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Nancy's Notes - August 19, 2010

"Fired Up" by Jayne Ann Krentz, "Spoken From the Heart" by Laura Bush, re-barcoding entire collection.

Jayne Ann Krentz has recently finished, "Fired Up", the first novel in the Dreamlight Trilogy. It is the story of a curse that spans generations. More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters altered his genetic makeup in an obsessive competition with Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Both men are driven to control their psychic abilities. Their decisions have reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations. Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone, he needs the help of a woman with the talent to read the lamp's dreamlight. Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman.

Whether you are a George W. fan or not you might enjoy "Spoken From the Heart" by Laura Bush. Laura Welch grew up as an only child in a family that lost three babies to miscarriage or infant death. She writes about a devastating high school car accident that left her friend dead and of her unspoken grief. After graduating from college in 1968 she became an elementary school teacher, working in inner-city schools. Bush then trained to be a librarian. At age thirty she met George W. Bush and they were married three months later. She tells of her early married life as she was thrust into one of America's most prominent political families, her longing for children and her husband's decision to give up drinking. Laura Bush lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House, from presidential finances to the antics of some of the White House guests and even members of congress.

We are still busy re-barcoding our entire collection. If there are many piles setting around when you come in, that may be part of the problem. As we check in materials each day we make sure each item has the new barcode or it is set aside. We are slowly but surely making our way through the stacks, and we also have our everyday activities to complete. It may look like organized chaos, but hopefully we will be done in the next month or so.

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