Below are the results of a survey of CPL staff on the books that made them laugh. You might have to put some on hold, they are very popular!
"Anything by Erma Bombeck"
Wooster and Jeeves books by P. G. Wodehouse
Forrest Gump: a novel by Winston Groom
One for the money by Janet Evanovich and the rest of the Stephanie Plum series
Thanksgiving Day kicks off a month of celebrations. May we suggest a movie, tips from Martha Stewart on Thanksgiving prepartions, a history, music to sooth, and a story about family.
Planes, trains and automobiles [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
Martha's classic Thanksgiving [videodisc] by [presented by] Marth Stewart Living Omnimedia
Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
Electric barracuda [sound recording] by Tim Dorsey
The fault in our stars by John Green
The marriage plot [sound recording]: a novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith — Fans of Alexander McCall Smith, author of several series, including The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, 44 Scotland Street, and Isabel Dalhousie's novels will enjoy this recent interview by Connie Fletcher in BookList Online (12/01/2011).
Marcel the shell with shoes on : things about me by Jenny Slate & Dean Fleischer-Camp ; paintings by Amy Lind — Marcel is a shell. He also has shoes. And just how does that work? Check out this fun, new picture book created by writer, actress and SNL alum Jenny Slate and her partner Dean Fleischer-Camp. The book is based on a short film made by the duo in 2010 that went on to win the grand jury prize at the 2011 New York Int'l Children's Film Festival. Big accomplishments for such a little creature!
With the much anticipated movie release of Janet Evanovich's One For the Money in January, 2012 fans of Stephanie Plum may enjoy listening to these authors.
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death [sound recording] by M.C. Beaton
Merry Wives of Maggody [sound recording] by Joan Hess
Murder on a girls' night out [sound recording] by Anne George
If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then try some of these titles:
Let's pretend this never happened: by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton
Tales from a not-so-fabulous life by Rachel Renee Russell
Middle school is worse than meatloaf: a year told through stuff by Jennifer L. Holm; pictures by Elicia Castaldi
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull; illustrated by Brandon Dorman
The day my butt went psycho by Andy Griffiths
Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger; illustrated by Aaron Blecha
Mennonite in a little black dress: a memoir of going home by Rhoda Janzen. Full of wit and humor, this book is a charming story of moving home to heal from both a broken marriage and an injury. An eccentric, Mennonite family welcomes the author.
Isn't it exciting when two perfectly unrelated, but equally beloved, things mash together? I love reading romances and I love watching ice hockey. Apparently, I am not the only one. Rachel Gibson and Deirdre Martin are just two of the authors who have written fiction with hockey players as the heroes. Grab one today and get in a little reading before the Wings take on the Blackhawks tomorrow.
Body check by Deirdre Martin
Mark Twain, one of America's best-known and well-loved authors, was born on November 30, 1835. His works have been translated into hundreds of languages, and Hollywood continues to produce film adaptations of his books. The following Special Collection focuses on his life and work.
Alphaville: une étrange adventure de Lemmy Caution by Chaumaine Production-Film-Studio
The band's visit by July August Productions; Bleiberg Entertainment; Sophie Dulac Productions
Check it out today. And if you have the choice of steak or fish, spring for the lasagna.
Wonderful by Jill Barnett
The bridal season by Connie Brockway
Educating Caroline by Patricia Cabot
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase