Now Is the Time to Read When by Daniel H. Pink

Review by Casualene Meyer How should you use the last five minutes of your work day? Try Daniel Pink’s suggestion: Begin by taking two or three minutes to write down what you accomplished since the morning . . . Now use the other two or three minutes to lay out your plan for the following day. This will help close the door on today and energize you for tomorrow. Bonus: If you’ve got an extra minute left, send someone—anyone—a thank-you email. . . . gratitude is a powerful restorative. That can-do counsel is one example of many ideas Pink shares in When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Riverhead Books, 2018). When is more about time awareness than time management. Readable, f

June 2018 Reading Challenge Reviews

The Reading Challenge is in full swing once again: but with new prizes- a Madison Public Library Hoodie!!! The winner of the June Reading Challenge is... Karen Logan! She listened to Ordinary Grace by Wiliam Kent Krueger and reviewed it as: There were 26 people who completed the reading challenge this time around- thanks to all who are participating! #readingchallenge

May Reading Challenge Reviews 2018

The Reading Challenge is in full swing once again: but with new prizes- a Madison Public Library Hoodie!!! The winner of the May Reading Challenge is.. Trudi Nelson She read Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal and reviewed it as: "It was alight, reading book. I enjoyed it!" 1 of you were "meh" about yours.. 21 of you thought your books were pretty good! and 3 of you thought your books were AWESOME!! Thanks to all of the 29 who completed this month's challenge. Looking forward to next month!

Book Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Review by Carrie Studer “The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen — people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right. Maybe this can be it.” From time to time, I like to pull a Young Adult title from the library shelf - and this book did not disappoint. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is about a black teenage girl named Starr and how she deals with the aftermath of witnessing a friend be unjustly killed by the police. This book is so many things: social and political commentary, an exploration of racial divides in America, complicated friends