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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 • Posted August 25, 2010

A haiku is a non-rhymed verse genre. There are five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and five again in the last line. The word Haiku comes from the Japanese word meaning "Light Verse." (definition from

Heat advisory –

Inside reading if you can.

When raining, then too.

This style of writing suits me fine as for some reason I was shorted when it came to the allotment of a daily words quota. I’m in awe of our newspaper editor and the other contributors who are able to come up with lengthy, insightful editorials, articles, and poetry every week. That can’t be easy and kudos to you all. Seventeen syllables is about my limit – for writing that is. Now reading is another matter altogether.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory (F GRE Cou.2). Historical Fiction. "Determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England, pious Margaret Beaufort arranges politically advantageous marriages, sends her son out of the country for his safety, and lays secret plans for a battle between the houses of York and Lancaster."

Hangman by Faye Kellerman (F KEL Dec.19). Mystery Fiction. "LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees to do a big favor for an old friend, Teresa McLaughlin, but when she and her husband disappear, Decker’s search is interrupted by the suspicious death of a young health care worker."

Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux (F DEV Edi.3). Romantic Fiction. "In Edilean, Virginia, undercover detective Mike Newland uses Sara Shaw to track down a woman who is one of the most notorious criminals in the United States—and also happens to be the mother of Greg Anders, the man who Sara plans to marry and who leaves her without explanation three weeks before the wedding."

Burn by Nevada Barr (F BAR Pig.16). Mystery Fiction. "Recovering from the emotional scars of recent traumas, National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon goes to stay with her friend, Geneva, in New Orleans, only to become the target of a dark curse, prompting her to investigate what is has to do with Geneva’s creepy tenant and a fugitive mother accused of killed her family."


Story Time will be held again starting in the Fall.

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