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Posted: 10/7/2013 11:52 AM in Stacked
Books with Buzz
Fiction Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: A first entry in a planned seven-part series is set in the mid-21st century where major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and where clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts...
Posted: 10/7/2013 8:57 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
“However, I would still write even if novels were useless.”
A new study suggests that “after reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or serious nonfiction, people performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.” Great news. Although if you change “write”...
Posted: 10/4/2013 10:18 AM in Stacked
What Are We Reading?
A few of the books that library staffers are currently reading: Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood. Fans of Gone Girl should check out this gritty, psychological thriller. How well can you know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old...
Posted: 10/3/2013 3:46 PM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Best William Butler Yeats Joke Ever
+ Fellow Stacked blogger Mel Nezzo rightly suggested we post a link to the following Niehoff Lecturer Bi-Fecta: Robert Pinsky (Niehoff Lecture XIII) on the humor of Seamus Heaney (Niehoff Lecture XXV). Great find, Mel. -Norm De Plume
Posted: 10/2/2013 11:11 AM in Stacked
Marcella Polini Hazan (1924 – 2013)
The other great lady of cooking died over the weekend at the age of 89. Between them, Marcella and Julia Child improved the daily lives of Americans in the latter half of the twentieth century as much as air conditioning. Or craft beer in the twenty-first....
Posted: 9/30/2013 2:13 PM in Stacked
Weekend Reading: Families with Demands
The Non-Blogger had read and approved of Lionel Shriver’s Big Brother and we had liked So Much For That enough to have blogged about it at some point, so we grabbed that but then we saw Dissident Gardens which we had read about and heard Jonathan Lethem...
Posted: 9/30/2013 12:04 PM in Stacked
Got Hops?
Homebrewing was federally legalized in 1978 for the first time since prohibition made it illegal in 1919. Homebrewing is legal in all 50 states. It is not legal to sell homebrew. People from many walks of life have found enjoyment in making beer at home....
Posted: 9/30/2013 11:49 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
W.H. Auden, 1904 – 1973
‘In the prison of his days Teach the free man how to praise’ It is a quaint and curious custom to visit the graves of the lofty dead. One did not know this musician or that poet, the honored guest did not choose the stone or the setting, and yet one is...
Posted: 9/29/2013 12:28 PM in Stacked
“It may be an elegant [word] in Virginia, and even perfectly intelligible; but for our part, all we can do is to guess at its meaning.”
As longtime Stacked readers know, on Fridays we can rarely be bothered to post anything more thoughtful than a link to something vaguely book-related. Today is no exception. So without any further ado, I hereby post the following vaguely book-related...
Posted: 9/27/2013 9:42 AM in Stacked
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