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New Mysteries
Autumn is always a big publishing time with lots of books by bestselling authors due out before the holiday buying season begins. Which means this is an awesome time of year for readers. Some upcoming mysteries: Accused by Lisa Scottoline. New York Times...
Posted: 10/21/2013 11:02 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Blogging for Dummies
For the past twenty years, we have been surrounded by dummies. It started out as just one dummy and has now multiplied to over 1800, too numerous to count. They are overtaking our lives. Dummies are everywhere. They are in our homes, in our schools, in...
Posted: 10/14/2013 10:17 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. I have read other books from Ms. Chevalier and was impressed by her ability to build a sense of time and place and highlight the various struggles women have faced. I was intrigued when I saw that The Last Runaway...
Posted: 10/10/2013 10:26 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Stacked has moved
We’re over here now. -The Management
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
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