Shelf Life Anna Kendrick’s “Pitch” Perfect Reads! June 8, 2015
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Shelf Life Anna Kendrick’s “Pitch” Perfect Reads! June 8, 2015
Actress/singer Anna Kendrick played the role of Cinderella in the 2014 film “Into
the Woods” and currently stars in “Pitch Perfect 2.” She is an avid reader who
named the following titles as some of her favorite books!
“All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque; Slaughterhouse-Five,
by Kurt Vonnegut; and The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien. They’re
Things Anyone Who Grew Up With Nancy Drew Books Knows To Be True, Like How No
Outfit Was Too Fancy For A Mystery By Blogger Amy Sachs (
two were prime mystery-solving gear. You’d need them, of course, when you went out to
solve a mystery with Nancy Drew
. If you were anything like me, it was all you wanted to do.
Nancy was only 18, but when I was 10 years old, she seemed so much older to me. She was out
of school, had a car, and seemed to come and go as she pleased. Plus, she had Bess and George,
and not to mention Ned Nickerson by her side. To top it all off, she solved mysteries not even the
be mysteries around every corner waiting to be solved.
And let’s not forget her spin-offs. There were plenty to choose from: The Nancy Drew Files,
during which Nancy went to college, and Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery books.
There was enough Nancy Drew mysteries to keep me occupied through high school had I wanted
them to. Looking back, Nancy was a pretty good role model. But no matter how old I got, some
things always stuck in my mind. Like, for example, these:
Nancy was great on her own, but never as good as when she had Bess and George by her side.
There were some times when she just couldn’t go in alone, and her funny, sassy best friends
were always up for an adventure. These three set the tone for the future
sets of best friends
would come to love as we got older, from Sex and the City to Girls.
You Had to Have a Convertible
A blue one, please. Nancy was always jetting off in her bright blue car. So much so that people
knew when she was coming as they saw the car approaching. As we read the books, we grew up
wanting a signature car just like Nancy’s. And also, a license to go with it.
Hannah Gruen Was the Voice of Wisdom
When Nancy’s father was working, and Bess and George weren’t around, Nancy still had
someone to talk to: Hannah Gruen. Her housekeeper turned mother figure and confidante,
Hannah was there with words of wisdom and ways to make Nancy see her problems in new
ways. One thing was for sure, Nancy wasn’t lacking in amazing women to help her when she
No Outfit is Too Fancy for a Mystery
If the covers were any indication, there was no dress code when it came to sleuthing. Fancy
dress? No problem. The Nancy Drew books took the trench coat and magnifying glass theme and
threw it out the window. Sure, the outfits were a little crazy sometimes, but hey, she was only
18… and fashion was top of mind.
So the saying goes, and so Nancy Drew proved. The Hardy Boys were the obvious comparison
books at the time, but Nancy had no problems keeping up with the three male investigators. Sure,
Ned saved her sometimes, but she was no damsel in distress!
Nothing Compared to the Original Books
There were more spin off series than I can count, and some of them were good, but… nothing
compares with the originals. From The Secret of the Old Clock on, there is just something about
the old fashioned covers and themes that screams “childhood.
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The Blondes by Emily Schultz
Girl at War by Sara Novie
The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor
Piranha by Clive Cussler
Taken by Dee Henderson
Rumspringa’s Hope by Beth Shriver
Amish Promises by Leslie Gould
The Memory House by Linda Goodnight
Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh
A Simpler Prayer by Amy Clipston
To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander
Radiant Again by Nelson DeMille
Disclaimer by Rene Knight
Rock with Wings by Anne HIllerman
How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz
And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley
Camille by Pierre Lemaitre
The Ghost Network
The Proposal of Sister Key
Call Me Home by Megan Kruse
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
Bland Summer Reading Program: June 17-July 25!
Be sure to sign up for Storytime!
11:00: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Summer Reading Log
Pick up your Reading Log, Read or be read to and turn your log back in. The top readers in each
age group will win special prices and a t-shirt. Winners will be announced on Sat. July 25 at the
Super Hero Hoedown!
June 17: Ron Cromer’s Snakes Alive 10:30.
June 18: Heroes in Space: The N.A.S.A. Star Lab will be on display. It will be avialable to the publc
after 4:00 for free.
June 23: Teen Tuesday (ages 13-119) Video Game Challenge @ 6:00 p.m.!
June 24: Sam Bartlett’s Stuntology!
June 25: Hometown Heroes: We slaute police, firemen & community helpers!
June 30: Family Friendly Super Hero Movie Night with complimentary popcorn and frozen treats
from 5:30-7:30. Jion us for a “batty” good time!
