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  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Burke’s latest novel moves back north

    There are many readers who regard James Lee Burke as the finest novelist of our time, and with two Edgars to his credit, he is certainly one of the giants in mystery fiction. Burke has definite ties to Kansas as he taught at Wichita State

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Picture books open children’s imaginations

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week is November 17-23, highlighting the importance of reading aloud to young children daily.  Our library was honored to be chosen as the site for the statewide kick-off with a special storytime on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. First Lady Mary

  • Books | October 28, 2013

    There’s plenty of spooky reading for Halloween

    Whether you’re looking for a spine-tingling classic or a lighter take on the holiday, great Halloween stories can be found across many different types of literature, according to faculty members in Kansas State University’s English department, who offer some suggestions for readers of

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    ‘Tales of the Weird’ book lives up to its name

    Normally, I don’t pay much attention to stories and photographs that seem to be staged, especially those found in magazines that do not really have a good reputation anyway. These stories are so fabricated and ridiculous that it is no wonder why people like

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Spy’s affair leads him to trap in Shanghai

    Unless you’re reading something in another dimension, perhaps the best clue that the protagonist survives is the protagonist tells the tale. That doesn’t mean the protagonist survives unscathed, however, just that he or she lives. The protagonist — he isn’t quite a hero —

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Horror genre offers lengthy history with many choices

    Pecoraro

    It’s nearly Halloween and time to snuggle up with a classic horror story that will scare you silly. According to H.P. Lovecraft, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the

  • Books | October 22, 2013

    Book explores what K-State brought to the national table

    Marshall.phatch

    A new book explores the university’s food heritage — and offers some previously secret recipes from local chefs. “Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table,” by Jane Marshall, is full of stories, photos and recipes from 1863 to the present. Marshall, a food journalist and

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    ‘Treecats’ and teens protect nature

    There are some really good science fiction novels that have kept me glued to each page until the very end. I especially think highly of certain science fiction and fantasy writers, such as Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Mercedes Lackey, Rachel Cohn,

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Landscape architect viewed gardening as an art form

    Which is it? Landscape gardening or landscape architecture? And, what is its nature? During the Gilded Age (1870-1898), critic Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851-1934) and others debated these and related questions. Judith K. Major’s biography of Van Rensselaer tells her life’s story, discusses

  • Books | October 20, 2013

    Publisher’s motives not ‘Truth’

    Keith Mabbut is a British writer and a nice guy in his mid-50s whose wife, Krystyna, wants a divorce because she has found a more satisfying relationship with another man. They have two adult children whose childhoods he missed out on and whom he


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