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Friday, October 8, 2010
and we may think of the odd, occult, enigmatic, or eerie.
What scares you? The supernatural or the natural? The known world or the unknown? Do you prefer to read for excitement or comfort? Do you like the occasional thrill, in your reading, of hearing something go bump in the night?
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Views on terrorism and September 11
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Mysteries featuring cats, dogs, and the occasional dinosaur:
“The cat who…” mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun, featuring Koko and Yum Yum
The Midnight Louie mysteries by Carol Nelson Douglas
The Sneaky Pie Brown mysteries by Rita Mae Brown
The Alice Nestleton mysteries by Lydia Adamson
Mysteries by Marian Babson
The Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Dog lover’s mysteries by Susan Conant
The bloodhound mysteries by Virginia Lanier
The Melanie Travis mysteries by Laurien Berenson
The Rex mysteries by Eric Garcia
Friday, April 30, 2010
What do you believe? Is your faith strong, or uncertain, or do you have none? Are you interested in learning more? Does reading about religion reinforce your views or widen your perspective?
From books of prayer to calls for atheism, from deep spirituality to quizzical skepticism, perspectives on faith are represented at the library. A few examples:
How to know God by Deepak Chopra
10 things your minister wants to tell you (but can't, because he needs the job) by Oliver Thomas
Our journey to the sky : a guide to the process of spiritual formation by Mary K. Delurgio
The faith club : a Muslim, Christian, Jew-- three women search for understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner
How to expand love by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The heart of the Buddha's teaching by Thich Nhat Hahn
Rise, let us be on our way by Pope John Paul II
Nothing : something to believe in by Nica Lalli
The Bible : a biography by Karen Armstrong
The end of faith by Sam Harris
The art of the inner meal : nourishing mind, body, and spirit by Donald Altman
Surprised by joy by C.S. Lewis