This book is often listed as one of the forerunners of the YA dystopian genre, and while I liked it, the story, characters, and world building didn’t blow me away. I’m not sure how enthusiastically I would even recommend it to my students. Catalog link
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This is the final book in the series that began with Wicked. Luckily for me there is a timeline at the beginning of this book to remind me of what happened in the previous volumes. I found myself referring back to it often as I was reading the book. It’s hard to write much about […]
Durham County Library presents In the Wings: Intimate Apparel, a discussion with members of the production, on Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This program is free and open to the public.
Durham County Library presents NAMI Durham Public Education Meeting: New and Breakthrough Treatments on Tuesday, January 3 at 7 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This event is free and open to the public.
I wonder if an uncle remus existed, and if any of his descendents got any royalties on the sale of these stories. Mostly, though, as I read I heard my father’s voice interpreting the writing in his deep Spartanburg, SC drawl. He died ten years ago, but read aloud Uncle Remus stories to me at […]
To prepare for the closing of Main Library, effective after closing on Wednesday, December 21, patrons will no longer be able to select Main Library as a hold pickup location. Once the change is made, patrons will need to select another DCL location at which to pick up their holds. On January 6, any outstanding Main […]
Horrifying premise–syphilis can be cured by sex with a virgin. Reality check — One way to escape poverty is to go to work. If uneducated and poor, then probably servitude. Another way to survive is to sell one’s valuables, a young woman’s virginity has value. Set in New York in the 1870’s McKay’s novel explores […]
After the first few chapters, this seemed to be a well-plotted thriller, but the numerous twists and the supernatural elements got a little too out of hand and flimsy for me. Catalog link
Thanks to the passing of a bond referendum on November 8, 2016, Durham County Library’s Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in downtown Durham, is poised to undergo a major expansion and renovation. This much-needed transformation will provide additional space, updated facilities and enhanced technology to Main Library in downtown Durham.
Eco isn’t easy to read, but his stories are mesmerizing. This is a mystery based in the world of ideas, religion, philosophy, and occultism, starting with a joke among friends, and turning serious. Well worth the effort and time it takes to read it. Catalog link