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The Game, The Wire, and Gritty Mysteries by Nick

I don’t think any HBO original series has aged quite as well as The Wire . Just thinking out loud here…Four years after the finale, universities across the country, Ivy League universities, are updating their course catalogues with classes dedicated to using The Wire as a teaching tool. Be it Journalism, Sociology, Theatre, even American Studies; social sciences across the board are parsing facets of the series to use as a vehicle of study.

Memory Twisters by Laura

My memory is perfect. Except for all of the times when it’s not. (Which is, truth be told, pretty much all of the time.)

Despite this (or maybe because of it – I don’t remember), I tend to enjoy novels in which memory plays a thematic role… novels where characters either remember events differently, and it complicates the plot, or memories haunt characters, and it complicates the plot.

Let us help you find Your Next Great Read by Rebecca

Are you ever at a loss for what to read next? The library has a service to help you! Your Next Great Read is an online, form-based readers’ advisory service designed for adult library card holders. What does that mean, exactly? Fill out a survey about your reading interests and preferences, and we will create a personalized reading suggestions guide with authors and titles that you might enjoy.

The Devil All the Time: Hillbilly Noir by Nick

I love reading the gothic, particularly the southern variety. When I first began reading novels written in this tradition, many of them didn''t seem to have many dimensions.

Caramel Corn and Champagne by Rebecca

I will easily admit that I am among the great multitude of Downton Abbey fans feeling bereft after the second season’s final episode. Everyone has something to say about the series’ phenomenal success in the United States. After all, what do Americans want with this story of life in an Edwardian country estate? My answer is what could we NOT love about this romantic drama?

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