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Apr 03

Tabb Book Readers: Historical Fiction Suggestions

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 2:46 PM by Elizabeth Land

Tabb Book Readers meets April 27

The Tabb Book Readers will be gathering on Saturday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. Join us as we explore life in different time periods through historical fiction titles. Can't think of a good title? Click on "Continue Reading..." to discover recommendations hand-picked by our librarians.

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Mar 27

Program Notes: Experiencing Japan with Tabb Book Readers

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 12:44 PM by Elizabeth Land

The Tabb Book Readers gathered last weekend to discuss what they discovered about Japanese Culture from the books they read this month. They also enjoyed green tea and Japanese treats. 

Tabb Book Readers LogoFor the March meeting, attendees could read any fiction or non-fiction title, as long as it touched on Japanese culture in some way.

TBR members read a variety of titles, from thrillers, to historical fiction, to nonfiction, to manga. Couldn't make the meeting but want some recommendations from group? Check out what the TBR read in March by clicking on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Mar 18

Teens Review: Restart

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Title: Restart by Gordon Korman
Reviewer: John A.
Rating: 4 Stars

Restart by Gordon Korman book coverThis was not a book that I would have read willingly, but I am pretty glad it was assigned. Restart is the story of a boy named Chase Ambrose. During the story he gets amnesia, and because he lost his memory he has to find his life.

In Restart, Gordon Korman does an excellent job of making sure you know what is happening with all of the characters. The way he does that is by switching to a different character in every chapter. When he does this, it helps that you know what is happening with characters even if they are not with the main character at that very moment.

In Restart, Gordon Korman does an excellent job of making sure you know what is happening with all of the characters. The way he does that is by switching to a different character in every chapter. When he does this, it helps that you know what is happening with characters even if they are not with the main character at that very moment.

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