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The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience, by Kent A. Kiehl

Yesterday’s book, What If?, claims in its subtitle that it will provide answers to “Absurd Hypothetical Questions.” Science is all about hypothetical questions because scientists are always asking “Why?” about all aspects of nature and life, and then asking “What would happen if I change something?” Sometimes a question may seem absurd on the surface but the answer may provide a an interesting, profound or counter-intuitive glimpse into the nature of reality. 432 more words

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The hundred thousand kingdoms (Inheritance trilogy)

The hundred thousand kingdoms / N.K. Jemisin

The hundred thousand kingdoms is the first book in the Inheritance trilogy. The books in the trilogy are fairly loosely connected though, and feature completely different POV characters, so I’m going to treat them separately here. 827 more words

Book Review

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, by Randall Munroe

In the introduction to his unexpected bestseller, author, scientist and web-comic guru Randall Munroe says “They say there are no stupid questions. That’s obviously wrong.” Working in a public library we don’t encounter… 565 more words

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The Pinhoe Egg, by Diana Wynne Jones

Jan shares this review:

I have decided to take a risk and recommend one of my favorite books ever. It has a satisfying story, strong characters who are learning about themselves, magic and magical creatures, a magnificent horse, evil elderly relatives, a castle, and children who are better people than the adults around them. 467 more words

Young Adult

Reader’s Advisory for Adult Popular Fiction: Summer 2007

Instructor:

Wayne A. Wiegand

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Summer 2007

Description:

An examination of the nature and societal functions of a variety of mass media-generated adult reading materials and their relationship to the contemporary field of library and information studies. 47 more words

University Of Hawaii

Reader’s Advisory: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Rebecca Knuth

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

A course on serving reading needs, especially those of adults, and on identifying the appeal of books and genres and helping readers to select books they will like. 92 more words

2012

Books Displays in Libraries

I have a love-hate relationship with book displays in libraries. 

On the one hand, I want do to everything possible to get my collection to check out as much as possible. 363 more words

YA Books