Largo Public Library Podcast #3

Abstract/Description: The following is a transcript of this podcast: Intro Music By Break the Bans Hello welcome to episode 3 of Page Turn the Largo Public Library Podcast! I am your host Hannah. Our monthly podcast is broken down into four segments, Reader’s Advisory, Library Tidbits, Viajero de libros, and upcoming library events. Hope you’re all ready because here’s Reader’s Advisory Page Turn Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire. Today’s Reader’s Advisory is His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. His Majesty's Dragon is set during a magical alternative reality Napoleonic war. This is a richly detailed military fantasy where dragons and men form their own corp. This well built world is both suspenseful and fast-paced. Reader's can look for witty, well-defined characters and military tactics involving dragons. Similar works to check out include The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part "Robin Hood", one part Ocean's Eleven, and entirely enthralling... Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers—one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain—ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large… A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day. Bonus segment my personal favorite Goodreads list His Majesty's Dragon is on "Book Recommendations for Daenerys Targaryen" Happy Reading Readers Page Turn Episode three’s Library Tidbit comes from Ben Wiley. Ben is a retired professor of film and literature at SPC and is a current volunteer at the Friends of the Library Bookstore. When not volunteering, Ben writes BookStories for Creative Loafing, You can find his work at Ben Wiley. This BookStory is Rabid for Reading. We really appreciate Ben coming on to the Pod and we hope you check out his work. The library staff makes sure to read them when they come out. And not it’s time for Book Traveler with Victor Page Turn Welcome to the second edition of "Traveler of Books". My name is Victor and I am the Outreach Librarian here at Largo Public Library. In this segment I am going to talk about a book that we have in the Spanish collection and I hope you are encouraged to read it This month's book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón First, a small synopsis of the book: Dawn in 1945, a boy is led by his father to a mysterious place hidden in the heart of the old city: the Cemetery of the Forgotten Books. There he finds The Shadow of the Wind, a cursed book that will change the course of his life and drag him into a labyrinth of intrigues and secrets buried in the dark soul of the city. Set in the enigmatic Barcelona of the early twentieth century, this literary mystery mixes techniques of storytelling intrigue, historical novel, and comedy of customs, but is, above all, a historical tragedy of love whose echo is projected through time. With great narrative force, the author intertwines plots and enigmas like Russian dolls in an unforgettable story about the secrets of the heart and the enchantment of books, keeping the intrigue to the last page. It is a spectacular book. A tribute to books and the passion for reading. I have to confess that the first time I tried to read it, it bored me; but I tried again a few months later and I could not let go. I guess I was not prepared for Zafón's kind of narrative: very poetic, simple but heavy, I would say. However, once I got used to it I found it completely addictive. I must say that it has a beautiful story full of magic and mystery around a special novel and a very particular author. Old Barcelona is a wonderful setting. Shadow of the Wind has a large, diverse list of characters, my favorite, Fermín Romero de Torres, is one of the best and wisest characters that I have had the opportunity to read. The plot of the book has everything, mysteries to solve, love, romance, passion, violence, injustice, deceit, danger and pain, I do not know what else you can ask for in a book. I enjoyed reading this a lot, I enriched my vocabulary and I felt that I lived inside the story while reading it. But despite all these wonders, I must also say that I do not recommend this book to a beginner Spanish reader, since both its language and its narrative is dense. I leave you with one of my favorite phrases from the book: "Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside." That is all for today. See you in the next edition of "Book Traveler". Bye. Page Turn Thanks everyone for listening some upcoming library events to keep track of: July 2 3 and 5: Summer Games and Crafts at 2:00pm in the Children’s Program Room July 9: Teen Scene: Let’s Get Creative at 5:00pm in the Teen Room July 9: Poets Live! At 6:30pm in the 1st Floor Quiet Reading Room July 10: Instagram and Your Brand at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A July 11: Children’s Summer Entertainment: Drumming with Giving Tree Music at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing July 16: 100 Years of Popular Songs at 6:30pm in the Gallery July 30: Issues that Matter: How to Be an Ally at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room C Have a great everyone we hope to talk to you again soon Outro music by Jahzzar
Subject(s): Podcasts
Spanish Language
Book talks
Largo, Pinellas, Florida