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Dave Driftless

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Ceaselessly seeking out non-fiction writing on almost any topic, Dave can carry almost forty pounds of books in the pannier pack on his bicycle and knows all the librarians at his local public library by their first names.

Little Free Library Series – A Killer in Nazi Berlin

Covert Library Ops... The notice came in from one of my strategically placed scouts on the west side of town.  There was a tempting book in the Little Free Library on the walking trail along the drainage ditch that runs behind the big church.  Despite scant details, it sounded like a promising tip, but who knew how long it would be before some other fan of historical true crime sagas might snag it.  As I planned my strategy, the knot of nerves in my stomach gradually drew tighter.  The weather forecast was stormy, but my opportunities were few, so as [...]

2015-05-20T19:07:10-07:00July 31st, 2014|

Little Free Library Series — Coop

 Cows, cranes and chicken books... There are well over four thousand Little Free Libraries worldwide – new ones still keep popping up all over my neck of the woods – and a brief glance at the LFL map is likely to reveal at least one library near almost everyone.  But I often enjoy going a little further afield, using a trip to the library to explore a place I’ve never been before.  So on a recent warm and humid summer morning I loaded up with snacks, hopped on the bike and headed off to Brooklyn.  Not the famous Brooklyn with [...]

2016-12-31T17:58:41-07:00June 10th, 2014|

Book vs. Movie — The Princess Bride

True Love Always Wins The Story True love is the driving force behind The Princess Bride, a gentle spoof of the classic fairy tale.  In the picturesque country of Florin, the exceedingly handsome yet humble Westley and the extraordinarily beautiful Buttercup – having quietly pined for years – finally conjure up the courage to express their great love for each other.  But cruel fate intervenes, taking Westley far overseas where he tragically falls victim to the Dread Pirate Roberts.  Years pass by and the still mourning Buttercup has no choice but to accept the hand of the ethically challenged Prince [...]

2016-12-31T17:58:43-07:00April 13th, 2014|