The unwritten rule is pretty strict: You don't like your best friend's boyfriend. But, what if you do? What if you can't stand being included in every date? What if you cringe every time they kiss? What if you start thinking he may actually like you back...?
Sometimes things happen. Sometimes a simple kiss can break the strictest unwritten rule, and your best friend ends up being your worst friend.
True Crime has never fascinated me, but I can’t put down Frank Hayde’s The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob. Normally, I’m a fiction reader. I love anything with a happy ending. But, I saw this book for sale at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art last week, and promptly put it on hold via blackberry. Having grown up in Kansas City, I usually take its history for granted.
While tucking my granddaughter into bed for the night, she asked me to tell her the story of The Three Little Pigs for the tenth time that day. The day before, the only story she wanted to hear was Rapunzel. My granddaughter, who loves to read, is even more transfixed when listening to a good story.
The day after Halloween, Christmas music begins to saturate the air waves. Some folks say, that’s too early to start playing Christmas music. Others think, there’s never a good time for Christmas music. In the spirit of Scrooge, I asked my coworkers to name their least favorite Christmas songs. Here are some of their responses:
Last month, North Platte's Jr. High Teen Book Club read Found, by Margaret Haddix. The general consensus was that this is a great book, and the group would highly recommend it. Most of the students have gone on to read the rest of the series as well.
Our Christmas Traditions...Where Did They Come From?
Last week, the Edgerton Discovery Club kids made a few Christmas ornaments, and then decorated our Christmas tree. As we worked, we discussed some of our Christmas traditions and where they came from. For example, why do we put up a Christmas tree? Why do we hang our stockings? Where did the tradition of sending Christmas cards come from?
I have often listened to my omnivore friends and co-workers lament about their belief that being vegetarian was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. I was thrilled to find several books in our library that presented another way of thinking.