Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    Kaiser uncovers plaigarism, sexism

    On a cold and stormy afternoon in November 2003, archeology assistant professor Alan Kaiser worked at his desk at the University of Evansville, Indiana, grading papers. When he could not stand it anymore, he went into an adjacent storage room, nosed around and discovered a box

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    New poems by James Tate explore everyday absurdities

    I have often questioned why it is that some individuals take delight in poking fun at someone else’s misfortune or bad luck. Do we ever stop to think that maybe at a certain stage in our lives we’ll be the ones who suffer

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    ‘Armada’ blurs line between video games and reality

    Ernest Cline, the author of “Ready Player One,” has written a second clever novel that will appeal to teenagers, computer geeks and gamers everywhere. Zack Lightman, an only child, is a senior in high school who lives with his mother. He lost his father in

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    Summer blockbusters available at the public library


    Movie buffs always look forward to summer, anticipating the release of major motion pictures. Summer blockbusters have often been record breakers in terms of revenue generated for movie studios, but that’s not why the movie-going public loves them. For the chronic movie fanatic, the

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    Hillerman adds female lead to fiction series

    Native American fiction fans in general, and those of Tony Hillerman in particular, will be happy to know his daughter is carrying on in his tradition. Tony Hillerman wrote 20 mysteries featuring Officer Jim Chee and Lt. Leaphorn of the Navajo Nation police force. Anne Hillerman

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    Harper Lee’s ‘new’ novel to change the way students study her work

    The release of “Go Set a Watchman,” a “new” novel by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper lee, has inspired discussions about changes to Lee’s iconic characters and a the effect on her legacy. As a high school English teacher who uses “To Kill

  • Books | August 02, 2015

    Barnett examines common weather event in new light

    This interesting book covers rain from both a scientific and a cultural standpoint, touching on many topics I had never thought about before. Author Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist who has reported extensively on water issues worldwide. She is also the author of the

  • Books | August 02, 2015

    Daniel Silva’s newest novel furthers spy saga

    Daniel Silva has done it again. He’s written another superbly plotted novel around a truly memorable protagonist. Gabriel Allon is a 60-something Mossad agent whose wiles make up for whatever he’s lost in physical abilities. He has learned a lot since the aftermath

  • Books | August 02, 2015

    The library recommends new films based on books

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    The question most often asked about books made into movies is: which was better…book or film? And which should come first — read the book, then watch the film, or watch the film then delve into the written word? Personally, I enjoy reading a book

  • Books | August 02, 2015

    Harper Lee’s new book raises legal questions

    So Atticus Finch was really a segregationist after all. That is the startling revelation in Harper Lee’s “new” novel. It was supposedly written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” but only published this year, 55 years later. We all remember Gregory Peck as Atticus, the courageous

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