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  1. Lit up!!!!! (A book review in the course of which I confess that I’ve never liked Slaughterhouse-Five)


    March 21, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Film critic David Denby was curious about the books high school students are reading. He sat in on classes at three different schools–attended by students on different economic levels–during two…

  2. Read Around Central: John Milton


    February 18, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Librarian Sherry Utterback continues her journey around Central, trying to read works by all the authors whose names are engraved on the walls: The next author on our list was…

  3. An interview with Douglas Wissing, who uncovers an unexpected Hoosier State


    February 12, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Douglas Wissing is glad to tell us about a brewery in Hammond, and a goat-cheese-maker near Greenville, but he won’t tell us where he found turtle soup. The State Board…

  4. Happy Chinese New Year!


    February 8, 2016 by Reader's Connection

          We have entered the Year of the Monkey. For the fourth year running,¬†Xiaolin Lin of the Lawrence Library has written a review in Chinese, of a Chinese…

  5. How did your blogger know that Truman Capote would never finish Answered Prayers?


    January 28, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    I read George Eliot’s Middlemarch in 1972. In that wonderful novel, Dorothea Brooke marries The Reverend Edward Casaubon, in the hope of sharing his intellectual life, but (SPOILER ALERT) Casaubon…