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The Pornographer’s Poem

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The Pornographer’s Poem was a best-seller in Canada, but has garnered very little acclaim in the U.S. It is the coming-of-age story set in the 1970s. This isn’t a book about drugs, gangsters and commercial porn for the easily offended, but it’s not pornography either (not a poem either).

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The Diviners by Libba Bray

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We’re getting in the spirit of the 1920’s at the library during February because of our Big Read Great Gatsby events. The Diviners is an excellent book to read this month, with plenty of suspense and 1920’s flavor!

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Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn

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Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn Nora and her friends are excited for school to be over and are ready to have a fun, carefree summer in June 1956. They love dancing to Elvis, watching James Dean movies, and dreaming of the cute boys at their high school. Everything seems safe and normal […]

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Graphic Novels for Both Genders

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In David J’s Place we have many non-superhero graphic novels for your enjoyment. I know you already know that, but it’s good to be reminded every now and then. For the most part, these graphic novels tell stories of love, loss and hope that are common to other media like movies and traditional novels. Yet […]

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Baking Challenges

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For a long time I have been wanting to try baking croissants at home. Every time I’ve watched a cooking show on food network or PBS that featured enriched breads, specifically croissants, I watch very carefully to see what exactly makes these dainty treats so difficult to make. Luckily, after reading many recipes and blogs, […]

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The Hobbit: A Party at Bag End

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J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit has finally been made into not just one but three live-action movies. Three movies? But it’s not a very long book! Oh well, we’ll trust Peter Jackson and his brilliant writing team to conjure up three excellent Hobbit films.  And you can celebrate this well loved novel and […]