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  • Elizabeth II, in Film and Fiction

    Britain’s Royal Family is always a source of curiosity, and their Monarch is no exception. Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, has been featured in a number of films, documentaries, and books over the past several years. Here are a few to enjoy. The Queen , a 2006 feature...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 01-14-2013
  • Great Scot! (aka, Grateful American)

    Many celebrity biographies possess certain similarities: ambition, failed relationships, struggle, and frequently, addictions and/or abuse. So much of the success of the book depends not only on how the author has dealt with these situations in real life, but also on how they are able to share the details...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 10-23-2009
  • Recent Chick Lit Reads

    In the past few weeks since my last blog post, I have been on a chick-lit rampage. I have been speed-reading through recent releases like I don't have a hundred other things to do. Laundry piled up, kitchen didn't get cleaned, and packing for my move didn't happen. These three books are part...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 10-14-2009
  • Who Is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain

    When he died in 1910, Samuel Langhorne Clemens - better known by the nom de plume Mark Twain - left behind the largest trove of literary papers of any nineteenth-century American author. Included were letters diaries, travelogues, a huge autobiography, notebooks, literary manuscripts, "easily half...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 08-24-2009
  • Remarkable Story of an Owl and His Girl

    Yes, that's the subtitle of the book I just finished. Wesley the Owl is a must for anyone who has ever been in love with an animal. The story is written by Stacey O'Brien, who was a lab assistant at Cal Tech when she adopted a 4-day-old barn owl after he suffered permanent nerve damage and could...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 08-07-2009
  • Elementary, my dear Peabody ...

    There are some books you read to stay current and informed, and some that you read because you "should" or you "have to". Then there are the books you read simply for the pure enjoyment of reading them. One of my favorite fun reads is the Amelia Peabody mystery series by Elizabeth...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 04-20-2009
  • Boys will be boys!

    Reading! There is something hilarious about “unmentionables!” Especially for those little boys! There have been some really creative books lately that will make you change your mind about talking in hushed tones. These books will teach you a bit about fashion, the important role of vocabulary...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 03-04-2009
  • The Longest Trip Home

    After reading several mixed reviews on John Grogan's newest book , I took the plunge and decided I'd see for myself. I really didn't think there was any way I could like the book as much as the bestselling " Marley and Me ", but I didn't think it would be as bad as some of the...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 02-04-2009
  • Outside my comfort zone - a fun place to be!

    I once saw the librarian Nancy Pearl speak at this library, and she advised 'reading outside of one's comfort zone'. I tried recently it with Beat the Reaper , a debut novel by Josh Bazell , and frankly, I liked it. Ok. To start with - I am not a fast reader. That'll come into play at...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by librarianinheels@evpl on 02-03-2009
  • Give It Up

    It is time for Janet Evanovich to stop writing Stephanie Plum novels. I mean it. I started reading the series seven years ago when Seven Up was the most recently released book in the series and it quickly became my favorite series. I still read the new ones as they come out; I can't stop. They really...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 01-15-2009
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