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Important Messages
The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives an a ticket to the Books and Brew Happy Hour, you will receive an email invitation with sign up.

Each completed review will be placed in a drawing for prizes awarded at our End of Summer Party on July 31 at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Every three books you read, regardless of review, you get a Reading Incentive!

All reviews will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a new Kindle Fire Tablet! You are also entered in the opportunity drawing for the Kindle when you attend library events!


Reviews
Title
People of Paper
Author
Salvador Plascencia
Review
The entire book was one big experiment that I believed missed the mark in attempts to be overly different. I didn't think the substance of the book was enough to keep me entertained and I found myself re-reading multiple parts in order to understand what was actually going on. However, if you are looking for magical realism, this book is exactly that.
Title
Invisible Influence
Author
Jonah Berger
Review
We are constantly shaped by people around us. Where we live has a big impact on how our lives unfold. Sometimes social influence leads to imitation. Sometimes we want to be different than everyone else. Most people can see how others are influenced but don't realize they are as well. In the Silicon Valley BMW's are everywhere because when people are successful they want a car that says you have arrived. We meet our mates at school or work usually. When we see someone multiply times they can get more attractive to us. We are social animals so social influence is as silent as it is powerful. We do not see it but it is very real. We can start looking like our mates and friends. Influence is a tool and we can decide if it is beneficial or not.