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At the :library : Cookie Decorating Class

Dozens of Decorating Ideas for a Sweet Holiday by Valerie Peterson
Janice Fryer

Take your holiday cookie decorating to impressive new heights! Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer will have you sprinkling powdered snowflakes onto cheery snowmen and adding a sugary glimmer to multicolored strands of licorice lights. With more than 60 fabulous designs for Christmas cookies, plus festive delights for New Year’s and Hanukkah, Cookie Craft Christmas gives you the inspiration and simple instructions you need for batch after batch of deliciously show-stopping holiday cheer.

Library Loan Book:

 Lots of great tips on decorating holiday cookies with lots of great photos. What’s really nice is the designs and finished cookies are not over-the-top out of reach for even an amateur such as myself would be afraid to try.

Library Cookie Decorating Class :

Need Decorating help

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Three W Wednesday

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

It’s another Wednesday and time for come book post : Today I am reading from the e book loan section at the library…. and waiting for storm Zeta to come in . My library picks …

Just finished Reading :

Maggie Crozat has the Halloween heebie-jeebies in USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron’s howlingly funny sixth Cajun Country mystery.

Now Reading

I grab this my hubby family owns a restaurant in Ohio and one of my favorite dishes….

Vivien Chen’s Lana Lee returns for Killer Kung Pao, another delectable cozy set in a Chinese restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio!
Is life at the Ho-Lee Noodle House becoming too hot to handle?

Read next :

A local Louisiana author and perfect for the Day of the Dead celebration…

A Private Cathedral

A Dave Robicheaux Novelby James Lee Burke
Will Patton

Posted in Library Loans

Thursday Book Club

Welcome to Thursday at the Library. It’s Book Club time :

Have you joined our Book club? You come to the Library with a book or check one out and read for an hour. Then after that we sit around and discuss Books. Stop bye and chat the discussion starts now….. Lisa

October Release :

Holiday Release :

Today’s Book chat :

How do you decide on a Book to check out ?

  • Recommended Book by others or advertisement
  • By Author
  • Book Cover or back book blurb

Library Book Recommendation list :

Its book 21 of the series. And the Library has a waiting list to check this book out but it will be worth the wait if you are a fan of the series. So get in line …Lisa

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr returns to the beloved town of Virgin River with a brand-new story about fresh starts, new friends and the magic of Christmas.

Kaylee Sloan’s home in Southern California is full of wonderful memories of the woman who raised her. But the memories are prolonging her grief over her mother’s recent death. A successful author, Kaylee hoped she could pour herself into her work. Instead she has terrible writer’s block and a looming deadline.

Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. She knows the isolation will help her writing, and as she drives north through the mountains and the majestic redwoods, she immediately feels inspired. Until she arrives at a building that has just gone up in flames. Devastated, she heads to Jack’s Bar to plan her next steps. The local watering hole is the heart of the town, and once she crosses the threshold, she’s surprised to be embraced by people who are more than willing to help a friend—or a stranger—in need.

Kaylee’s world is expanding in ways she never dreamed possible. And when she rescues a kitten followed by a dog with a litter of puppies, she finds her heart opening up to the animals who need her. And then there’s the dog trainer who knows exactly how to help her. As the holidays approach, Kaylee’s dread turns to wonder. Because there’s no better place to spend Christmas than Virgin River.

Book thoughts : this book is part of a long running series. It’s nice to be back with these beloved characters but it dragged in parts. But if you missed the series and want a little Christmas cheer read the book. But I would wait for it at the library …. Lisa

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Stacking shelves

Today I am working at the Library and stacking the shelves with sports romance. So let’s get started:

My favorite:

The Windy City isn’t quite ready for Phoebe Somerville—the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. And Phoebe is definitely not ready for the Stars’ head coach, former gridiron legend Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind.

New York Times Bestselling Author, J. Sterling is back with a fresh new baseball romance series you won’t want to miss!

“This is sports romance at its best! I was hooked from the first page! Cole & Christina’s romance is my new favorite.” – Claire Contreras, NYT

Lilah isn’t sure what hurt worse: the day Ethan left her to focus on his hockey career or the day he came back eight years later. He might think they can pick up just where they left off, but she’s no longer that same girl and never wants to be again.
Ethan wants his glory days back. And that includes having Lilah by his side. With her, he was magic. They were magic. All he has to do is make her see that.
Just when Lilah might finally be ready to let Ethan in, though, she finds out their reunion might have nothing to do with love and everything to do with improving his game. But Ethan’s already lost her once, and even if it costs him his career, he’ll do anything to keep from losing her again.

Thanks for stopping at the Library and visiting with me…. Lisa

Posted in Library Loans, The Book Club

At the Library

Today Iam volunteer at the Library. Doing some clean up from the storm and setting up September bulletin boards and events.

Since Louisiana is still at phase 2 I do story time online for the kids . Today’s book is a great one !

Today’s book

My pick:

I grab this book from the library collection because I am in the middle of moving and redoing my parents house. Lots of great ideas here in this book.

