Durham County Library will host the Third Annual Durham County Library Storytelling Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Rd.
Durham County Library will host Suzanne Adair at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
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 […]
Like this first in the series, this was a fun read. I’d give it a 3.5 if I had the option. The author is clearly having fun with it, even having the titular character disdain large fantasy novels – exactly what Mr. Sanderson usually writes. The clever plotting sometimes shades over into “Hey! Look how […]
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 […]
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 […]
A gentle story set in Kenya, East Africa. Mr. Malik and Harry Kahn, a nemesis from Mr. Malik’s school days, find themselves pitted in a birdwatching contest, the winner of which will have the chance to ask fellow birdwatcher Rose to the Nairobi Hunt Club Ball. This book has been at the bottom of my […]
A very engaging view of Islam, written in a youth-friendly format. While combining short quizzes and their answers, this book never slips into cuteness. It deals with the deep parts of this religion, explains its practices and key words, and comments on the value of getting to know friends of other faiths to build understanding […]
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 […]
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 […]