Book Reviews

"Shuk: From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking" (Einat Admony and Janna Gur) by Lisa E. Brown

Do you know what a shuk is? I must admit that the term was…

Counting your read books — how many will you read in 2020? by Jeana Gockley

The end of the year and the start of a new one is typically…

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helen Tursten Review by Patty Crane

Helen Tursten is a Swedish mystery writer with two very successful…

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

Librarians love books. We love the smell and the feel of books.…

Why? by Adam Rex and Claire Keane & Saturday by Oge Mora

The end of the year is always a scramble to chip away at my TBR…

"The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating" (Ree Drummond), by Lisa E. Brown

Do you have any authors that seem like old friends? You read…

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

Rhett and Link met in the first grade at Buies Creek Elementary…

Semiosis by Sue Burke

Part Planet of the Apes, part 2001: A Space Odyssey; “Semiosis”,…

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Librarian Seeks Book - Needed quick! Great book to read.  Looking…

Mildly Spooky Missouri

Haunted Graveyards of the Ozarks by David E. Harkins Missouri’s…

THEY CALL ME GUERO by David Bowles/DANCING HANDS by Margarita Engle

Twelve-year-old Guero (a lifelong nickname referring to his pale…

Short Attention Span? Try These Short Stories, Films

I’m sure most people have been in a situation where someone…

The Consultant by Tj O'Connor

Tj O’Connor is a former government anti-terrorism agent. He…