Reviews and Blog Posts: love

There once lived a girl who seduced her sister's husband, and he hanged himself : love stories

by L?i|udmila Petrushevska?i|a

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If you only read one Russian Author in your lifetime, make it Ludmilla Petrusheyskaya. Her books will make you laugh, cry, and gain a new perspective to a multitude of subjects. There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories, is a compilation...


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Hands down, probably the best movie of 2014!

Pressure cooker environment waiting to explode! A complex, personal approach to a touchy political-religious situation.

Get ready for a story that will be in your face and grab you by the throat; heart racing, mind binding, guarantee to have you confused like a mathematical...

Mindfulness at Noon: I Love You [fill in the blank]. Now be Mindful!

Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom

Oh, love. So beautiful, so inspiring, and so much work. Whether we're talking about a partner or spouse, a parent, a child or a friend, it's amazing how much love you can feel for someone, and at the same time how much work the relationship takes. Emotions run high and sometimes the person you love most is the cause of stress, anger or anxiety. In every relationship, it's important to nurture not only our partner, but also ourselves.

Briony Hatch : a graphic novel

by Ginny Skinner

Briony's life is one long waiting game for the next adventure of her favorite dystopian novel, The Adventures of Starling Black. But it isn't enough to read about Starling, the beautiful spell-casting exorcist. Briony wants to be strong and powerful just like Starling. And when she completes the very last...

The three incestuous sisters

by Audrey Niffenegger

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Niffenegger's illustrated or visual novel has also been called a novel with images. The story of sibling rivalry, love and forgiveness is creepy but that's not all. The aquatint images are innocent, mirthful, rapturous, haunting and tranquil. She was influenced by Lynd Ward's Gods' Man, a "wood-cut novel" and others see the...

Plaza Voices: Human Connections

Brandon Stanton, of Humans of New York, demonstrating his interview skills

The Denver Public Library’s Plaza programs are all about connections. Of course, all libraries are in the business of connecting folks with information, but DPL takes it a step further: we want to connect people from all over the world with each other. Plazas at the library function as “third spaces”--neutral meeting grounds that are neither home nor work. When we visit these third spaces, we are able to escape the commitments and pressures of home and work, and focus instead on our personal interests and goals.

How to hug a porcupine : 101 ways to love the most difficult people in your life.

by Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis

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Everyone loves animals and accepts their hardwired behavior. You can't change a Tasmanian devil. But when it comes to people, we often have opportunities to help ourselves or others play well and feel loved. Dr. Ellis reminds the reader there is a "porcupine within us all." If you, a friend,...

Love medicine

by Louise Erdrich

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This was my first read of Louise Erdrich, and I found the novel really enjoyable to read. There are multiple stories going on that are grounded in the human condition, but magical in the way human relationships can be. I found the added depth of the American Indian perspective and...

After happily ever after

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This documentary fascinated me. Although I didn’t think it was particularly well researched, or narrated, I really did enjoy the interviews with a diverse group of married people on the subject of marriage. Her interview with Stephanie Coontz I found to be very informative; she has a compelling view of...

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