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.
Are you ready for the next season of WDYTYA? This popular series will be airing the first show of its second season on Friday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. (CST). Stars for this season are: Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, Lionel Richie, Kim Cattrall, Steve Buscemi, Vanessa Williams, and Ashley Judd.
I am so over vampires….or should I say the present day vampires. I have read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, and I will honestly admit that I was taken with the story. The writing is horrendous, but it’s the love story that captivated me; I am a girl after all. Once it ended though, I didn’t pick up the rest. I have seen the movie New Moon and received Eclipse
There is something about a snow day that makes me think of baking. I immediately start thinking of the pantry, and what’s inside that could be thrown together to create something mouthwateringly delicious. I become so desperate that I’ve been known to dash to the grocery store in weather no one else would brave for that crucial missing ingredient.
Every winter, several of the library systems (Johnson County, KCPL, and MCPL) have a friendly competition to see which system can read the highest average number of pages of juvenile and young adult books between January 1st and March 1st. The prize we play for is the coveted "Cat in the Hat" trophy. For the years I’ve worked at MCPL, we haven't won this challenge... in spite of the multitude of very active librarian-readers we employ.