Welcome to Newburgh Free Library’s blog Inspirations: a blog for readers and viewers.
At the Newburgh Free Library we would like to connect our community to the books and movies we love as well as get feedback from you on the books and movies that you love and want to share with others.
Of course we plan on introducing new titles that are coming out on the shelves at NFL, but we also hope to connect you with a hidden gem or two – things that you might not have discovered on your own. At our new blog, look forward to reading about staff picks, patron picks, nonfiction, mystery, and the newest in street fiction. It’s all up for discussion in Inspirations.
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I know my friends and colleagues are tired of hearing me gush about this novel. I can’t exactly tell you why I liked it so much. I like the mood and tone of the writing. I started reading Atkinson previous … Continue reading
Set in the near future dystopian US, the author creates a complex, recognizable yet different, future for us…or those who colonize our ruined cities. (Who is Us and who is Other is just one of many topics Lee lays out … Continue reading
All you readers of thrillers buckle up in your favorite reading chair and get ready for another roller coaster ride of action with James Rollinss newest Sigma Force thriller, Eye of God. Follow the Sigma Force team of Monk Kokkalis, … Continue reading
This is a wonderfully atmospheric Victorian murder mystery, with a real-life author as reluctant detective, and a gaggle of fictional detectives, who will probably be fleshed out in future novels. The revelations of class distinction and social attitudes were strongly … Continue reading
I was interested in reading this novel, The Dinner, after reading several reviews that compared it the European version of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl. An international best-seller written by Amsterdam writer, Herman Koch, The Dinner is an extremely disturbing … Continue reading
The library book discussion I run was lucky enough to receive galley copies of Life After Life, the highly anticipated novel by author Kate Atkinson that is due out at the beginning of April. Although the author is known for … Continue reading
Many reviewers have compared this to Dickens, but I was more struck by the similarity to Bill James Iles & Harpur series. Some very bad, unpredictable guys and some very nice people trying to avoid mayhem and evil. The language, … Continue reading
Readers who enjoyed Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell should pick up this novel by John Brandon. Set in Florida and told by three different characters, it has some spooky resonance with current news events. Disaffected teens consider great crimes; bright … Continue reading