Author Archives: nicki lefever

‘Dewey’ delivers

A co-worker suggested I read “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by librarian Vicki Myron. I asked for it for Christmas. I opened it Dec. 25 (Thursday) and was finished with it two days later despite working … Continue reading

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‘All Over But the Shoutin’ ‘

I am on a memoir kick. I just go to the library and scan the shelf until something pops out at me. This time it was “All Over But the Shoutin’” by Rick Bragg. The name Bragg is familiar to … Continue reading

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‘Schuyler’s Monster’

Once again, I picked a book at the library because it had a cute cover. Of course, the book turned out to be a wonderful read and a glimpse into the life of parents coping with a child born with … Continue reading

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‘Icy Sparks’

I am not a picky reader. Most of the books I find come from second-hand stores and thrift shops. Half the time, I don’t know when they were even written, until I look at the copyright date. I picked up … Continue reading

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‘The Alienist’

I needed a new book to read, so my husband recommended ‘The Alienist.’ I must warn you, if you have a good imagination for picturing stories and a weak stomach, this isn’t a good combination for reading this book. Also, … Continue reading

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Books and Movies

Over the weekend during a conversation, I revisited a terrible time in my life when “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” ruined my life. I was in second grade and it was my first experience of reading a book (“Charlie … Continue reading

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What the bloody ****?

I’ve heard of Gordon Ramsay and think I even saw a segment of his Fox show Kitchen Nightmares some time ago. Bleep this and bleep that. He was pretty mean. Then shortly after Gloria posted a summary of “Roasting in … Continue reading

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“The Innocent Man”

I’ve been struggling to find time to read. So, when my mom passed “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town” to me a few weeks ago, I was a little hesitant to accept. I haven’t read much … Continue reading

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“Never Suck A Dead Man’s Hand”

The title is shocking, I know. But this book is one you can’t pass up if you are a crime show fan. It’s the story of a real-life CSI. Dana Kollmann spent 10 years as a CSI for Baltimore County. … Continue reading

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Devil is intriguing

A mention of “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson came in a really casual staff meeting and the title just grabbed my attention. The story of a murderer amongst the happy buzzing of the Chicago World’s Fair of … Continue reading

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