Items tagged "julia"

Likability of the Camel Lady

Does a likable character equate to a likable book? How does an unsavory character effect ones experience of a book? These questions come to me after reading—actually, devouring—the autobiographical saga Tracks DB 18639 by Robyn “The Camel Lady” Davidson and absolutely loving it, but finding that many other readers are critical of the book because of […]

Good Books Ruin Lives

Baskets of laundry lay wrinkling, longing to be folded or hung. Plants are thirsty. The carpet needs a thorough vacuuming. Family members shushed and neglected. I’m moving next week, and it would be a really great idea to start organizing and packing and planning. I’ve been shirking my responsibilities for the better part of a […]

Short and Sweet: Watch With Me and six other stories

Wendell Berry’s collection of thematic short stories, Watch With Me DB 41335 follows the delightful life of one family in the early 1900’s in Port William, Kentucky: the gregarious farmer ‘Tol Proudfood and his wife, the no-nonsense schoolteacher Miss Minnie. Their quirks and peculiarities endear you to their characters, and the stories in the collection span over […]

Ordering books online from LBPH

You may have heard we have a new computer system. If you’re one of our patrons who places orders online, checks the catalog online for comprehensive lists of books, or you’re curious about a more convenient way to order books, we have a new process for you! We’re going to need your participation on this […]

A Trip to the Amazon

Mystery, adventure, science, shady pharmaceutical dealings and an unassuming hero. What more could a traveler look for in a book? State of Wonder (DB73464) was an airport bookstore purchase for me years ago, and I recently pulled it back off my bookshelf to revisit the magical yet scientific and evenly paced tale of a journey to the […]

Reader, I Read Classics

The Talking Book Topics magazine is a great way to find up-to-date suggestions on the newest digital books in the LBPH collection, but you won’t find any of the Classics that I love in there. Outside of high school English classes, I’d never explored the oldies-but-goodies. I was more of a young-adult sci-fi fantasy romance […]

44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith has earned a following of readers for his many different series of novels. He began with the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series (DB55503), set in Botswana, which brought his books and his name to the US. His second series, 44 Scotland Street (DB64303) is the series that I am currently devouring, […]