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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Edward is a china rabbit with fine clothing and an attitude that he is better than any other toy. He is the favorite and loved by Abilene. Yet his heart matches that of his china body. When he is lost at sea and partakes on a journey of discovering what it feels like to feel with your heart. Along the way he falls into various owners and each time becomes a different toy(person).  Check our catalog

Friday, August 4, 2017

Agatha Christie never disapoints!  Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, former "Bright Young Things" in the roaring 20's" offer their services to His Majesty's Government at the beginning of the war, but are turned down because they are middle-aged, and "past it."

Then, almost incidentally, they are asked to find a...

The Women In The Castle

by Jessica Shattuck
Friday, July 28, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

“This beautiful fantastic” is a heartwarming movie. It is about a woman that has OCD, does not like dealing with nature, let alone speaking with anyone. She works in a library shelving books and has a “Shhush” type boss. Bella is challenged with taming the jungle of a backyard into a garden or she will be evicted. She learns that the codger of a man next door is actually her landlord. He eventually helps her transform the space into something comparable to his fantastic garden by giving her plants. They also share the same cook. A blooming romance is also part of the story.

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jaqueline Woodson
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

 I chose to listen to this book instead of reading it because I wanted to hear it in the authors’ voice. I am so glad I did! The story would not have had the same impact if I had read it in my voice in my head. The story is about an African American girl growing up in the 60's and 70’s.
I usually stick to the Fairy Tale Retelling or Fantasy genres so I was a bit worried that I would not "get into it." Happily, I was wrong! Jaqueline and I had some similar experiences growing up in the south although we had very different childhoods. The way she wrote the story and her voice was very soothing, almost lyrical. Every...


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