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Book Review: Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates recounts anecdotes of growing up in the United States and how it is a different world for a black person. He fears for his son’s life and tries to give him advice that he has gained over the course of his life. Coates’ college friend was killed by police and tries to understand why and come to terms with it. … Read More >Book Review: Between the World and Me

Book Review: Sword of Destiny

The short stories start off with Geralt of Rivia being dragged into hunting a dragon even though it is against the Witcher’s code. What follows is a story about love and heartbreak. This is the most vulnerable you see the Witcher. He has been told he is incapable of emotions and he knows that but yet he still tries. … Read More >Book Review: Sword of Destiny

Libraries See Surge in Demand for eBooks During Pandemic

The District of Columbia Public Libraries has seen this surge and have been trying to meet the demand. “Since the library closed on March 16, we’ve had about seven thousand people register for library cards,” said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Public Libraries. Over 300,000 books have been borrowed since mid-March and that has become a problem because their collection is limited. … Read More >Libraries See Surge in Demand for eBooks During Pandemic

The Golem and the Jinni: Book Summary

In Little Syria, New York City, a jinni has been freed from a flask that he was trapped in for centuries. Ahmad tries to recover his memories as he walks around Manhattan at night. Also in the city, Schaalman has followed the golem and seeks immortality and will go to any lengths to accomplish that. … Read More >The Golem and the Jinni: Book Summary

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Book Summary

Lale Sokolov is a prisoner when the novel starts. He is being taken to Auschwitz and we find out how he came to be arrested and transported. We follow him on his horrible journey and all he does to survive the concentration camp and the war. He is assigned to be a tattooist and we see him fight his oppressors as he is forced to work for them. … Read More >The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Book Summary

Legend: Book Summary

In the future, Los Angeles is run by the military where your test grades from a big exam determine your future. June, a 15-year old girl, got perfect scores on the test and is guaranteed a high paying job once she completes school. On the other spectrum, Day, a 15-year old boy, failed the test and is wanted by the government for numerous crimes. He is very smart and intuitive which is part of the reason why he is on the top of the wanted list. … Read More >Legend: Book Summary