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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Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives? Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the … 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
These are books 1 and 2 of a proposed trilogy, which PR describes as a pre-apolocalyptic police procedural. It has a strong and appealing lead character, tension and drama, and a mystery good enough to keep you interested. The … Continue reading
Saramago uses capitals and periods very sparingly to indicate the beginning and end of sentences, resulting in an almost stream-of-consciousness feeling that may cause you to read quickly. But slow down. Breathe. Let yourself flow with the words and be … 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
If you are looking for a modern day twist on the traditional love story, look no further than Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. A overseas word of mouth bestseller, this story centers around young ordinary Louisa Clark who has … Continue reading
Recently NPR had posted the Best Young Adults Novels selected by their listeners and John Green’s name came up five times on that list! I had recently heard about John Green from a glowing review posted on our Adult Summer … Continue reading
Do SciFi writers predict the future? Every once in a while I go back to reading science fiction. (I am a mystery lover.) This genre fascinates me because I consider sci fi writers to be on the cutting edge of … Continue reading