Monthly Archives: January 2015

Book Review: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? In Every Breath, Australian young adult writer Ellie Marney’s  first U.S. release, readers meet Rachel Watts. Rachel is an outback girl stuck in the big city of Melbourne whose best friend is … Continue reading

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When They Weren’t Shooting, They Were Reading…..

One of the best non-fiction titles I read in 2014 illuminated for me a 20th-century U.S. governmental activity about which I had been totally unaware. Knowing about it now makes me proud yet again to belong to the “book profession”. In … Continue reading

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Forgotten? Perhaps, But Hardly Rotten

Prospecting for gems among forgotten TV shows is like visiting random run-down restaurants in hopes of finding great barbecue: you can spend a lot of time and make yourself very sick before you get something worthwhile. After all, many forgotten … Continue reading

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Q: I have noticed many vinyl record stores opening in the Metroplex in the last few years  and have been reading in print media of its superior frequency range and warmth of sound  compared to compact discs. Does the Dallas Public Library have any vinyl albums? If so, what do you have?

A: The Fine Arts Division of the Central library has a vinyl collection of over 35,000 records, in a vast array of musical styles and genres. Here are a few examples: The collection of classical recordings is extensive, featuring such … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Double Bind by Christopher A. Bohjalian

“Double bind: A psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made.” — Merriam Webster online. “The Double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma, … Continue reading

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