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Welcome back to our blog! This week our staff has been working hard while at home to keep providing our patrons with as many services as possible during this time. On top of that, we've been reading, watching, and listening to a wealth of different things. Check out some of our most recent picks.


A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Available to Easton patrons as a downloadable ebook or e-audiobook, and in print

Intended Audience: Ages 14+

Reviewed By Kristine

Five years ago, in sleepy Fairview, CT, popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered. Everyone was convinced that Andie’s boyfriend, Sal Singh, was the killer. After all, he sent his father a confession text right before his suicide. But today, 17-year-old Pip doesn’t believe Sal was guilty and has set out to prove it. She decides to make the case her senior capstone project and gets more than she bargained for. This murder mystery is a fast-paced page turner that shows how families and an entire town can be affected by a traumatic event. The story is embellished with Pip’s project logs and interview transcripts which give a glimpse into her process. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is the story of an investigation turned obsession and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep readers glued to every page.


Togo

Available on Disney+ since December 2019

Intended Audience: Rated PG

Reviewed by: Kristine


Togo is a true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes viewers across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage, and determination on one man and his lead sled dog, Togo. A beautifully filmed story of an unlikely hero who saved lives and never got the credit. A great family movie!


Also, Easton Public Library owns the picture book of the same name.


Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit

Available to Easton patrons in print

Intended Audience: Adult

Reviewed by: Ryan

Take a journey back to the early days of New England with this tale focusing on the darker side of Plymouth Colony. Told from a female perspective, this book recounts the story of an actual event that occurred in the colony in 1630. It will definitely make you think twice about what you learned about the Pilgrims. Though the story was interesting and kept my interest, there were some pacing issues throughout. It was not until the halfway point that the true story started to unfold. Despite this, the novel proved to be a quick read and provided me with a chance to escape the world of today for a little while. Having visited Plymouth, Massachusetts a few years ago, it was nice to put their way of life into perspective of the novel. Having seen the setting first hand (or as first hand as can be almost 400 years later!), it provided yet another experience for me.


This book was recently published. In time, it may be available for digital download as well.


Beastie Boys Story

Available on Apple TV+

Intended Audience: Adult

Reviewed by: Kevin


You will want to watch this documentary over and over. Yes, I said a "documentary". Beastie Boys Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz discuss the personal story of their band.


So Ch-Check It Out.


After Life, Season 2

Available on Netflix

Intended Audience: Adult

Reviewed by: Kevin


Ricky Gervais is the mastermind behind this British black comedy. This show follows Tony Johnson, a local newspaper writer who is grieving over the death of his wife. Tony decides to make everyone around him miserable instead of committing suicide. He says whatever comes to mind and does whatever he wants to do, while everyone around him tries to lift his spirits. 



#BlackAF

Available on Netflix

Intended Audience: Adult

Reviewed by: Kevin


This mockumentary follows the Barris family. The Barris Family is a new money black family. Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones will have you laughing throughout the season. This show covers topics like relationships, race, and parenting in humorous ways.


Let me know what you think! Send me an email at kevink@eastonlibrary.org




Good Omens

Available on Amazon Prime Video since May 2019

Intended Audience: Rated TV Mature

Reviewed by: Kristine


Based on Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett's novel, this fantasy series sees a fussy angel and a loose-living demon team up to form an unlikely duo. The two have become overly fond of life on Earth, and they are forced into forming an alliance in an attempt to stop the approaching Armageddon. A fun buddy comedy that is like nothing you have ever seen. A Prime original series.


Want to read the book before watching the series? You're in luck! Easton Public Library owns the novel in both print and as a digital resource. Check our catalog for more information and availability.



Podcast Corner


Check out this podcast reviewed by Kevin!

Intended for: Mature Audiences

Let Kevin know what you think of these podcasts by sending him an email at kevink@eastonlibrary.org


Wild Ride! With Steve-O

Yeah dude! Steve-O, comedian and Jackass star, has a podcast. Steve-O converses with celebrities such as Tony Hawk, Dr. Drew, and Wee-Man. Steve-O and Tony Hawk talked about filming stunts for the television show Jackass. When Dr. Drew was on the podcast, Dr. Drew talked about helping Steve-O recover from his drug addiction. Wee-Man and Steve-O talked about living in an RV.


Let us know if you liked any of these shows, books, podcasts, or movies! Leave a comment below or on our social media pages. We'd love to hear from you!

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