One of the pleasures—and perils—of watching foreign films is understanding the context of the story. This can be an historical context, but it can also simply be the mores and ways of a seemingly modern, but still very different, contemporary society.
For the young and the young at heart, four of our staff share their favorite teen reads in the latest KDLcast Book Talk. They cover adventure, fantasy, historical fiction and more -- as well as teen book covers (always fun!).
A conversation recorded on May 15, 2017 with:
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Summer has sprung (with vigor) and, here at KDL, we are delighted for the opportunity to frequent the outdoors! Picture yourself relaxing in a lawnchair on a warm, sunny evening, a refreshing beverage in your hand, catchy strains of music floating through the air…
When engaged in a story—be it film, novel, or even personal anecdote—the ending can be crucial. Does it bring things to a satisfactory conclusion?
When real life just doesn't cut it, science fiction and fantasy is one of our favorite genres to fill the void.
Displays of books that book clubs are reading need nearly constant refilling. Some readers grab the books in search of new titles for their book clubs, but most people who take books from the "Book Clubs are Reading" display want to read a certain kind of book.
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Americans have observed Memorial Day for about 150 years. The customs, dates, and names associated with the day have undergone some changes over time, but the purpose endures: to remember and honor tho