Iraqis at home

     Farnaz Fassihi is The Wall Street Journal's deputy bureau chief for the Middle East and Africa, based in Beirut. From 2003-2006 she was in charge of the Baghdad bureau: she became well-known for an email she wrote describing her daily life.

Werewolves among us

      For centuries, humans have been fascinated  by wolves, partly attraction, partly fear.  Stories abound of human children raised by wolves, humans who morph into wolves at the full moon, and more. Harry Potter and Twilight fans know well that current fantasy writers frequently include werewolves in their works, both as evil beings or complex human characters.

Fun kids’ fantasy will appeal to adults, too

         Over the weekend I took a nice little trip, courtesy of Laini Taylor.  A longtime fan of Tolkien, C.S.

New Horror Reads

    As we approach the creepy junctures, some new thrillers might help add to the ambience. Carnegie Library’s horror aficionado, Sharon K, has suggested most of the following books for their graphic violence, sheer fear and gore. 

There's more 2012!

     The last posting was a selection of books informing us about 2012.  For those who want entertainment that deals with current issues, two fictional books have been published. First, 2012: the war for souls by Whitley Strieber is a combo thriller/scifi/horror with some speculative philosophy and theorizing.

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