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What I Read - August 2014

School started this month, and as an English major and Creative Writing minor, I’ve been reading nonstop.  Of the five classes I’m taking, three of them (Creative Writing, British Literature, and Banned Books) are literature-based.   225 more words

The Best Days

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean


For the final book in my Vacation Readathon Extravaganza, I dug into Sam Kean’s latest popular science book, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: A History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery… 441 more words

Reading Upward--for Pleasure

Imagine this scenario: someone writes a book called Why Don’t People Read Anymore?

That was supposed to be a joke. 

Actually, NPR published an April Fools’ Day article called “Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore?” earlier this year. 441 more words

J.r.r. Tolkien

Brain on Fire

Wow. Horrifying and incredible. Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan is a stunning memoir of a young reporter who, suddenly and inexplicably, goes mad.

Cahalan writes her story about a month that she still can barely remember- the month when a recently discovered autoimmune diseased caused her body to attack her brain. 249 more words

Book Review

Look, I Am Alive

D used to study his hands. He stretched his fingers out wide, curled them into fists. He turned his palms over and back, tracing veins and creases. 505 more words


Plantiful by Kristin Green

This is an excellent well written garden guide which will be helpful to all levels of gardeners. It has many photos and thorough plant descriptions to assist in planning a garden.

5-Must Read!

Familyhood by Paul Reiser

Familyhood is filled with witty observations which those of us with children can relate to. If you loved Couplehood or Babyhood as I did, you should definitely read Paul Reiser’s newest release.Cherry Hill Library patron GG

5-Must Read!