What we are reading

Here’s what the DPL staff has been reading lately:


The Mind Map Book:  How to use radiant thinking to maximize your brain’s potential by Tony Buzan.  I’ve really enjoyed learning this method for mapping out my thoughts.  You start out with a central image, and with a method similar to brainstorming, put down words you associate with the central image.  You can use it to take notes, make decisions, write stories, and many other things.  I highly recommend this book, and has helped me organize my thoughts in a fun way.      Kayci

Made in the USA by Billie Letts – Her first book “Where the Heart Is”, was made into a move with Natalie Portman. Her next book Honk and Holler Opening Soon followed by Shoot the Moon were great. This book is her latest and is so fun to read. It’s believable light humor and refreshing.   Jill 


The Simple Truth by David Baldacci – fast paced thriller, keeps you turning the pages!  Jill

Airhead  by Meg Cabot.  Cabot does it again, teens and celebrity gossip loving adults will get great laughs from this chick lit novel incorporating an ordinary teen age girl, a super model’s body and the high price of fame.  –Juli

Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas.  While not all library experiences match Douglas’s, he makes it easy for a library insider to relate to his daily work life and gives outsiders some insight into our often overlooked profession.    –Dana





Careless in Red by Elizabeth George. This is a continuation of Thomas Lynley’s story – his wife has been murdered and he works through his grief by walking around the English coastline, where (of course) he gets involved in another murder. American writer George eerily captures the English culture.    -Terri

Robert Frost: A Life by Jay Parini. Parini’s well-researched and insightful biography of Frost (Parini also wrote biographies of William Faulkner and John Steinbeck) has enriched my reading experience with Frost’s collection of poems, some familiar and some new to me. This is a nice introduction to perhaps America’s best-known poet and his poetry.    –Doug

Renegade’s Magic  by Robin Hobb.  Brooding, charismatic characters and complex unique plots are the signature of Hobb’s dark fantasy series, the final book in the Soldier Son trilogy does not disappoint.        –Kimberly

The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Other Selected Stories by Dashiell Hammett. I love noir fiction and films, and Hammett’s work inspired one of my favorite movies, the Coen Brother’s Miller’s Crossing.    –Stephanie

Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell. Another nail-biting Kay Scarpetta Murder Mystery! In this one, Dr. Scarpetta and her niece, Lucy, are being stalked by a poetry-writing psychopath!!!!!              Celina







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