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  • 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
  • Commencement

    It is sometimes hard to believe that I graduated from USI over five years ago. That may seem like no time at all for some people, but sometimes I still feel like I am 21 again. Sometimes I forget that I am a "grown-up" with a "grown-up" job and bills, house payments, etc. Many of...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-11-2009
  • "Dexter" season 3

    The lovable serial killer/blood spatter anaylyst with a Code of Ethics (he only kills killers) is back! This time Dexter makes a friend! It is, unfortunately, Miami Assistant D.A. Miguel Prado, played by Jimmy Smits. Can Dexter keep his secrets but continue his mission? Turns out that A.D.A. Prado has...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 09-08-2009
  • 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 Angel's Game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    If you read and enjoyed Ruiz's international bestseller " Shadow of the Wind ," you should probably read his newest (and related) novel " The Angel's Game ." This is the second in a series of novels that will all link back to the fictional Cemetery of Forgotten Books featured...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 09-03-2009
  • 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
  • Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story

    I can't remember a time when I wasn't fascinated with the story of America's Camelot. My bookshelves are lined with books about the Kennedys- biographies, essays, coffee table books, even old newspaper articles my grandma has given me. What is it about this family that intrigues so many people...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-24-2009
  • 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
  • Addition by Toni Jordan

    In Toni Jordan's Addition , we meet Grace Vandenburg, who likes to count. No, Grace loves to count. She's loved to count ever since she was a little girl. On her nightstand she keeps the Cuisenaire rods from her childhood and a framed picture of her hero, Nikola Tesla, for whom she has much affection...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 08-19-2009
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