As the summer movie season begins to wind down and we transition away from blockbusters, comic book movies and reboots, we begin to see a more diverse array of movie releases. One of the common traits of the fall release calendar is the adaptation of novels, memoirs and other literary sources. Some of the bigger […]Read More from Great movie, but have you read the book?
Have you ever considered what it would be like to travel back in time? I imagine being excited and terrified. In Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court the main character finds himself in a bit of a sticky situation. Thankfully he being from the future knew that a solar eclipse was going to […]Read More from Total Eclipse of the Heart
Over seventy years ago, a man named Allen Lane, who often took the train from Exeter train station, had found the reading material to be limited. He had asked the same question, time and again, the same question one would assume would always ask when trying to find something of value in their media. Why […]Read More from Penguin Books, and the Importance of Accessible Literature
In the age of never-ending technology, it can be a relief to step back into a time of steam engines, horses, duels, saloons, and the wide open range. After all, Westworld a recently re-made movie turned TV show, gave us a glimpse of the wealthy buying a taste of the Wild West. Do you ever […]Read More from Get Off Your Horse and Drink Your Milk
Have you checked out our Urban Fiction collection in The Center for the Reader? The genre made its debut in the 60’s and 70’s and most stories had inner city settings. Topics such as gangs, violence, drugs, poverty, and prostitution are typically found in stories in this genre, although there is a subgenre of Christian […]Read More from Urban Fiction
Let’s admit that everyone has a different taste for romance. Are you looking for the typical boy meets girl? Seeking a majestic merman? Daydreaming of an Amish romance? Or looking for the farmer next door? Well, you’re in luck! Romantic fiction is a very popular genre. Harlequin and Silhouette began the trend of monthly “line” […]Read More from Love me, love me, say that you’ll love me.
J.K. Rowling began the Harry Potter revolution and provided many readers with a well composed young adult fantasy series. Did you know she also wrote outside of the fantasy and young adult genre? The Casual Vacancy is an adult fiction novel that falls into the black humor category. Unfortunately, The Casual Vacancy was not as […]Read More from Crossing over
If you’re still convinced that Game of Thrones will have a happily ever after you haven’t been paying attention. Here in The Center for the Reader we have our GOT fans who are thrilled the next season is coming out July 16th! Check out http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/game-thrones-7-reasons-looking-forward-season-7/ for more information because Winter is coming this Summer! If you […]Read More from Winter is Coming
St. Louis Public Library supports veterans, not only with the recent WWI exhibit at Central Library, but through our Veterans Writing group, which is for Veterans and family members of veterans who have the desire to write or who are already writing and want a group to share with. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday […]Read More from Veterans Writing
Music is a huge part of our lives; whether we want to hear that new song on the radio or not, it’s probably going to play no matter what we do. Think about commercials with songs by The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin or products such as perfume being promoted by Taylor Swift. How great […]Read More from Give Me a Beat