At the Library

September reading 📚

Book shelves
Posted in Library Loans, Recommended by lisa

At the Library

Today I am working at the Library ! Top check out book is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek


The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy’s not only a book woman, however, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.Fans of historical fiction will fall in love with this bestselling novel’s:Strong research and vivid depictions of AppalachiaInspiration from the real blue-skinned people of KentuckyCharacters who are both relatable and fascinatingEmphasis on the importance of books (perfect for books clubs or as a gift for the librarian in your life)

Check out Now:

This wonderful book is filled with emotions. And a look back at a simpler time in our lives. In an area of the country that is hard working and usually very poor. But this librarian makes each life richer with her job. So if you are fan of books and history. This one is highly recommended read-so check it out or put it on your wait list……Lisa

Posted in Library Loans, Review

Thunder Dog

The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zeroby Michael Hingson
Susy Flory

Faith. Trust. Triumph.

ôIÆm sorry,ö the doctor said. ôHe is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.ö

George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. ôMy best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,ö the doctor continued. ôHe will never be able to do anything for himself.ö

Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppyÆs name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved MichaelÆs life. This is RoselleÆs story too.

From the Library :

Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates HingsonÆs lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.

Posted in Library Loans, Review

Dog Dish of Doom–An Agent to the Paws Mystery

Cozy fans and animal lovers alike won’t be able to keep their paws off Dog Dish of DoomLaugh-out-loud funny, E.J. Copperman’s series debut is “lots of fun” (Library Journal, starred).

Kay Powell wants to find that break-out client who will become a star. And she thinks she’s found him: His name is Bruno, and he has to be walked three times a day.

Kay is the Agent to the Paws, representing showbiz clients who aren’t exactly people. In fact: they’re dogs. Bruno’s humans, Trent and Louise, are pains in the you-know-what, and Les McMaster, the famous director mounting a revival of Annie, might not hire Bruno just because he can’t stand them.

This becomes less of an issue when Trent is discovered face down in Bruno’s water dish, with a kitchen knife in his back. Kay’s perfectly fine to let the NYPD handle the murder, but when the whole plot seems to center on Bruno, her protective instincts come into play. You can kill any people you want, but you’d better leave Kay’s clients alone.

At the Library :

Check this book out : This was the introduction to a new mystery series based upon an animal talent agent’s cases. We get treated to not only meeting a new group of hilarious character’s but what happens to one of Kay’s client’s owners, and it was quite fitting.. It’s a page turner -so Check out this fun book Now. Lisa

Posted in cozy mystery, Library Loans

Louisiana Longshot (A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1 of 17 )

It was a hell of a long shot….

CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever—in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world’s largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she’s determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play. Unfortunately, she hasn’t even unpacked a suitcase before her newly inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard.

Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she’s not careful, this investigation might blow her cover and get her killed. Armed with her considerable skills and a group of elderly ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it’s too late.

Book thoughts :

If you are looking for something meaningful and deep, skip this book. If you are looking for something light and funny without the characters having sex every other page, then this is for you. Although there is no sex, there is some cursing, but way less than I see in most books. Well done Jana DeLeon. This was a delight to read.

Free to download from Amazon . But you can also pick up a copy at the Library….. Lisa

Posted in Author Spotlight, Library Loans

Louisiana Author’s

At the Library this Thursday * Louisiana author’s

Son of a Sinner (A Sinner’s Legacy Book 1)

Dean Billodeaux, son of legendary Sinners quarterback Joe Billodeaux, strives to be his father on the football field but not off of it. Often accused of being “no fun”, he possesses a stainless reputation. The only person who believes he isn’t perfect is Stacy Polasky, an orphan raised by his parents. Stacy has maintained a bickering relationship with Dean calling him a big lout. He retaliates by dubbing her the Princess.

When Dean’s sister sees though their antagonism and realizes they are attracted to each other, she suggests Stacy stop being so independent and allow Dean to rescue her a few times. They set up several situations in which he can be Stacy’s hero, but one goes badly awry and descends into real danger. Dean learns of Stacy’s ploy and feels like a complete fool. Can she regain his love and trust before another woman steps in and takes the prize from the Princess?

Book Thoughts : I have enjoyed all the books in the Sinners’ series as different characters grow up and experience their own adventures, challenges and romances. As this series is a spin off from this author’s original Sinner series.

About Lynn Shurr

Once a librarian, now a writer of romance, Lynn Shurr grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country. She attended a state college and earned a very impractical B.A. in English Literature. Her first job out of school really was working as a cashier in a burger joint. Moving from one humble job to another, she traveled to North Carolina, then Germany, then California where she buckled down and studied for an M.A. in Librarianship.

New degree in hand, she found her first reference job in the Heart of Cajun Country, Lafayette, Louisiana. For her, the old saying, “Once you’ve tasted bayou water, you will always stay here” came true. She raised three children not far from the Bayou Teche and lives there still with her astronomer husband and two big-boned, orange cats named Jake and Elwood.

When not writing, Lynn likes to paint, to cheer for the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers, and take long road trips nearly anywhere. Her love of the bayou country, its history and customs, often shows in the background for her books.

You may contact Lynn at or visit her

Find this book and more at a local Library …. Lisa