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War is. . . by Rebecca Howard

Kevin Powers said that he wrote his novel The Yellow Birds in response to the question he so often receives from others about his time in Iraq—“what was it like over there?”  This question and the impossibility of its answer reveal the vast chasm between the experiences of American soldiers and civilians in the last decade.  How would a soldier even begin to describe the experience to someone so very far removed from the extremes of war?

Read the Film! by Laura Raphael

Read the Film logoRecently, the Tulsa City-County Library has been purchasing extra copies of books that have been, or soon will be, in the Cineplex near you. The program is called “Read the Film!”, and as a devoted reader AND moviegoer, I appreciate this book-to-film support.

You may want to sit and put your glass of milk down before you read this, but there are even times when I think the movie is far superior to the book.

Downton Abbey Blues by Rebecca Howard

Feeling down about the season finale of Downton Abbey?  Has the lack of Maggie Smith’s witty one-liners left you feeling despondent come 8 p.m.

I Can Read 8 Books Overnight. . . How about a Real Challenge? by Laura Raphael

When I was working at the Memphis Public Library a decade ago, I envied the Tulsa City-County Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program. Why didn’t we have something similar, to support adults in their reading goals?

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