Category Archives: Books-Reviews

Wade Davis’s, Into the Silence, evokes powerful metaphors…

Perhaps one of my fabourite books. As a teacher-librarian and avid reader I have read 30-60 books a year. This thoroughly researched historical narrative is in my top ten. As a hiker and mountaineer, it struck an emotional chord. As … Continue reading

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Turn blood into ink…

“The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.”– T.S.Eliot   

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it is what you read.. -O.Wilde

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” -Oscar Wilde    

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Capitalist fights Putin for justice

This Invester has a very convincing story about the evils inside Russia. A capitalist turned human rights fighter is a fascinating read.    (Reuters) The former banker claims Vladimir Putin runs Russia like a crime syndicate. He should know: corrupt officials … Continue reading

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Reading Transforms Us – NYTimes

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/opinion/sunday/how-writing-transforms-us.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0 ….MOST writing seeks to influence you to think or feel how the author wants you to think or feel. The article you are reading now is no exception. We want you to think about certain things in a certain … Continue reading

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IPhone scan app, Google Drive, EasyBib and Ross King

What I’m I rambling about now?! Goo-Apple revolution continues to shock me little innovation at a time. Now Google Drive has auto OCR! Librarians, You know where I am heading right? cRoss King deftly stitches modem Michelangelo scholarship into his … Continue reading

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Wife Saver recipe by Tina and Fiona a hit

My friends and colleagues stepped as usual the other day and volunteered to help me with my 11 annual Christmas Library luncheon.  This ‘literary mixer’ is hybrid book exchange meets social wine and cheese but since I host it in … Continue reading

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