Showing posts from May, 2017

Book Club--May Reads

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (2015).  Maya and I read this YA book, recently released as a movie, together.  We enjoyed the book well enough that I think we'll go to the movie.  Seventeen-year-old Maddy stays inside the house, seeing only her mom and her nurse, to avoid dying from her allergies.  Then Olly moves in next door.  How much would you risk if you fell in love for the first time, even knowing that leaving the house to be with Olly could kill you?

Dead Certain by Adam Mitzner (2017).  Attorney Ella's younger sister, Charlotte, goes missing right after giving Ella the start of a semi-autobiographical novel about a murdered woman seeing three men, leaving three suspects.  A little disappointing that the Big Reveal wasn't much of a big reveal.  Plus, I didn't particularly like either of the sisters, so I didn't feel very vested in the story.

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher:  A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summers…

Characters Lacking in Self-awareness

Reading and Mental Health

Sketchbook Library

Dig Through the World's Largest Sketchbook Library
Messy Nessy

(It's in Brooklyn.)

LCL Summer Reading Program

The Lincoln City Libraries Summer Reading Program runs May 25-July 31, 2017.  Click below to learn more about the three programs.

Kids' Summer Reading Program--Build a Better World

Teen Summer Reading Program--Build a Better World

Adult Summer Reading Program

Pakistan Novels

Writing Tips

Nominate a Book for One Book One Nebraska

Nominate a book for the 2018 One Book One Nebraska reading program.  Nominations can be submitted by e-mail, USPS, or online.  The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017.  Learn more here.

Female Crime Writers

Harry Potter

Novels by Female Mystery Authors

Chinese Factory Worker Poets

Jane Austen

Life Tips

10 Life Tips for Graduates

From Andy Boyle, author of Adulthood for Beginners:  All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You.

LSU Suit Against Publisher Elsevier

Louisiana State University Files Suit Against Elsevier; Elsevier has Not Accepted Service
ARL Policy Notes (blog)

Book Expo 2017

Book Expo
May 31-June 2, 2017
Javits Center
New York City

Attending this event is on my bucket list.  Maybe one day. . . .

Conference in Red Cloud

Picturing the American West:  The Railroad and Popular Imagination
62nd Annual Spring Conference

The Willa Cather Foundation
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, Nebraska

June 1-3, 2017

$100 registration fee  ($150 after May 20)