Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

The College, Career, and Coffee Book Club is a monthly book club that meets at the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. I've talked about the concept of a themed book club here, and it was very well received. If you are local to the Statesville area, STOP BY! Or join the discussion here… Continue reading Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

Book Review: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

This was a wonderful book that covers the very controversial topic of the North Carolina Eugenics Program which lasted until the 1970s; longer than any other state in the nation.  I had mixed emotions throughout this entire book. On the one hand, I was not opposed to the option of sterilization, especially for those women… Continue reading Book Review: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review: This House is Haunted by John Boyne

The full synopsis for this book can be found here, but the gist of the story is a woman, after losing her father and last remaining family member, moves to the country become governess at the mysterious Gaudlin Hall where a "presence" resides. This book was written by the same author who wrote The Boy in… Continue reading Book Review: This House is Haunted by John Boyne

The Controversy of Challenged Books

The American Library Association released yesterday it's list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015 in its annual report which can be found here. The report is released every year during National Library Week and I found it extremely enlightening. It confirms what I have been saying for years: People absolutely despise, yet thrive on, anything… Continue reading The Controversy of Challenged Books