Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

Check out this review from one of our own O'Fallon librarian's blogs! This is the second book in the Seraphina series. Seraphina is a half dragon/half human musician who, in the last book, was trying to hide her identity from those around her because, in this world where dragons are real, her existence was considered … Continue reading Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

We've all heard the debate.  Movie or book?  Maybe it's the librarian in me (or maybe it's just the truth), but 99% of the time, I prefer the book.  I think it comes with the disappointment of knowing that what comes on the big screen won't match the details you've reconstructed in your head. However. … Continue reading

The Filter Bubble

Eli Pariser's book The Filter Bubble has a pretty dramatic tagline:  "What the Internet is Hiding from You."  What  do you mean, hiding?  Doesn't the internet offer more information than ever? Not exactly.  Pariser's thesis boils down to one idea--that personalization is bad for our society.  Most of us are pretty familiar with at least the gist of the … Continue reading The Filter Bubble