Book reviews

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.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? by William Poundstone

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? book cover

How do you get a job at the top firms in Silicon Valley? As William Poundstone shows, it takes not only top-notch technical skills, but entrepreneurial drive and the ability to handle job-interview curveballs.

Winter Reading Book Review Video: Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Destination: rural Missouri, where young Ree Dolly must go in search of her missing father in a landscape of crime and treachery. Get Plaza librarian Diana Hyle's video book review of this Winter Reading selection by Daniel Woodrell.

Winter Reading Book Review Video: Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation

Would visiting sites related to the assassinations of three U.S. Presidents be your idea of a good vacation? It was for Sarah Vowell. In this Winter Reading book review video, Youth Services Librarian Jamie Mayo talks about Vowell's Assassination Vacation.

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