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  • Thinking About College - for students and parents

    I'm a college mom now - dropped our son off at campus and came home alone. The school feels like a good fit for him, and we're pleased with how the admissions and financial aid worked out, though he is a little farther away than we had first imagined. We got a tremendous amount of help from his...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 09-22-2010
  • Happy Belated Mother's Day: The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison

    I meant to write this several weeks ago, before Mother's Day, but I've had trouble sitting down to try and put into words what this book meant to me. I picked it up last fall when it was new. The flyleaf calls it "a memoir of a family in transition" and mentioned children becoming teenagers...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 06-01-2010
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

    Sarah Addison Allen has charmed me with every one of her novels and her most recent, The Girl Who Chased the Moon , is no exception. I loved every minute with Emily, Julia, Vance, Stella, Sawyer and Win. I want to eat cake made by Julia, see the wallpaper change in Emily's bedroom and just experience...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 04-23-2010
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    When I went home a little while back, I saw a copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in my little sister's room. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I went home and started reading the battered copy on my bookshelf. I don't know how many times I have read this book (almost as many as Harper Lee's To Kill...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-30-2009
  • Lost Boy by Brent W. Jeffs

    Anyone familiar with John Krakauer's book Under the Banner of Heaven will be familiar with the polygamous, Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS). In that book Krakauer recounts how religious polygamy was often used as a cover for pedophilia, and how anyone who questioned the motives...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-28-2009
  • Love As Always, Kurt: Vonnegut As I Knew Him, by Loree Rackstraw

    In September of 1965 Lorree Rackstraw was a graduate student in her second year at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, apprehensive about her new teacher, a relatively unknown writer named Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut had published just three books: The Sirens of Titan , Mother Night , and Cat's Cradle ....
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-07-2009
  • The Wedding Girl

    Are you a fan of the Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella? If so, let me introduce you to Kinsella's alter ego, Madeleine Wickham. Both personas write about English women who have found themselves in a predicament. Whether it be money (Shopaholic series), quitting a job and winding up in the country...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-28-2009
  • The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

    It's every parent's worst nightmare.... you wake up early one morning to find that the child that you tucked into bed the night before is gone -- not playing in another room or downstairs watching TV, but truly, hopelessly, nowhere to be found. Missing! The terror, the panic, the overwhelming...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Guatemama@evpl on 08-18-2009
  • The Night of the Roundtable

    I looked at my daughter's soccer schedule, and said, "Oh, great! You don't have practice on Aug 25 th . That's the night of the Roundtable." My son looked at me quizzically, and said, "the Knight of the Round Table?" It took me a minute, but then I realized what was going...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 08-14-2009
  • The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

    Okay, all you fans of The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood listen up. Whether you read the book or just watched the movie , you won't want to miss out on this one... the latest foray into good ol' Louisiana family drama by author Rebecca Wells. Calla Lily Ponder is the youngest child and...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Guatemama@evpl on 07-29-2009
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