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Little Women

I’m so glad I finally read this book that I received as a gift in 1987. It’s one of the real classics, written in the mid 1800’s with language of the period that sometimes was a little difficult to interpret. I can’t say this book was one of my favorites, but possibly if I had […]

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Pandora’s Lunchbox : How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

Warner writes an enjoyably readable account of what we eat when we eat processed foods — which accounts for 70% of the American diet. Her investigation took her to research labs, university food science departments, and factories around the country. In addition to demonstrating the nutritional inferiority of processed food, she reveals its profound health […]

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The Violets of March

This seemed to be an appropriate month to read Sarah Jio’s first novel. I’ve read her later books, and there is a danger sometimes in going back to read an author’s freshman effort. It’s a story that toggles between the present and 1943 and involves family secrets that cross several generations: all elements that usually […]

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The God Delusion

An interesting book, but I’m not sure who the author thinks his audience is. Atheists don’t need to be convinced that there is no god and believers won’t be swayed by logical arguments. I found his writing style to be a little off-putting, and there seemed to be a fair amount of repetition. Maybe he […]

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Bossypants

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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Big Library Read Features American Sniper

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, […]

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