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Recommended Reading in June 2014 from Just Desserts

July 07, 2014 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read? At the June 2014 Just Desserts meeting on 6/26, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the books that were hot in June 2014 with this mystery-savvy crowd:



So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?

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June through September Just Desserts titles selected!

May 07, 2014 by sdc

The titles/authors for the June through September Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group have been posted.

June - Death Angel by Linda Fairstein

July - Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods

August - The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

September - After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

There is also a survey available online for Just Desserts members to offer their opinions on what should be discussed at the October 2014 Just Desserts meeting. Click the link to add your vote!

What do you think of the above four authors/titles? Are you looking forward to reading any of these?

Click the title of this specific blog post, or the number to the right of Comments, below, to leave your own comment!

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Help us pick the October 2011 Just Desserts author!

July 21, 2011 by sdc
Our October 2011 Just Desserts selection will be our first experiment of picking an author with numerous titles, for whom the library doesn't have the minimum 8-to-10 copies of any single specific individual title to meet our group's needs. Instead, we'll pick the author, then Just Desserts members will be encouraged to read ANY of that author's works, and we'll discuss them ALL as a group, rather than everyone reading the same exact title.

Here's your assignment before the July 28th Just Desserts meeting: Please look at the following list of three possible authors for October, and click the link below to express your preference of which of the three authors you'd like to see us pick. You may only select one of these three authors under consideration:

Charles Todd -- his Ian Rutledge series, set in post-WWI England, featuring a Scotland Yard detective suffering from PTSD and haunted by the ghost of a soldier whose death he's responsible for.

Louise Penny -- her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, is set in Quebec and its environs in modern day.

Suzanne Arruda -- her Jade del Cameron series is set in the 1920s in Africa, and features a strong female protagonist.

Click this link to cast your vote for which of these authors you'd like to use in October!

Thanks, and enjoy voting! The voting form will remain active through the end of the day on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011.

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One Book - One Lincoln activities - Oct 8-14

October 08, 2010 by sdc
Here are the opportunities you have to interact with One Book - One Lincoln in the next few days:

On Saturday, October 9th, after visiting the Farmer's Market in the downtown Haymarket district, stop in at Indigo Bridge Books in the Creamery Building at 701 "P" St. for a book discussion of I Am a Man, led by one of our library staff members. The discussion group starts at 2:00 p.m. and should end around 3:00.

On Tuesday, October 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you may join fellow readers for a library-led discussion of I Am a Man at the A Novel Idea used bookstore, 118 N. 14th St., also in downtown Lincoln.

Throughout September, a special episode of City Focus about One Book - One Lincoln aired on the city's public-access channel 5. That episode is still on City 5 TV's on-demand channel online. Click here to view (you'll need RealPlayer installed on your computer).

A little further ahead:

The organizers of One Book - One Lincoln are pleased to announce that author Joe Starita will be giving a public talk about the research and writing of I Am a Man, and the issues that the book addresses, in the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol Building, on Sunday, November 7th, starting at 2:00 p.m. Starita will follow his presentation with a Q&A session, and will then sign copies of the book for anyone who brings theirs along or who purchases a copy from the Landmark Store gift shop in the Capitol's lower level. This event is co-sponsored by The Lincoln City Libraries, The Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book.

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Final three Just Desserts titles selected for 2010

June 10, 2010 by sdc

Mystery fans -- the titles for discussion at the August, September and October 2010 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meetings have now been posted on the libraries' BookGuide site.

In August, we'll be reading one of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux mysteries set in New Orleans -- Purple Cane Road.

In September, we'll sample the first in the madcap humorous mystery series featuring the Spellman family -- The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.

And for our final gathering of the year in October, we'll read and discuss one of Sue Grafton's classic Alphabet Mystery series, featuring Kinsey Milhone -- M is for Malice, considering one of the best in the series.

If you're a mystery fan who hasn't joined us for previous gatherings, please consider reading one of these titles and coming to discuss it with fellow mystery readers. You'll find all the information about dates and times at the Just Desserts section of our Book Groups page:

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