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  • Finding a Good Book

    How do you hear about new books to read? Friends' suggestions? YouTube book trailers ? Recommendations from Amazon? Best seller lists? Just browsing at the bookstore? Authors' blogs? [Here's a link to one of my favorite author blogs.] Asking your librarian? NoveList Plus from the EVPL databases...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 03-11-2012
  • The Hunger Games Series!

    Last fall when I was preparing my presentations for Teen Read Week, I came across the book Catching Fire . I did not think much of it as I added it to the list of books to talk about in the schools I was visiting. Then Teen Read Week came and my visits started. In each classroom I showed the Catching...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-12-2011
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown

    Junior year is drawing to a close when Valerie's boyfriend, Nick, comes to school one morning and begins to shoot people in the Commons. At the end of the shooting spree, six people are dead and many are wounded, including Valerie. Within hours the police have searched Nick and Valerie's homes...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 01-10-2011
  • Ancient Gonzo Widsom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson

    I've been a Hunter S. Thompson fan since I read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas back in college in 1973. The completely drug-soaked, high speed narration of a trip to Las Vega in search of "the American Dream," was a breakthrough, a new style of writing that I found entertaining and entralling...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 11-20-2009
  • 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
  • The Library: An Illustrated History by Stuart A. P. Murray

    This very readable and lavishly illustrated book is a survey of libraries, from the earliest gatherings of clay tablets in the library at Nineveh to the present grandeur of the Library of Congress. It is full of the characters of library history as well: from King Assurbanipal in 700 BCE, Mansa Musa...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 10-05-2009
  • 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
  • The Ripest Moments by Norbert Krapf

    The Ripest Moments is a simple pleasure to read. While reading this memoir of growing up in the 40s and 50s in Jasper and rural Dubois County, Indiana, I found myself reminded over and over again of my own childhood in northern Indiana, and the cousins, aunts, and uncles we'd often visit in Ohio...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-15-2009
  • Torture: Does It Make Us Safer? Is It Ever OK?: A Human Rights Perspective

    While I find it appalling on so many levels that we even need a such a book as this in the 21st Century US, I'm glad that I had the chance to read this. Torture is divided into two sections, the first being about international torture - it's history, putative usefulness, the exporting of torture...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-11-2009
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