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Guest Post: Epic by Conor Kostick — The Help Desk

Check out this review of Epic by Conor Kostick by one of O’Fallon’s own librarians on her book blog.  It is a young adult fantasy in the vein of Ready Player One. Perfect for fans of Ready Player One or anyone who has ever enjoyed playing an MMORPG. Erik, a young boy in a futuristic… Continue reading Guest Post: Epic by Conor Kostick — The Help Desk

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Guest Post: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar — A Bookish Type

Check out this great review of The Bookman from A Bookish Type Blog!   Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman introduces us to a bold alternate world flavored by Western literature. I lost count of all the literary references in this tale about an orphan (called Orphan, for clarity) who suddenly becomes very interesting to the government… Continue reading Guest Post: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar — A Bookish Type

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WIRED to CREATE, by Kaufman & Gregoire

Wired to Create – Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire I am so grateful to live in such a fertile era of scientific research and discovery especially as it pertains to the workings of the human brain.  It was just three decades ago I was taught in science class… Continue reading WIRED to CREATE, by Kaufman & Gregoire

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The Fire Next Time

I spent my childhood in Nashville, Tennessee at a time when protests for civil rights roiled not so far from my front door. This volatile era spurred nightly dinner-table arguments between my raging “teen-ager with a cause’ aunt and my rigidly racist grandfather.  It was my aunt who first told me about James Baldwin and… Continue reading The Fire Next Time