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Slumdog Millionaire

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve never said this before about a book but I wish I had come up with the idea for it. So brilliant how everything tied together, and then 2 great plot twists at the end… Excellent! It was a little slow in a couple places but overall I really enjoyed […]

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The Moviegoer

Walker Percy has few rivals in his ability to capture the poignancy of those freeze frame moments in life that inspire the deepest of nostalgia. Percy’s backdrop is the beautiful American South, and his writing of it profoundly rattled my soul. The Moviegoer’s Binx Bolling seeks to create a reality comprising of these moments of […]

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Heaven Is For Real

I admit, I avoided reading this book when it came out because I didn’t really believe it. I thought it was probably someone trying to cash in on a cute kid. After seeing the movie I became curious and wanted to hear the non-Hollywood version. I was not disappointed. Miraculously I had an entire evening […]

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl reads like watching a thriller whodunnit movie, or a particularly messed up episode of 48 hours. The thing is, if I wanted to see a film or watch a true crime show, I would do that. The writing, while fine, was nothing that gave me pause. As a side note, I probably would […]

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Plantation

This was the perfect summer read. The story pulls you in and keeps you interested. It makes you laugh and cry, both in good measure. There is a sequel to this novel, Lowcountry Summer, which I have had as an audiobook for more than a year. I am now inspired to listen to the next […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Summer Learning Day Celebration at Northgate Mall

Program: Celebrate Summer Learning Day Date: Saturday, June 21 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Discovery Nook, Children’s Alleyway, Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public About: Durham County Library, in conjunction with Northgate Mall and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, will host a celebration in honor of […]

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