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Setting the Table: The Tranforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

Last month the reference librarians at the Library were assigned to read Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer. Since I sit in on the meetings of this group, I also read it. 407 more words


Those Red Walls

At first, at the beginning of when she and I moved into the house, the walls weren’t an issue. They were just red. A dark red. 780 more words


Feeding Your Grief

In the photo, my family’s wearing black. Their heads are hunched, and they look miserable. But when I look at the picture, I can’t concentrate on them, on their faces, on their grief.

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Review: Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

Lately I’ve been very interested in books about North Korea. It’s a fascinating, secretive, and tragic country, and I’ve sought out books from a variety of perspectives: one by a defector, one by a Korean-American woman who taught high school English there, one by an American journalist. 287 more words



Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003 (Hardcover, 292 pages)


Memorable Quotes:

“The gains in the average person’s understanding of biology have, I imagine, worked to dissolve the romance of death and burial–the lingering notion of the cadaver as some beatific being in an otherworldly realm of satin and chorale music, the well-groomed almost-human who simply likes to sleep a lot, underground, in his clothing.” p. 266 more words

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Take it.

Please take it.

Take the $10 in my pocket that usually comes with the stress of wondering when it will run out, but now weighs heavy knowing it’s more than you’ve had in years. 120 more words


Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

Reviewed by Emi Weiss (Library Staff)

This true story of a Navy SEAL who survived an ambush in Afghanistan is truly riveting. If you enjoyed books like, … 43 more words