There was a time when calling a woman a witch was something of an insult. But now, there are scores of women who would happily accept that name, and would hope it were true. After all, there are MANY of us out there who are still hoping for that invitation to attend Hogwarts (not saying … Continue reading Ooooo-Ooooo, Witchy Women!
Our fantastic female characters for this Women's History Month installment are all smart, tough women caught up in horrific situations. They don't always make perfect choices--but let's face it, not many of us would when being stalked by a serial killer or a murderous necromancer! Jade Daniels of My Heart is a Chainsaw is an … Continue reading Fierce, Flawed and Fascinating–More Amazing (and Recent!) Female Characters
Is it possible to talk about strong female literary characters WITHOUT discussing characters from books written more than a hundred years ago? Sure, Jane Eyre/Jo March/Lizzie Bennett are all treasured characters, and they’re all certainly amazing, but can we please talk about some 20th and 21st century women? They’re pretty amazing too. To start this … Continue reading It’s Women’s History Month 2022 – Can We NOT Talk About Jane Eyre?
Who doesn’t want to read a good love story? Preferably one that ends well and gives us faith that love is real and true, such as The Princess Bride. There are many such stories which are very satisfying in their own way yet we are often drawn to other stories where love has gone awry … Continue reading Twisted Love Stories for Valentine’s Day
“Just to be clear, Adam. You do realize that it’s for me alone to decide what’s in your best interests. If I were to rule that the hospital may legally transfuse you against your wishes, what will you think?” He was sitting up, breathing hard, and seemed to sag a little at the question, but he … Continue reading A Program about The Children Act? Why?
"The great thing about revisionist history is you have the freedom to go back and correct these misconceptions about the past, as long as you're doing it in a scholarly and authentic and well-researched sort of way." - Candace Gibson Stuff You Missed in History Class - Did the Chinese Reach America Before Columbus? Happy … Continue reading Happy Columbus Day!
This week on We’ve Got That! I’m highlighting a few of the great books in our collection that have been adapted into films that will be released this year. There are just a few short weeks left of summer, so stop by today to pick up one of these great reads before the fall semester … Continue reading We’ve Got That! | Volume II
How many of you take class notes with a laptop? If you’re one of the many students who types your notes during a lecture, you may want to check out this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Benefits of No-Tech Note Taking After an instructor at the University of Kansas banned taking notes with … Continue reading Write it down!
Only two days are left to register to win a copy of The Yellow Birds. The deadline is October 3. Find the form at this link. The Yellow Birds is a war novel by Kevin Powers. Powers is a Richmond native who attended James River High School. Enlisting in the army at age seventeen, he … Continue reading Last two days to win a free book!
Books are almost always better than the movies they are made into. Why not judge for yourself? Want to read the book before the movie comes out? Maybe you already saw a movie this year and want to read the book to see how they compare? Check out a sampling of books in our collection … Continue reading From Books to Movies 2014