What We're Readin' and Watchin'

Book and video reviews by the Lucy Robbins Welles Library staff. The public library of Newington, Connecticut.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Fast Forward


Title: Fast Forward
Editor: Lou Anders

At the LRW Library we have a bi-weekly book meeting. The next one is tomorrow so I was preparing for it by reviewing the journals and picking books to buy. This book was listed. It looked good and other's had suggested we buy it as well. Then coincidence steps in and as i am reading my blogs tonight i find an entry about the book in Boing Boing. Here's Cory Doctorow's take on this new SF collection.

-vicky

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Grey's Anatomy-Season Two

Title: Grey's Anatomy

This series just gets better and better. The characters are smart, charming and oh so human. The stories are interesting. When was the last time you watched a hospital drama that didn't save everyone it operated on? Anyone else out there hooked on Grey's?

ABC website

Fan Site

Discussion Group

-vicky

World's Fair

Title: World's Fair
Author: E.L. Doctorow


World's Fair received the 1986 National Book Award.

Answer.com says "World's Fair. Set during the 1939 World's Fair, the novel focuses on a young boy growing up in the Bronx and a world still coming out of the Depression, poised on the eve of World War II. It includes a loving picture of home life, a sense of secure domesticity that is relatively rare in the annals of great American fiction."

I absolutely disagree with the last sentence. Through out the story I felt a sense that the domestic life could crumble at any moment.

I enjoyed reading about NYC during the 1939 World's Fair.

-vicky

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