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Drama (Telgemeier)

The top 10 list of 2016’s most challenged books came out, and I immediately seized on it as a reading list. The first one I found at home was this graphic novel which I found delightful. 137 more words

Fiction

Cathy will be at the American Library Association Annual Conference from June 22nd to the 27th

Wish me luck travelling, I’ll need it.

Below is a program sampler.  Sometimes I end up attending whatever meeting is easiest to get to (some events are in the loop area of Chicago — others a couple miles away at the Convention Center…).   3,362 more words

Library News

Reading the Rainbow: My Year on ALA's Rainbow Book List Committee

I know I haven’t written in an exceptionally long time, but that’s partially because I’ve been really sick. We’re still not exactly sure what’s wrong with me, but the main symptoms are nowhere near as bad as they have been, so I’m back to being out of bed for the most part. 497 more words

The Generally Boring Life Of A Book Girl

Annotated Bibliography #2

Time for a new annotated bibliography and an example of what you discover when you throw something onto your reading log with the barest of glances. 350 more words

Annotated Bibliography

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (Book Review)

TITLE: The Best of Me

AUTHOR: Nicholas Sparks

GENRE: Romance

PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

PUBLICATION DATE: October 11, 2011

The Best of Me is a romance genre novel based upon heart breaking yet touching tale of two lovers, Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier who fall in love with each other during their school days and somehow gets apart due to the wide difference in their family backgrounds.  358 more words

Love

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The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (Book Review)

TITLE: The Best of Me AUTHOR: Nicholas Sparks GENRE: Romance PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing PUBLICATION DATE: October 11, 2011 The Best of Me is a romance genre novel based upon heart breaking yet touching tale of two lovers, Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier who fall in love with each other during their school days and somehow gets apart due to the wide difference in their family backgrounds.  Amanda Collier belongs to a high class rich family, having a respectable position in Oriental town while Dawson Cole rose in a family of Moonshiners and drug dealers and alcoholics. The story makes them meet once again after two decades in their common friend Tuck’s funeral. Nicholas sparks has portrayed the characters of Dawson and Amanda carrying their lives separately in present phase. Dawson who is a loner figure and Amanda leads her life with her husband, Frank whom she marries later and her three kids. Meanwhile, both are individually haunted by ghosts in their worlds, which are memories of their past when they were together wholly in love. They are asked by their minds constantly what it would have been if they were together. And now when finally fate makes them stand together again, they are flabbergasted and find themselves engrossed in each other’s love. The novel also compromises of two antagonists Abbe and Ted who are from Dawson’s family and want to kill him though they don’t count much to the story. Sparks has narrated the incidents in a very relatable manner as usually he always accomplishes in pulling our heartstrings. Most of the part of the book depicts their post separation time as compared to when they were young lovers. The story will surely take you to the dwindling moods between positive and negative ending, whether the lovers will spend their remaining life together or not. Dawson being the complex yet interesting character of the book may make you fall in love with him due to his love and genuineness towards everyone, and how he gives the best of him to Amanda despite the not so suitable circumstances. The Best of Me is an enthralling novel on love and heartbreak and one should really pick if one is a Romance lover, and might be ready to shed some tears at the end of the book. It’s an easy read and emphasizes more significance on unconditional love that two hearts share forever though they are never destined to meet.  Once you start reading this book, it’s surely unputdownable. My Ratings: 5/5

Lying about Islam: Daniel Tutt

Sometimes, on this site, one “useful stooge” leads to another. It’s not surprising. These stooges tend to move in packs. It’s that lockstep-ideology thing. Strength in numbers – or, actually, cowardice in numbers. 623 more words

Communism