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  • Who Can You Trust? Books with Unreliable Narrators

    It’s been over 10 years since “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn hit the shelves giving readers a taste of (spoiler alert!) one of the most unreliable narrators ever. In the years since several authors have tried their hand at keeping readers on the edge of their seats using the same technique, some more successfully than … Read more

  • Book Review: In Utero

    “I’m sorry. But you’re hurting my friend.” What’s the story? In Utero starts with a brief setup of a large nuclear-looking explosion in the middle of an Australian city then jumps to 12 years later where we meet our (almost) 12-year-old protagonist Hailey. While the cause remains something of a mystery people have moved on … Read more

  • April Showers Make the Best Wildflowers

    March 19 marked the first day of spring, and with it, the turn of a season. While warmer weather and longer daylight hours are much appreciated features of the new season, my favorite aspect is the emergence of spring wildflowers. After a long winter, seeing the pops of color makes me feel like Earth is … Read more

  • May First Thursday Book Discussion: Zero Days

    If you don’t normally read high-intensity suspense or thrillers, hold onto your socks (and your passwords) before you pick up the First Thursday Book Discussion book for May. I listened to Ruth Ware’s “Zero Days,” while I was traveling last weekend. The audiobook was so intense and the narration so convincing that it spilled over … Read more

  • New DVD List: April 2024

    Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. “Poor Things” – Website / Reviews This Oscar nominated film is the tale of a woman brought back to life by a brilliant and unorthodox scientist. Seeking the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off on a whirlwind adventure across … Read more

  • The Roads Less Traveled: A Survey of Speculative Fiction’s Alternate Histories

    “History is written by the victors.” -Winston Churchill (attributed) What If… ? The hallmark of sapience, from which we derive our taxonomic name homo sapiens, is hypothesis. The ability to plot possible effects from our choices is the greatest strength our enlarged frontal lobe grants us; to be able to plan for possibilities allows us … Read more

  • If You Like Board Games – Part 1: The Classics

    You are in good company. Board games are one of my all-time favorite ways to bond with people. There are so many options. Wanna learn more about someone? There’s a board game for that. Wanna play a game for the next 12 hours straight? There’s a board game for that too! Want something on butterflies? … Read more

  • 2024 March Madness Champion Announced!

    At the Daniel Boone Regional Library, since the early winter months, you voted on 16 of our most popular young adult books. Each week in March, teens voted to narrow down the list of contenders until a single title emerged as the Mid-Missouri teen book champion!  Each round of voting entered teens for a chance for … Read more

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