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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Rosie the riveter photo“When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits.” -Melinda Gates

There are so many ways to celebrate Women’s History Month; read books and articles, watch videos, and even listen to books as we multitask our way though our days of work, both inside and outside the home. Continue reading Celebrating Women’s History Month

Audiobooks – Is Listening REALLY Reading?

Excerpted from Mercury News

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Audiobooks: Folks say they’re the perfect solution when they love nothing more than to curl up with a good book — if only they had time.
While books on tape or CD have long been popular with commuters, smartphones have opened a whole new world of possibilities to when and where you can listen to literature. With access to what’s now a broad choice of fiction and nonfiction titles through commercial downloading services, or with the library’s free program called OverDrive, sales of adult audiobooks jumped 38 percent in 2015 alone.  Continue reading Audiobooks – Is Listening REALLY Reading?

Staff Review: The Wrath and the Dawn (Audiobook)

The Wrath and the Dawn
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Rating: 4 out of 5

This was such an interesting book! The story is a lush, dreamy, violent, and romantic story based loosely on 1,001 Nights (aka Arabian Nights). A Caliph (king) marries and kills a new young girl each dawn. That is, until Shahrzad volunteers to be his next wife. Hellbent on revenge, she plots to murder Khalid. Surviving dawn after dawn she slowly finds there is more to Khalid than she ever thought.

I found the love story to be quite beautifully told in a star-crossed lover kind of way. The worldbuilding was complex and the reader is only starting to know the cast of characters by the end. The only thing I didn’t care for was the level of drama or that the characters’ reactions were sometimes over the top. With that cliffhanger I can’t wait until the next book comes out! -Reviewed by Kelsey