What I thought was going to be a foray into the interesting and closely guarded world of avant-garde graffiti art turned into a strange story about a French emigrant with mental issues and a camera. At least I think that’s what it was about. Sound interesting? That’s because Exit Through the Gift Shop is one wild ride […]
Anne works in the adult services department and enjoys reading about new technology, playing with gadgets, Kansas road trip adventures, and photographing abandoned buildings. Ask her about poetry, she has a master's degree in it and in library science.
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Enjoying writing reviews as much as reading the books? Have a penchant for creative exposition? Come and join our reviewing team at the library! We provide the book, you read it, and then you write a review of that book that we then publish on our website. It’s that easy. Want a sample of some […]
More than 30 authors will participate in the Kansas Book Festival which will promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading for Kansans of all ages. It is free and open to the public from 9 am – 4 pm on September 24th.
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolf is not the typical book that I would pick up and read. It caught my eye because it was about vintage clothing. In fact, I didn’t pick it up and read it in paperback or hardback form; rather, I read it on my Nook. The title made it sound like […]
Via The New York Times: Tea Obreht won the Orange Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for her debut novel, “The Tiger’s Wife,” making herat 25 the youngest person to win the award. The winner, chosen by a panel of five judges, was announced in London. The award is given annually for the best novel written in English […]
Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. For our purposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that: contain no explicit sex contain no excessive gore or gratuitous violence Materials generally classified as “hard-boiled” are not appropriate. This year’s […]
Join the Academy of American Poets in their upcoming 4th national Poem in Your Pocket Day during National Poetry Month. It’s very simple: Select a poem, put it in your pocket, and share it with as many folks as you can. Here are some ideas for sharing: – Keep a favorite poem in your pocket […]
Library patron Jason Whisnant and I recently had an excellent music conversation over email. I asked him to suggest bands and songs for the rest of us to enjoy. Here are the selections that he shared with me: The Stone Roses: Very underappreciated band; the song “Love Spreads” is one of the rare songs where […]
Before alternative music, there was “college rock” – a term used in the 80s to describe anything that wasn’t Top 40 and found its genesis in the universities of the time. These bands capture the post-punk, new-Wave sound that epitomized this underground movement. Thank the 80s for MTV, the compact disc, and those wonderful parachute […]
It’s rare that I find a manual that’s been as helpful to me in learning about a new gadget that I’ve purchased. If you’re like many folks, you use an iPod or iPhone on a daily basis. These handy Missing Manuals provide some much-needed extra instructions that don’t come in the box. For example, did […]
Pick up Hannah Berry’s lushly illustrated graphic novel, Britten and Brulightly, and you’re in for a treat. From Indie Bound: “Private detective Fernández Britten is an old hand at confirming the dark suspicions of jealous lovers and exposing ugly truths of all varieties. Battered by years of bearing ill tidings, he clings to the […]