Monday, November 14, 2011

November book selection: Born At Midnight

November's Book Club selection is Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter. Read the book and discuss it with us in person on December 1 at 3:30pm, or discuss online here.
Born at Midnight looks like a great read, incorporating vampires, werewolves, faeries and shapeshifters into the storyline. Here's a synopsis of the book:
Kylie's surrounded by vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches and shapeshifters. And if she believes what they tell her, she's one of them. They're just not sure exactly how she fits in. As Kylie struggles to cope with the realization that these creatures even exist, and the fact that she might not be human, she's got two hot guys, a werewolf and a half-fairy vying for her attention. And they can just keep vying. Kylie's determined that before she lets her heart loose on love, she needs to unearth the truth. What does the ghost want? Who can and can't she trust? And most of all . . . What is she?

And here's a Born At Midnight BOOK TRAILER to watch! Intriguing!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Breaking Dawn Movie Trailer

Okay, who's going to see it? What are your expectations? Any thoughts on this?

Friday, September 23, 2011

October Selection: Darkness Becomes Her

When we meet on October 8,  we will be discussing Kelly Keaton's Darkness Becomes Her. This book takes place in a spooky New Orleans setting.  I became interested in this title back in June, when I visited New Orleans and the American Library Association conference there.  It's fun and interesting to imagine the fictional characters of the story in the real-life places I've been.
Also, just F.Y.I.: I think that I saw the gate that's pictured on the cover of the book at one of the cemeteries that I visited in New Orleans. All the graves are above ground, in little marble buildings, and some of them had elaborate ironwork fences with gates around the grave. This one, with it's weeping angel in the middle and the two tree branches that form the frame for the gate really stick out in my mind!

Here's a trailer for the book, which is nice, but doesn't do it justice.  The book was pretty amazing, and the plot twist surprised me, which I like.  I will take the time to read the next book in the series, and I can't say that for all the books we read at Bella's Book Club.

Monday, June 20, 2011

July Book Selection: Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Hey BBC members! July's meeting will be a fun one, so you don't want to miss it. We'll be discussing Gena Showalter's Intertwined. I've seen that some of you have come in to check out the book, so we should have a pretty good discussion to post here later.
Here's a summary of Intertwined:

Sixteen-year-old Aden Stone is a magnet for the supernatural. He has four human souls trapped in his head. Then he meets Mary Ann--and the voices in his head quiet. But Aden's troubles are just beginning.

Sounds intriguing! Most reviews I've read about this title have high praise for the romance element of the book, as well as the dark, brooding mystery.

July's meeting will also be the meeting where I give you the update on the American Library Association conference and all the new paranormal books coming out for the rest of the year! Remember--it's held in New Orleans this year, the city of vampires and voodoo! You never know what stories or fun freebies I'll bring back to share!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Book Selection for June: Witch and Wizard by James Patterson

This month's book selection is James Patterson's Witch and Wizard. It's the first book in a planned series. Here's a summary:
The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?

Read along with us, and post your opinions here!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Tomorrow, Saturday, April 9th at 1:00! Get ready everyone, as Patrick rocks the Tecumseh Branch with interesting stories of his travels and talks about his Teen fiction books. Most of all, the BBC'ers are chomping at the bit to ask the difficult questions we all want to know about our favorite Patrick Jones book, The Tear Collector. And, just to whet your appetite, here's Patrick answering some questions in preparation for his Fort Wayne tour...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SPECIAL EVENT! Author Patrick Jones to speak at Tecumseh Branch Library

If you read my earlier post, you'll see that the Bella's Book Club selection for April is The Tear Collector. This month, we will be having our in-person discussion at the library on April 7th at 3:30pm, as planned, but we also have a very special bonus: a chance to meet the author, Patrick Jones! On Saturday, April 9th at 1:00pm, Patrick will be speaking at the branch, with a light reception following. There should be plenty of time for all of us to ask questions and chat with Mr. Jones. Don't forget to bring your copies of his books to have them signed!

I can tell you from experience that Patrick is a wonderful speaker--he is really interesting and HIGHLY entertaining! We look forward to his visit. You won't want to miss this great event!