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Hitchcock, Master of Suspense film series

The Morrill Memorial Library is presenting a Master of Suspense film series this fall featuring six Hitchcock classics, from October 6 to November 2. Get in the Halloween “spirit” by joining us for any or all of these classic thrillers, shown at either 10:30 a.m. OR 6:30 p.m. Complimentary popcorn is being donated by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham.

The-39-steps-movie-posterFriday, Oct. 6 @ 10:30 am – “The 39 Steps”
(1935, 1 hour 28 mins)

 

The-lady-vanishes-movie-posterFriday, Oct. 13 @ 10:30 am –  “The Lady Vanishes”
(1938, 1 hour 36 mins)

 

Rear-window-movie-posterMonday, Oct. 16 @ 10:30 am – “Rear Window”
(1954, 1 hour 52 mins)

 

North-by-northwest-movie-posterTuesday, Oct. 24 @ 6:30 pm – “North by Northwest”
(1959, 2 hours 38 mins)

 

Vertigo-movie-posterFriday, Oct. 27 @ 10:30 am – “Vertigo”
(1958, 2 hours 8 mins, Rated PG)

 

Hitchcock-movie-posterThursday, Nov. 2 @ 6:30 pm – “Hitchcock”
(2012, 1 hour 38 mins, Rated PG-13)

 

To sign up, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, fill out the form below, or stop by either the library Reference or Information Desk.

 

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King’s Cage

Kings-cage-book-cover“King’s Cage” by Victoria Aveyard
Fantasy/Sci Fi – 3 stars

Ugh, another formerly exciting YA series down the tubes. Almost nothing happened the first three quarters of the book, yet somehow there was an exhausting amount of angst and faux drama. Furthermore, there were several totally unnecessary characters with their own storylines competing for the readers attention. Basically, this book could have been cut by about 75% and been pretty entertaining, but it seems like the editor gave up trying to rein in the author.

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Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Library-of-lost-souls-book-cover“Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
Young Adult/Fantasy – 3 stars

This was the final novel in the trilogy. I will admit that quite some time elapsed between my reading of the second book and the final book; however, it didn’t take me very long to jump back into the world of peculiardom. As always, I enjoyed the assortment of odd vintage photographs to go along with the story.

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Blue Jeans And Coffee Beans

Blue-jeans-and-coffee-beans-book-cover“Blue Jeans And Coffee Beans” by Joanne DeMaio
Contemporary fiction – 4 stars

Quick fun read.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin

Court-of-wings-and-ruin-book-cover“A Court of Wings and Ruin” by Sara Maas
YA Fantasy – 4 stars

OK, so I gave this a 4 more because of my love for the series, rather than this book. I didn’t write a review immediately after reading it because I would have given it a disappointing 2 stars, which may not have been fair. This book is in deep need of an editor, but the bones of the story are still solid. There were so many times where the characters casually flopped on pillows, or stuck out their tongues at each other, or had a flirty interchange, that the book started feeling like a late 90’s teen movie. This book could have been driven by political intrigue, epic battles, and deeper character development (and to some extent it was), but it fell into the trap of so many other YA fantasy series and started to dwell on the cheap thrill of exploring the sex lives of a bunch of good-looking immortal creatures. There is totally a time and a place for that, but it was disappointing that that element overshadowed more substantive plot lines. Oh and Lucien- what the hell happened to him for half of the book?

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