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Two tiny books, two elusive films, two fascinating women

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews, Film
I somehow ended up with these two curiously linked books at the same time without first realizing the connection they shared. Content and style wise they are quite different, but […]
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Rainy May Reflections

Posted about 2 years ago by Laura Price
I once worked for one of the big box bookstores. During training I was told that, when helping a customer find a potential purchase, I should put the book, movie, […]
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
I don’t know about you, dear readers, but my mom gave me my love of libraries, reading, and sharing books. Growing up in a military family we moved a lot […]
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“The Best We Could Do”

Posted about 2 years ago by Laura Price
Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged with ,
I am just about half-way through an excellent graphic novel called “The Best We Could Do.” It’s the memoir of a Vietnamese refugee named Thi Bui, who recounts the struggles […]
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Make time and space for Time and Space

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
It appears as though one of my favorites, The Book of Strange New Things, has been adapted into an Amazon series pilot: Oasis. The single episode offering has already diverted pretty sharply […]
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New books to go crazy for

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
Have I told you to run right out and get the highly anticipated first novel of acclaimed short story writer George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo, yet? Well, consider yourself told. […]
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We’ve switched to a new platform.

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Technology
After many years of “bloggering”, the RPL Staff Picks Blog will be moving to the RVAlibrary.org website during #NationalLibraryWeek (April 9th-15th). We’ll be on break this week while we make […]
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