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Library Staff Delight in 'This or That' Fun - Part 1

Photo of Christin picking between Non-Fiction or Spice categories

Staff members enjoyed taking part in the "This or That" trend with a library theme! Explore the selections made by your beloved staff members to meet the requirements on their chosen card! Interested in getting the same item as your preferred staff member? Simply click on the links provided to reserve that item!


Photo of Mel picking between Animal or Action/Suspense categories
Action/Suspense... What will Mel pick?

Melissa - Youth Services Manager

Melissa got the Action/Suspense category! She immediately went to grab Riley Sager's The Only One Left! Here is a teaser for this action/suspense novel!

Photo of the book The Only One Left by Riley Sager

"-- -- -- -- I want to tell you everything 'It wasn’t me,' Lenora said. But she’s the only one not dead.   As Kit helps Lenora write about the events leading to the Hope family massacre, it becomes clear there’s more to the tale than people know. But when new details about her predecessor’s departure come to light, Kit starts to suspect Lenora might not be telling the complete truth—and that the seemingly harmless woman in her care could be far more dangerous than she first thought."

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Photo of Lucas picking between Fantasy or Actor/Actress categories
Actor/Actress... choices, choices

Lucas - Maintenance Supervisor

Jumping in on the action, Lucas ended up with the Actor/Actress category. Lucas is a huge Tom Hanks fan & grabbed the movie Big for his "This or That" pick. Check out this movie summery to see if you will add it to your summer watchlist!

Photo of Lucas holding the movie Big starring Tom Hanks

"A 12-year-old boy’s wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him ‘Big’.  He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult."

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Photo of snickers the gargoyle choosing between Historical and Sci-Fi categories
Aric (and Snickers) going for some Sci-Fi

Aric - Circulation Supervisor

Photo of the graphic novel Saga by Brian Vaughan

Aric somehow managed to choose one of his favorite genres - SCI-FI! Here is a brief overview of the graphic novel Saga by Brian Vaughan, the first installment in the series.

"When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe."

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Photo of Christin picking between Non-Fiction or Spice categories
How many hot peppers will Christin pick?

Christin - Circulation Clerk

  Christin was asked to bring the spice when she grabbed her "This or That" card. She went for a Christmas theme to make the summer even hotter! The summery for A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone follows!

Photo of Christin holding the book A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

"A steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.”

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Photo of Olivia picking between Romance or Horror categories
What a Nightmare!

Olivia - Youth Services Assistant

OH THE HORROR! I don't think Olivia could have had two more different categories for "This or That" if we tried! Olivia landed on Misery by Stephen King for her horror pick. Here is a brief summery of a book that revolves around an author and his "biggest fan".

Photo of Olivia holding the book Misery by Stephen King

"Paul Sheldon.  He’s a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan.  Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader – she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident.  But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work – just for her.  She has a lot of ways to spur him on.   One is a needle.  Another is an ax.  And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty."

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Photo of Bobbi picking between Spice or Villain  categories
*Evil Laugh*

Bobbi - Executive Director

Bobbi loves a great villain, but her favorite is Hans Gruber played by the amazing Alan Rickman. Bobbi's selection for her villain "This or That" category was a quick and simple one! Here is a summery for Die Hard where Hans Gruber plays out his sinister plot.

Bobbi holding the movie Die Hard

  "New York City detective John McClane is in Los Angeles to spend the holidays with his estranged wife Holly. While McClane waits for Holly's office party to end, terrorists take control of the building. As their sinister leader, Hans Gruber, and his savage henchman round up hostages, McClane gets ready to blast a few rounds of his own and launch a one-man war."

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Photo of Kelsey picking between Mystery or Spice categories
What is the secret?

Kelsey - Youth Services Assistant

Missing out on the spice category, Kelsey took some time to find her perfect mystery pick for "This or That". Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter will keep you on the edge of your seat. Quick summery loading...

Photo of the book Girl Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

"Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the prom. Emily has a secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced forever. Forty years later, Emily’s murder remains a mystery. Her tight-knit group of friends closed ranks; her respected, wealthy family retreated inwards; the small town moved on from her grisly attack. But all that’s about to change. US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there to find justice for Emily."

Who got the "Made You Cry" category?

Wait, what category did Kyle pick? And April?

Need answers? With many categories and staff members still in play, be sure to tune in next week for Round Two of the library's "This or That" game.

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