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The Great Cake Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith
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Alexander McCall Smith offers this slim chapter book for younger readers. Its voice is very true to the adult novels as it introduces us to the child Precious Ramotswe who would become the founder of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. It seems just a we...more
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I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan
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I found it a little bland except for the chapters on Carol the Cuckoo and the final chapter, which brought tears to my eyes in a good way. Otherwise, I felt like the anecdotes fell a bit flat.
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Author Talk by Leonard S. Marcus
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I was especially struck by the interview with Newbery Award winner, Gary Paulsen. Learning about what a painful childhood he had and how an encounter with a librarian changed the trajectory of his life was deeply moving.
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Winter Hours by Mary Oliver
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World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements by John Hunter
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Dream Work by Mary Oliver
Dream Work
by Mary Oliver
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Entries by Wendell Berry
Entries
by Wendell Berry
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Berry so wonderfully captures the beauty, the poignancy, and the meaning in the mundane activities of our daily life. The section of poems devoted to his father's final days is especially moving.
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The Leaf And The Cloud by Mary Oliver
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How Did I Get to Be 40 by Judith Viorst
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Meh. The references were dated. Maybe it was clever in the 70s.
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Looking for Calvin and Hobbes by Nevin Martell
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When your subject is the J. D. Salinger of comics it doesn't make writing such a book very easy. Avid fans who have read everything Watterson has published will not find very much new information here. The man is reclusive and revered. That's more or...more
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Kurt Vonnegut
“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Elie Wiesel
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

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