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  • In praise of Watson, Bess & George, and the ghost of Elvis

    Kimberly's July 17 comment reminds me what I can miss by not reading mysteries more frequently. Well-crafted mystery novels are not just plot-driven; they also exhibit great character studies. These stories portray the main character facing romantic upheaval/potential financial ruin/family issue...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 07-18-2009
  • Dynamic Duos

    I'm not a mystery aficionado and in fact seldom read more than one or two books in any kind of series. J. K. Rowling and Anthony Trollope are notable exceptions. So, the best explanation for my extensive reading of Arthur Conan Doyle must be the Sherlock Holmes-Dr. Watson relationship dynamic. Anticipating...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 07-16-2009
  • A guilty pleasure

    Reflecting on Ryan's June 30 Facebook comment-- Readers' Exchange is also posted on the City of Round Rock's page--I wonder how many other readers feel vaguely apologetic about their reading habits. Here's what Ryan said: Unfortunately I primarily read non-fiction online and in trade...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 07-11-2009
  • Getting a Reputation

    It's a momentous week to launch a new blog. Michael Jackson's death has inspired all sorts of musings regarding what his music meant to whom and when. His legions of fans include so many in our area, and yet I heard someone on KUT radio observe that "Austin isn't really Michael Jackson...
    Posted to Reader's Exchange (Weblog) by Linda Sappenfield on 06-26-2009
  • And The Winner Is....

    You'll find out if you come to the Round Rock Reads kickoff celebration this Tuesday night at the library! At 7 PM, City Council Member Carlos Salinas will announce the book that we will read as a community in the coming months. Author Tweed Scott will talk to us about what a real Texan is, we'll...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 02-10-2008
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