This is the 2nd book I’ve read by Pema Chodron, and this one is also written in her very clear, very honest style. She has the ability to make clear analogies between ancient Buddhist precepts and current lifestyles and problems encountered. This is such a helpful book, explaining why we should stay in our moments […]
What a sweet, lovely listen! Somehow I managed to totally miss this when I was a child. Even with my waning interest in kid lit, this darling tale captivated me. There’s adventure and silliness seasoned well with kind friendship. Find in catalog
If you have an interest in Victorian history, read this book. I mean it. Get it and read it. Matthew Sweet does a wonderful job of diving into the assumptions and mythology we have created around the Victorians. And tearing them apart. Since Mr. Sweet is a journalist by trade, he does a wonderful job […]
I received this book when it first came out in 2012 as a Christmas gift. It had been given to me since I was excited to see a book connected to “The Giver” which I had read in middle school. When I went to the library years later (2015) to check out the audio book […]
Durham County Library will host Jenny Wales, Education Manager, and members of PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their upcoming production of We Are Proud to Present at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 8, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
Durham County Library Presents Carolina In Color: The Untold History of the Indigenous Peoples of the Carolinas at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 at the Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.
Getting my head around a review for this book has been difficult. On the one hand there are several good things about this book: It is full of interesting tidbits about Boston in the Victorian Era, it is full of good, researched historical facts, it has tasty recipes included, and it stays fairly interesting despite […]
If you’re like me and you insist on reading every Fancy Nancy book ever written, you’ll be excited to hear that Jane O’Connor has just come out with her 6th chapter book of another adventure with Fancy Nancy. I’m not a big soccer fan so I’d been putting this book off for a while (hence […]
This is an interesting book that is not a really easy read, but is captivating in parts. Nuland, a surgeon, first extensively explores the aging experience physiologically. He then uses case studies and interviews of some famous and some not-so-famous people to illustrate essential aspects of aging well. Some of the keys to aging well […]
John Irving is known for his odd characters, and this is no exception. The main characters are writers of various types and levels of success. The book is in 3 parts that cover different periods of time and focus on different characters, If you liked his other books, you will probably like this one. I […]