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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Join us Wednesday, November 1st as the Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion heads to Brooklyn...

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Join us as we discuss debut novel
 "Invisible City" 
by Julia Dahl
Books are at the Circulation Desk now.

Synopsis:
Investigating the murder of a Hasidic Jewish woman who because of religious laws will be buried without an autopsy, journalist Rebekah Roberts intercedes to prevent the woman's killer from getting away with the crime.
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See you then!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thrillers abound!

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Our friends at Read it Forward have compiled a list of 
7 recent thrillers that rival Gone Girl.

Here's a sneak peak: 

 Fierce Kingdon Leona The Final Girls
 A Stranger in the House The Party Best Day Ever
 How Will I Know You 


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Annihilation.

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Okay, so I held off for a while with my sci-fi posts, 
but I just couldn't help myself!
Plain and simple, Annihilation unsettled me, and that's saying alot. 
Scifi peeps have probably already read it, but if you haven't, 
it's worth a shot before the movie in February 2018. 
YES! THE MOVIE.
Here's the trailer:


By the way, it's part of a trilogy but do not let that scare you away from the first book. 
Here are the other two:
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hillary Jordan's prize-winning debut is now a motion picture...

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The Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion crew read this book back in 2009 to rave reviews. We couldn't put it down. 

Here's a synopsis of the Mudbound from Adam Chitwood of Collider: 
"Co-written and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah), this Southern epic is based on the Hillary Jordan novel of the same name and takes place in the 1940s, where it revolves around two families—one white and one black—who live on one farm. The black family works the farm for the white family, but the stories of the characters are endlessly intertwined as they navigate racism, poverty, and World War II side by side." 

The book is riveting and I expect the movie to be nothing less.
Mudbound will be available on Netflix and released in theaters on November 17th.

Read the full article from Collider here. 

View the trailer here:



Monday, October 9, 2017

Netflix favorite, "Black Mirror" picked up two Emmys this year but the news just gets better...

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Charlie Brooker, creator and writer of this Twilight Zone-like limited series on Netflix is set to expand his series into a 3-volume book set. 
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I know right?? Read this great article from EW for more info, but in the meantime, look for the first volume to be published some time in May of 2018. Contributing authors include,  
Cory Doctorow, Claire North and Sylvain Neuvel. 
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Season 4 of the show will feature 6 new episodes and as of right now, Netfilx is pretty tight-lipped about the release date. So, if you don't hear from me in a while, you'll know why. 
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Me.