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“Stories are the wildest things of all, the monster rumbled. Stories chase and bite and hunt.”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls
A 13-year-old boy named Conor is awakened from a recurrent nightmare. As he pushes aside the feelings of dread that always accompany his dreams, he hears a voice calling out to him from the darkness. Calling him by name.
Books can be a great way of finding inspiration for your New Year’s resolution. Last year, my New Year’s resolution was to cook every recipe in the Food 52 cookbook. It was my attempt to push my culinary comfort zone in both improving my cooking techniques and expanding my palette.
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. Like, sometimes I eat Cheetos for breakfast and I’m honestly not trying to change that. I do like to reflect on the previous year, however, and what I accomplished (or didn’t). And in 2016, I read a lot of books.
Books on TV is here again! This post focuses on TV shows that are based off of nonfiction books. While the books are true stories with factual information, the shows do have some fictional elements. However, the shows still have truth and accuracy in the historical events depicted, the time periods represented, and the life stories of the characters. Take a look at the list below and check out the shows and/or books with your FRVPLD library card today!
“These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air: and, like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind.”
- William Shakespeare, The Tempest
2016 was a pretty impressive year in music, though it was also marked by the passing of several superlative performers including Merle Haggard, David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen and many more. However, we also saw some of the finest work by big name musicians, including the final albums of both Cohen and Bowie, as wel
The nominations have been revealed for the 2017 Grammy Awards. And in other news, I am the only person alive who thinks Sturgill Simpson deserves to beat out both Adele and Beyoncé for Album of the Year.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays around the corner, we’re all getting busy with shopping for gifts for our loved ones. Here at the Fox River Valley Public Libraries, we like to help our patrons in any way we can and we can help with holiday shopping. No, I’m not saying that we’ll buy your gifts, but we do have resources that can help make your holiday shopping easier.