De-Stress Fest

Need some rest and relaxation during the hectic holiday season? Participate in the De-Stress Fest at Rockwall County Library. When: December 15-18, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening and all afternoon on Saturday. Wed 4:30-5:30pm Thurs 4:30-7:30pm Fri 3:30-4:30pm Sat 10:30am-3:30pm Where: Look for stress-busting stations throughout the library, in the library patio, or balcony. How: Grab … Continue reading De-Stress Fest

Book Review: Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen

Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen  In one of the best novels of 2014, Rebecca Rasmussen describes both the joy and the loneliness of the Minnesota wilderness. Eveline, joins her German husband, Emil, in a hardscrabble existence in Evergreen. Unbeknownst to her, Emil doesn't own the cabin they relocate to. When his father becomes sick, Emil goes to Germany, leaving … Continue reading Book Review: Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Most readers know Shirley Jackson’s chilling short story, “The Lottery,” or her gothic novel, The Haunting of Hill House. Her masterpiece, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, is not as well known.  We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a murder-mystery that combines Gothic elements with psychological suspense.  Though it gives the routine … Continue reading Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle