Monthly Archives: March 2012

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Jacob Portman’s grandfather, Abe, was sent to a children’s home during World War II to escape Nazi persecution in Poland. Jacob has grown up hearing stories about children with peculiar abilities who lived in this home.  Abe even has photos of … Continue reading

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Event: Get Caught Reading!

Strike a pose (with a favorite book) during the month of April in Downtown Dallas! To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, we will go out every day for 30 days with a camera and find someone … Continue reading

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I enjoy reading books before I see the movie adaptations. Are there any books that are upcoming movies this year?

That’s a great question!  Here are some books that are upcoming movies:   The Lorax – Dr. Seuss (In theaters March 2012) Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (In theaters March 2012) Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man – … Continue reading

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Spring is here – Gardening Anyone?

The warm weather inspires many to garden, but for those of us with a thumb that is anything but green, the gardening impulse is often squelched by thoughts of the needless deaths of innocent plants. But the book What’s Wrong With … Continue reading

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Review: “Beyond the Fringe” and The King of Deadpan Comedy

It’s Not Funny, It’s British! Back in the 1960’s and 70’s, Dallas radio station WRR-AM’s “Library of Laughs” aired at 10 minutes before every hour and featured recorded comedy. The DJ would play one track from a comedy album by … Continue reading

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