitterblue by Kristin Cashore: Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father.

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt: In Queens 1969, twelve-year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in which he explores his friendships and how they are affected by girls, a new student who may be as fast as Julian, and especially an incident of bullying.

Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham: Aspiring lawyer Theodore Boone takes the stand to protect his political and environmental freedoms in the fourth installment of the series.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen: During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer: To break his curse of invisibility, a boy is helped by a girl, who is the only one who can see him.

This Girl is Different by J.J. Johnson: Having always been home schooled by her counter-culture mother, Evie has decided to spend her senior year at the local public high school, an experience that challenges her preconceptions about friendship, boundaries, and power.

Hang a Thousand Trees With Ribbons by Ann Rinaldi: A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important African-American poet.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau: Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal: When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.

Sever by Lauren DeStefano: After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, teenaged Rhine finds hope for a brighter future from a surprising source.