Category: Reader’s Advisory


A Greeting from Best-Selling Author Alexander McCall Smith to Grapevine Public Library

We are very excited that the creator of the well-known No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and the Isabel Dalhousie series as well as numerous other books has sent a special message to our library from his home in Edinburgh, Scotland at this time when the entire world is sheltering in place. Alexander McCall Smith has fans all over the world and his books have been translated into 46 languages. He has also written stand-alone fiction, non-fiction and Children’s books. Here, Mr. McCall Smith talks about his new Swedish Detective series featuring the likable Ulf Varg and the detective’s lip-reading dog Marten. The author also provides us with a sneak peek into his latest book in the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, “How To Raise An Elephant” coming out this fall. Our Librarian Romany (Romy) Kadurugamuwa, a longtime fan, met the author a couple of years ago at a Literary Festival...


Readers’ Advisory Tips

Have you found a book that you really love? Maybe it is a stand-a-lone or maybe it is a part of a series. But when you are done you feel like a part of you has gone with it? Here are some tips and tricks for finding other similar books and series to ones that you love. We have compiled a few resources for different readers’ advisory options. Readers’ Advisory is the service normally provided to you by your friendly library staff where they suggest titles through indirect or direct means. Since we can’t be with you from the library we are hoping these help in finding more materials for you from the comfort of your home. The Kitchen Sink RA is a great resource for reading a book similar to a particular movie, singer, or different genres. NoveList is actually available on the catalog when you search for...