Reviews and Blog Posts: love

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

Reviewer Rating:
4

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

Reviewer Rating:
4

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

Reviewer Rating:
4

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

Reviewer Rating:
3

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...

Penguin in love

by Salina Yoon

Reviewer Rating:
5

Penguin in love is one of the most heart warming books I have read in a while. It is a true romance from cover to cover, but simplifies it into the most basic of equations. This book haphazardly follows the lost item theme that people may be familiar with, think...

Falling hard : 100 love poems by teenagers

Reviewer Rating:
3

Falling Hard: 100 love poems by teenagers is a collection of love poems written by teenagers, pulled from email submissions by the author. The authors range in age from 12 to 18. They are also a mixture of female, male, transgender, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, different ethnicities and from different...

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
5

Eleanor and Park is an unusual and incredible story of teenage love.

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

Trigger warnings for: domestic abuse, implied domestic violence, sexual harassment, and bullying.

Eleanor has an abusive stepfather, an emotionally distant father, and any number of bullies at her new school. She thinks Park is beautiful.

Park has the only parents on the block who are still together. When he's not being ignored...

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