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Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 2/11 4:00A Mark Draz
There is a wealth of information and speculation on how technology affects us. Books like The Shallows: what the Internet is doing to our brains have crystallized concerns (which have been extensively debated) that technological advances can have...

Book review: Sting, by Sandra Brown

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 2/4 4:00A Humanities Specialist
Sting, the latest novel by Romance-Suspense master Sandra Brown, turns the typical romance novel formula upside down by showing just how deadly love can be. Sting begins with a woman walking into a bar. It may sound like a familiar Continue reading

Book Review: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 1/21 4:00A Brandon Murray
Have you ever wanted to write a book, but never seem to have the time? What if I told you that you might have already written it, just in an alternate universe…? That is the core concept behind Genevieve Cogman’s Continue reading

Have a Documentary — Hey, Have Four!

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 1/14 4:00A catherine.ritchie
Here s a snapshot of some new documentary DVDs, recently received at the Dallas Public Library. Tower, directed by Keith Maitland. On August 1, 1966, I was 12 and living in Brooklyn, NY. Charles Whitman s noon hour mass shooting that day Continue...

William Faulkner’s Favorite TV Show!

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 1/7 8:41A andrew.anderson
I’ve got a tough sell ahead of me. I’m going to recommend a TV series that lasted only two seasons and featured a homely cast, stagey acting, and choppy editing. The show is Car 54, Where Are You?, a half-hour Continue reading

Graphic Novels and Comics for Kids

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 12/24 4:00A Lauren Hough
Getting books in the hands of kids, especially reluctant readers, is something I am very passionate about. So I outwardly cringe when I hear an adult tell a child that a graphic novel or comic book is just a bunch of Continue reading
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