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A Prayer for Owen Meany

I was intimidated by this book at first — the paperback version that I have is 617 pages long and the type is small. It didn’t take long for me to get hooked by the rich story line and detail that John Irving weaves together to culminate in a pretty satisfying ending to the mystery […]

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Catch Pokemon at Southwest Regional Library

Catch a “real life” Pokemon at Southwest Regional Library Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22! While “Pokemon Go” is all the rage (and, yes, the library is a great place to catch virtual Pokemon), why settle for the virtual when you can catch, and maybe get a hug from the Pokemon Jigglypuff? Jigglypuff will […]

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The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible’s Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love

Spong investigates and discusses Biblical texts that have been and are used by many Christians to discriminate, oppress and even murder, distorting the truth of Christianity and the love of God. Spong surveys great conflicts in Western history through the lens of Biblical texts and highlights the history of the construction of the Bible. A […]

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Sorcerer of the North

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!! I know this is one book in a series; I didn’t know this would end on a cliffhanger! *inarticulate shouts of frustration* Clearly, I will be listening to the next book just as soon as I can get my grubby little hands on it 🙂 This is an excellent middle-grade adventure series, with enough […]

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City of Bones

You know how it goes, a relative recommends a book or gives you a book that you aren’t all that interested in… and it sits. That’s what happened in this case. My sister instigated this. I was even more reluctant when I found out it was first in a series. But, thanks to this challenge, […]

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

A non-fiction tale of those who do not evacuate during occupation by the Taliban. The Taliban do not permit women to work, seek employment, or own a business. Of course, many fathers, husbands, brothers, and older sons have fled either for their lives or to seek employment out of the country. The women left behind […]

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