Book reviews

The Food Lovers' Guide to Kansas City

Food Lovers' Guide to Kansas City

Already world famous for its lip-smacking barbecue, Kansas City proves it has much more to offer the culinary palate in the Food Lovers’ Guide To Kansas City by Sylvie Hogg Murphy.

Vienna, 1814 by David King

Vienna 1814

What would it be like to attend an international diplomatic conference? Would it be one endless meeting, or would business be conducted in the midst of merriment? Definitely more the latter, according to David King's view of the 1814-15 Congress of Vienna.

Winter Reading Book Review Video: Black Water Rising

Black Water Rising

Tonight, featured Winter Reading author Attica Locke speaks at the Plaza Branch. But before you go, check out librarian Amy Morris' video review of Locke's award-winning novel Black Water Rising.

Listen, Don't Read: Five Audiobooks Better Heard than Read

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Everyone says the book is always better than the movie. But sometimes the audio version of a book is better than the print. Listeners get all the same text that a reader gets, and sometimes, they get something more.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book cover

I first read L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz when I was 10. It was my first realization that the film version of a book can vary quite a bit from the book. And this one does vary quite a bit.

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