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  • Whether you have one subject or millions

    The King's Speech could be one of the best horror movies ever. King George VI, forced to address audiences of millions despite having a noticeable stutter , surely experienced unimaginable dread before such occasions. The film conveys the terror of the king's predicament; he could clearly foresee...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 01-23-2011
  • Trash talk about overachievers

    Driving to work today, I smilingly observed my subdivision's latest d├ęcor upgrade. Even amid the holiday displays, my gaze was drawn to the symmetry, precision, and pleasing arrangement of--the trash cans. It's not just that they all match now; City of Round Rock crews replace those brown containers...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 12-20-2010
  • The accidental book blurb

    I can't be the only librarian who fears acting like a stereotype and so downplays my zeal for literature to avoid excessive conversational references to you-know-what. I suspect others do, too. No one wants to be a cliche, and we do have other interests. Besides all that, we were raised right. Good...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 10-26-2009
  • Everything in moderation, especially cats

    You can spot library staffers by their official City of Round Rock badges. Otherwise, we're not easily identifiable for anyone expecting a crew of cardigan and sensible shoe-clad ladies of a certain age. Some library folks are male, many are young, and no one wears a bun (you're more likely to...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 08-15-2009
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