The Case of the Tweedledee Insult

Just when you may have thought that J.K. Rowling couldn't get any more epic in her literary insults, she channels Lewis Carroll (pseudonym for...

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Ulysses

Ulysses, by James Joyce, is one of the greatest novels of the 20th century; but it's also one of the most complicated books in...

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5 Reasons I Love Ebooks (Digital Reading) #Books

I've watched the evolution of ebooks over the years--through advancements in devices. I've also watched long-time book geeks become ever-more enamored with digital books. Don't...

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‘Is a Worry Worrying You?’ Review

My son selected Is a Worry Worrying You?--to read. After the many readings of this little book, it really is the perfect book for him,...
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Pros and Cons of Volunteer Libraries

Budget cuts brought on by ongoing fiscal woes are just one of the many factors that have caused more libraries to be forced to...

Beginnings: ‘A Glimmer of Hope’

Steve McHugh's A Glimmer of Hope centers around the life and times of a young college student, Layla Cassidy. She's smart and beautiful, as...

Something About Sam – ‘The Wolf and the Rain’

Dystopian, apocalyptic novel... that alone is enough for at least a cursory read of The Wolf and the Rain. There were moments of brief...

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Libraries Lure Pokemon Go Fans

Pokemon Go is such a monumental craze that you must have noticed, even if you've yet to succumb. The fans are everywhere. They've descended...
Books

Hillary Clinton and Her Books

Whatever your thoughts on Hillary Clinton and the volatility in the political realms, there's one figure who continues to fascinate me, not only because...
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5 Reasons I Love Ebooks (Digital Reading) #Books

I've watched the evolution of ebooks over the years--through advancements in devices. I've also watched long-time book geeks become ever-more enamored with digital books. Don't...
Japan

Founding Japan

Feb 11, 660 BC, is the date traditionally associated with the founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇 Jimmu-Tenno, meaning "Divine Might"). According to...

Divergent Paths: ‘Of Mice or Men’

Of Mice and Men is a novel, first published in 1937, by John Steinbeck. Told in the third-person omniscient point-of-view, this classic work follows...

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The Passing of Elie Wiesel

The passing of Elie Wiesel struck me cold. Yes, we've read his works. Yes, w've written about him. Then, too, like me, you've probably pondered...
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