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Light Summer Reads

I don’t know about you, but when Oklahoma’s hot sticky weather arrives I find it difficult to read dark, dreary books. It takes too much energy. I suggest you enjoy a margarita by the pool or curl up under the air conditioning with a glass of lemonade and sink into one of these feel-good books.

Book Speak by Cindy Hulsey

Conversing fluidly about books is an essential skill for librarians. We need to be able to describe a book in a way that identifies the specific appeals of the book; the characters, storyline, setting, language, etc., which draw a reader to it.

The Power of Books by Cindy Hulsey

A lifelong love of reading was instilled in me when I was a little girl. Maybe it’s because I associated reading with maternal love; I have vague memories of my mother holding me and reading to me, of feeling safe and valued in her arms. Whatever the reason, the magic of books cast its spell on me at an early age. Every time my mother went grocery shopping I begged for a Little Golden Book.

Midcentury Madness by Cindy Hulsey

A couple of weeks ago after a delicious dinner at the home of good friends my husband and I settled in with the other couple, watching it rain, sipping wine, and chatting.  Eventually the conversation came around to the final episode of Mad Men. We discussed it for fifteen minutes or so, sometimes agreeing, sometimes differing over the meaning of it all.

The Cat's Pajamas by Cindy Hulsey

You know that feeling you get when you begin a new novel and after the first few pages you get a warm tingly feeling that tells you you’re in for something special? That’s how I felt when I picked up 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino.

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