Midwesterners have always been talented at talking about the weather. Ever since I moved to Kansas City, I have noted the cultural tendency to mention the weather in every conversation, especially after a big meteorological event like last week's blizzard. But, this is nothing new.
Currently at the library, we are challenging ourselves to read more Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction so we can better recommend books to our younger customers. When I first learned of this challenge, I was skeptical. Young Adult and Juvenile books just didn’t appeal to me.
How many times have you sat there and tried to remember the author to the book you really enjoyed? Or maybe, you remember the author, but can't remember the title? Or, how about this one? You read a book and then discovered it is from a series. You want to read the series, but don't know the order of the books. Well, there is a one stop shop for you to answer all of these questions and more. The website Fantasticfiction is a site I have been using almost daily for many years now.
Jump on board! The RAFT is heading to the jungle! Don’t miss out on your chance to earn a free book, try to win a DVD, and go on a treasure hunt! You’ll get all this if your family participates in our RAFT program.
African-American literature has always been an integral part of American culture—even if it has not always been recognized as such. Here are five African-American writers to read for Black History Month, or any time at all.
Picking out an audiobook is not always an easy process. Enjoying an audiobook depends, at least for me, on two different things. First, there is the story. Second, there is the person reading the story. The second thing is actually more important to me than the first. You can have a mediocre story read by someone amazing, but if the reader’s voice gets on your nerve, it doesn’t matter what the story is about because you can’t force yourself to listen to a word of it.
It has been a hard winter, and we all are feeling the effects. The months will soon fly by, and spring will be upon us once again. We can look forward to warm, sunny skies, and flowers and trees blooming in all radiant colors. Just think of the sandals and shorts we will soon be able to wear.
There is always one drawback - grass mowing and weeding.
Let us all think on a positive note and think spring.