July 2: Heroes That Serve Storytime salute to military heroes. Wear red, white, and blue to earn an
extra token and prepare to get wet with the game “Red, White, and Balloon!”
July 7: BINGO family fun night. Earn tokens to trade for prizes or save them for the Super Hero
July 9: Donna Pruett The Balloon Lady will entertain with her balloon creations @ 10:00!
Group Storytime for all @ 1:00 & will feature the story “Balloon Farm” and the making of our
own balloon animals.
July 14: Teen Tiesday- Team Photo Scavenger Hunt around town and the the best Super hero
comic book hero costume WINS!
July 15: Professor Whizzpop’s Zero to Hero Magic Show @ 10:30!
July 22: Toogy Tales- “Storyshower” Mackenzie Vanover will wow us all!
July 23: Super Hero Storytime: make Your own cape, hear a story, & complete Super Hero
July 25: Super Hero Hoedown from 11:00-2:00: Free for all the community, the S-H Hoedown will
feature a bounce house, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn, and a chance for readers to redeem their Super
Hero Tokens at the Prize Station Come in costume since best costume wins our final cotest of the
Chilhowie Summer Reading!
Every Hero Has a Story @ the Chilhowie Library!
Register @ the library between June 1-June 13, pick up a reading log, and
start reading or being read to for 10 hours! Keep track of your reading in the
log and turn it in by July 18
to win a free paperback book!
Weekly Programs for Kids!
Grades K-2 Mondays @ 11:00 a.m.!
Grades 3-6 Mondays @ 2:00 p.m.!
Pre-School ages 2-5 meet Tuesdays @ 11:00 a.m.!
June 15, 16: Heroes @ Home!
June 22, 23: Hometown Heroes!
June 29, 30: Heroes That Serve!
July 6, 7: Animal Heroes!
July 13, 14: Heroes From History
July 20 21: Superheroes!
Special Family Events- Each at 1:00 P.M.!
June 18: Snakes Alive!
June 25: Stuntology!
July 9: Balloon Artist!
July 16: Prof. Whizpop!
July 23: “Story Showing”
All programs are free and take place in the gym in fron of the library. Parents
must stay in building with their children.
Call 646-3404 with any questions
Marion Summer Reading Program!
Reading (or being read to!) for 10 hours in June and July can earn you a free
book! If you read more than 10 hours you can gain a personal mention in the
newspaper! We offer 6 weeks of stoyrtimes for kids below 6
grade and Teen
Tuesdays for those above 6
grade. We also have 7 Free Family Fun Nights.
Each one is on a Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Copenhaver Meeting
June 11: All Are God’s Creatures: Darin Handy will share his amazing
creatures with us!
June 18: Snakes Alive with Ron Cromer: Hands on time with lots and lots of
June 25: Stuntology: Master Trickster and author Sam Bartlett demonstrates
the art of Stuntology.
July 2: BINGO Night for the whole family!
July 9: Professor Whizpop: A funtastic medley of comic mayhem.
July 16: The Balloon Lady: Be amused by the talented stylings of the Balloon
July 23: Toogy Tales: Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with
Ask About Our Adult Summer Reading Program @ the
Marion Circulation Dept.
2015 Summer Reading
10:30 2 & 3 Year Olds
11:30 4 & 5 Year Olds
– Animal Heroes
– Community Heroes
– USA Heroes
– Heroes at Home
– Heroes from History
SUMMER READING 2015 REGISTRATION
Please register your child by June 11
in order to
One Click Digital News!
Attention Ebook and Eaudio users
If you currently use Overdrive to checkout Ebooks and Eaudio, take a look at One Click Digital
also. We have purchased more titles for this collection. Also, there is no need to place a hold.
Multiple users may checkout all titles. Don’t miss out on this great collection. If we see more
usage we will purchase more titles.
New and Improved Newsbank!
If you visit our website at
, and click on the Smyth County News link on the
left, you’ll enter our NewsBank Database. This newly improved and enhanced interface will
allow you to more easily access various past issues of the Smyth County News. If you have not
tried to search the available back issues lately, you may be pleasantly surprised by the new
format! Extra data filtering options and simplified search options will make your research easier
and that’s good news!
Book Page is a free periodical loaded with book reviews, author interviews, and top picks
for every genre a reader could possibly love! This handy little magazine is available for free
at the Circulation Department of your Marion Library!
during their June 23, 2015 meeting. Call 276-783-2323 EX 231 for more information.
We alsos have
276-475-5116, ext. 225
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