Gutsy nonfiction

What could be better than cozying up to a stack of grisly medical histories and wincing at the misdeeds of the dirty-fingered, germ-denying butchers that made life in the old days so dangerous?  Much to my delight, I found a new book to add to my beloved genre, “the frightful facts about medical history.”  In The […]

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Remembering Stephen Hawking: 1942-2018

Theoretical physicist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday morning in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. His groundbreaking work in the fields of gravity and black holes made him a leading scientist of his generation. He also had remarkable success as a writer. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time sold […]

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Active Seniors Day is Saturday, March 17

If you’re a senior — or know someone who is — you’ll want to stop by the Central Library this Saturday for Active Seniors Day! Active Seniors Day, which happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, gives seniors a chance to learn more about their community. It takes place at the Mesa […]

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Poetic Celebration of Women's History Month

Poetic Celebration of National Women’s History Month

  “Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver   March is National Women’s History Month.  To further celebrate the abundance of fantastic female masterminds who have roamed this earth, I’ve compiled a short list of American lady poets whose words have inspired throughout the years. The following authors […]

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The Weird Tales of Seabury Quinn

The cover of The Horror on the Links, by Seabury Quinn, is obviously what compelled me to check out this book. The howling man-beast (what kind of beast though?) carrying on in front a gloomy mansion is just the best thing I’ve seen in a while, and when I read the description inside, “Seabury Quinn’s  . […]

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