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Snippets from the Stacks
Cooking is one of my favorite ways to relax after a long day. However, I hate doing dishes and am prone to bouts of hangriness, so winning recipes must be delicious, fast, and with minimal cleanup. Enter my new favorite cookbook: Carla Snyder’s One Pan, Two Plates: Vegetarian Suppers. From the book’s dedication — “to all the time-starved souls who like to cook, love to eat, but hate to wash dishes” — I knew I was in for a treat!
Posted: Jul 13, 2018
Jakub is haunted by his father’s sins as a communist party member in what was Czechoslovakia. He eagerly accepts the chance to embark on a mission to the mysterious purple cloud of space dust named Chopra in an effort to atone for his father. On earth, he’s a national hero—his persona becomes a character for the national media. In space, Jakub uses his solitude to wrestle over thoughts about his marriage, his sanity, a nasty toothache, and the giant alien spider with human lips and a taste for Nutella that has made its way into the spacecraft.
Posted: Jul 10, 2018
White Houses is a fiction book based on the love life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This book will make you question a few things we have all learned in history. Have you heard the rumor that Mrs. Roosevelt had another love in her life? This book explored that and her personal life beyond her relationship with President Roosevelt. Who was Lorena Hicks, and how influential was she during the Roosevelt Administration? A fascinating blend of fiction and history.
Posted: Jul 6, 2018
Have you downloaded the new MLN Mobile App yet? If not, rush over to your Android or Apple device immediately and search in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for “MLN Mobile”. There are several great features of the new application, but my favorite is the barcode scanner. If you’re like me, there have been moments in bookstores where I’m unsure of how much I’ll like a book, and I can’t quite commit to purchasing it.
Posted: Jul 2, 2018
If you have a child who enjoyed the Little House on the Prairie series and is ready for the next step up, I have two books to recommend to you. Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Posted: Jun 26, 2018
Have you downloaded the new MLN Mobile App yet? If not, rush over to your Android or Apple device immediately and search in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for “MLN Mobile.” There are several great features of the new app, but my favorite is the barcode scanner. If you’re like me, there have been moments in bookstores where I’m unsure how much I’ll like a book, and I can’t quite commit to purchasing it. With the MLN Mobile App, you can scan the barcode, immediately see if the library owns it, and place a hold.
Posted: Jun 18, 2018