Reading Addict

Read the Film! by Laura Raphael

Read the Film logoRecently, the Tulsa City-County Library has been purchasing extra copies of books that have been, or soon will be, in the Cineplex near you. The program is called “Read the Film!”, and as a devoted reader AND moviegoer, I appreciate this book-to-film support.

You may want to sit and put your glass of milk down before you read this, but there are even times when I think the movie is far superior to the book.

Downton Abbey Blues by Rebecca Howard

Feeling down about the season finale of Downton Abbey?  Has the lack of Maggie Smith’s witty one-liners left you feeling despondent come 8 p.m.

I Can Read 8 Books Overnight. . . How about a Real Challenge? by Laura Raphael

When I was working at the Memphis Public Library a decade ago, I envied the Tulsa City-County Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program. Why didn’t we have something similar, to support adults in their reading goals?

The Nightly News, Show and Tell, and Julianne Garey's Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Nick Abrahamson

It is often difficult for me to read fiction in a vacuum; undistracted by the implications of the outside world and current events, focusing solely on the text as simply an authorial work.  Academics would couch my baggage, bringing outside contexts that have seemingly little to do with the actual work, as a post-structuralist symptom.  That is the inability of authors to separate themselves from the social structures of their daily lives; thus fiction is neither solely imaginative nor autobiographical but a byproduct of everything we’re exposed to and internalize.  Very highfalutin, I kno

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