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Is the Librarian the Borrower or the Borrowed?

October 19, 2020

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai Lucy Hull is a children’s librarian in a small town who finds herself in an impossible situation when one of her favourite patrons runs away from home. Ian Drake in only ten years old but he is wise beyond his [Keep Reading]

Getting to the Heart of it (The Poetry of Rap)

October 8, 2020

In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap by Alexs D. Pate I used to think that rap music was just poetry set to music. I’m not sure I feel that way anymore. Rap music can be more powerful than poetry. There is something created in the [Keep Reading]

Green Lantern Binge #2

September 23, 2020

Earlier this year, I dived into the fourth volume of Green Lantern comics and binge-read six years worth of books in just a few weeks. That series ended with a cliffhanger that made me want to jump right into the fifth volume, but I thought [Keep Reading]

Wait for . . . Another Book

September 17, 2020

Wait for Me by Samantha Chase I make sure to have a book nearby at all times. The public library makes that easy with their Libby app. I always have an ebook downloaded and available on my phone. This way, when I find myself with a few moments of [Keep Reading]

The Answer is . . . Alex Trebek

September 9, 2020

Who is one of the most beloved television hosts of all-time? The Answer Is . . . Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek Alex Trebek is the long-time host of one of the best television shows ever. Jeopardy has become a cultural phenomenon over the [Keep Reading]

Living Her Life Out of Order

September 3, 2020

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore Youth is wasted on the young, or so they say. For Oona, that is not the case. It all started on what should have been her nineteenth birthday. It was New Year’s Eve and she was ready to kick in the new [Keep Reading]

I Am Hip-Hop – Cool Conversations

August 12, 2020

I Am Hip-Hop: Conversations on the Music and Culture by Andrew J. Rausch This is what Dres of Black Sheep had to say when he was asked, “What does hip-hop mean to you?” “It’s kind of grown over the years. I’ve kind of come upon [Keep Reading]
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