Items tagged "Patty"

The Lessons of Westover.

At the end of last year Tara Westover’s memoir Educated (DB 90188) had popped up on my radar more than a few times. After half a dozen mentions I finally placed the book on hold even though I already had too many books checked out (#libraryworkerproblems). Up late babysitting, I burned through a large portion of the […]

The Beat of the Drums

The last weekend in October, my partner and I decided to visit Gettysburg and Centralia for a “Halloween” themed trip. We started in Johnstown to visit the incline and see some friends before heading to Gettysburg, the first stop on our tour of ghostly towns. After unpacking the car we drove around downtown marveling at […]

A Camel Lady’s Fate.

This past month, my co-worker Julia and I read a book titled Tracks by Robyn Davidson (DB 18639) for one of our Library’s book clubs.  Julia and I fell head over heels for the book: placing holds on all the companion books, hunting down the original article in National Geography, and 3D printing a caravan of […]

The Companions

A couple of years ago I read a book for the West End library’s Book club called The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. I was a part time clerk there and loved my monthly meetings with the Book Ends Book club. The month we read Harold Fry I was traveling so I checked out the […]

Wrinkle, Wind, Planet

When I saw the trailer for the Wrinkle in Time movie, I was immediately hooked to the story.  A Wrinkle in Time was my first taste of Madeleine L’Engle’s writing and it was magical to say the least. She has a way of portraying her characters and their situations in such creative ways that it reads […]