Nebula-award winner and five time Hugo award winner, Michael Swanwick offers a startling collection of stories in Not Much Said The Cat. Though the man in "The Man in Grey" says he is "nobody," its clear there's more to him than meets the eye. He tells Martha, "I am not a camera. I'm just the … Continue reading Book Review: Not Much Said The Cat by Michael Swanwick.
Is reading more one of your New Year's resolutions? Make reading your goal with Rockwall County Library's 2022 Reading Challenge. Librarians are excited to share the just-for-fun 2022 Reading Challenge. Each month we will be sharing two different prompts for the reading selection. However, as this is purely for fun with no prizes, you are … Continue reading Introducing the 2022 Reading Challenge
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What's your hobby? Enhance your skills or organize your workshop with these hobby related books. Boyle, Carmae. Make it Modern Macrame the Boho Chic Guide. Cornog, Phoebe. Wonder Walls: How to Transform Your Space. DK. Woodworking: The Complete Step by Step Manual. Katsuji, Sueko. A Beginner's Guide to Terrarium Gardening. Locke, Bee. Creative Woodburning: Projects, … Continue reading January is National Hobby Month
Look for these Hugo award winning books at Rockwall County Library. Best Novel: Wells, Martha. Network Effect. Best Novella: Vo, Nghi. Empress of Salt and Fortune. Best series: Wells, Martha. The Murderbot Diaries. Best related work: Headley, Maria Dahvana. Beowulf: A New Translation.
by Chantal W. If you've always wanted to manage your personal finances better, these resources may help you get started. Everyone, from millennials to retirees, can benefit from careful financial planning that these guides offer. Selected books and websites on this topic are listed below: Cagan, Michele. Budgeting 101: From Getting Out of Debt and … Continue reading January is Financial Wellness Month.
In Yesterday's Kin members of the scientific community try to stop an airborne virus from harming earth's population. A ship full of aliens from World have warned Earth ten months before Earth will make contact with a virus-filled cloud. Notably, Kress wrote Yesterday's Kin in 2014 well before the current Covid crisis. While the panic … Continue reading Book Review: Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress
Celebrate "Mind Body Wellness" day by reading one of these books on the topic: Brackett, Marc A. Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions. Carter, Lewis. In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance by Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace. Cherniss, Cary. Leading With Feeling. Hajeski, Nancy. Nature's Best Remedies. Kotler, Steven. The Art … Continue reading Mind Body Wellness Day is January 3
The Midnight Library is the perfect book to read in January.
by Bethany R. I’m often told that I use big words. That may be true, but as the daughter of a writer/editor and growing up in a family of bookworms, I come by it naturally. However, I don’t think that using big or usual words is necessarily a bad thing. I believe very much in … Continue reading Power of Words