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The Pesthouse

I expected this book to be depressing, as it seemed to be a post apocalyptic world it was written about. However, the writing is so beautiful because it is about a journey in a different time, a journey to another physical place, but a journey also to a lifetime love. I especially loved that it […]

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The Red Pyramid

The perfect combination of funny and educational, just like Riordon’s previous series. Took a few chapters to get into it, but once I was into it, I just HAD to finish it, as soon as possible. I started the 2nd book in the series as soon as I was able. 🙂 Find in catalog

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Lean In

I’m a bit late in reading this modern classic for the working woman. I identified with many of the inequities Sandberg identified, e.g. certain traits such as decisiveness are admired in men but considered unattractive in women, and that lack of self-confidence holds many women back. Has the workplace improved — yes; but there is […]

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The Other Daughter

I generally enjoy Lisa Gardner’s books, and this is no exception. This book is the story of a young woman who was adopted after being abandoned at a hospital at 9 years old. The family who adopted her lost a daughter to a serial killer. 20 years later all of the family members start getting […]

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No Safe Place

I read a fair amount of romantic suspense, and while I can’t say for certain this is the worst one I’ve read, it certainly wasn’t good. In fact, if this wasn’t one of my TBR books, I probably wouldn’t have finished it. The story is about a Chicago police detective who teams up with an […]

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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

My favorite author recommended this book highly, but I couldn’t get into it. I prefer very traditional storytelling structure (especially something fairy-tale like, as in Neil Gaiman’s Stardust) but this was experimental–narrated out of sequence, with omissions and digressions and flashbacks. I could never get a good sense of what was going on, or who […]

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Blackout

This is a public service announcement! Please read this before starting [book:Blackout|6506307]. This book is not actually book one in a duology, it’s the first half of a single book that was published in two volumes. Have [book:All Clear|7519231] on hand before you start this. No, really, have both before you start. Blackout doesn’t wrap […]

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MakerLab @ Main Grand Opening

Join us at Main Library on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the Grand Opening of the MakerLab @ Main. Introductory comments and speakers will be at 10 a.m. followed by an Open House. Enjoy robotics, 3D printer demonstrations, a take-home craft — make a light-up card for Father’s Day or […]

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