I really wanted to like this book, but reading it for more than 10 minutes at a time is like watching too many, say, Honest Trailer videos in a row on Youtube–what should be funny and engaging becomes just something to finish because you feel obligated to feel entertained. I really enjoyed certain parts of […]
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Durham County Library is excited to take part in the next Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global ebook reading club. DCL users will be able to borrow the ebook and e-audiobook, American Sniper, The New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, starting Thursday, March 17 and concluding on Thursday, […]
Durham County Library will host Art With the Experts: Reflections: The Nasher Museum’s Alzheimer’s Project on Monday, March 21, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host Lisa Carter at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Durham County Library will host Creek Week Program: The Water We Drink: Past, Present and Future on Thursday, March 17, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library is excited to announce the inaugural Teen Lit Fest on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Main library. You’ll have a chance to meet and learn from popular young adult authors and poets by attending author talks and workshops. There will be free food, swag and activities throughout […]
You know that moment when you are at a party and you see someone that you really dislike but due to the constraints of polite society you are forced to get along with them? That’s how I began to feel about finishing this book. I started to actively hate it. But, since it was on […]
Pollan tracks the origins of four meals ranging from fast food to a meal provided through foraging and hunting. His point is to inform the reader of how little we know about what we put in our bodies, and how unbalanced our diets are due to the predominance of corn and grains in our diets.He […]
Recovering alcoholic, Cody Hoyt lives up to his rogue cop reputation in this story that pits men and their children against villainous profit seekers and the untamed inhabitants of ttheunexplored portions of Yellowstone Park. Box tells his story by switching between two narrators. This technique slows the reader and helps create suspense. Chapters are between […]
My favorite type of mystery with one narrator telling chronological narrative. Other positives: Female detective, Lydia Chin with sidekick, Bill Smith. Interesting setting –New York, Chinatown. Personal, family or societal issues reviewed. Rosen’s first of eleven novels involving Chin and Smith establishes a cast of characters that the reader can empathize with and cheer their […]