Books & Media

We'll Always Have...

I recently saw a new book that was added to the HCPL collection.  The title caught my attention because it references one of my all-time favorite movies.  In fact, I consider it one of those perfect films, where everything works together.  Story, setting, performances, direction.  It’s one that I’ve seen over and over again and I still find myself drawn to it.

The book is We’ll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg.

Where in the Tech Are We Going?

The Inevitable by Kevin KellyThe 2017 Read Harder Challenge at Book Riot has led me to a book that you might like: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future by Kevin Kelly. It's a glimpse into where we are and where we're going - and just how we'll be led by the things we've made. 

Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Northwest

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. To celebrate, Northwest staff would like to shine a spotlight on the New Zealand film industry. Here is a small selection of films currently availabe in the Harris County Library's collection.

Cooking, the Graphic Novel

Food Anatomy by Julia RothmanIf a cookbook could be made into a graphic novel, it would look something like Food Anatomy: the Curious Parts & Pieces of our Edible World by Julia Rothman. It's part food encyclopedia, part cooking lessons, and all easy on the eyes. The first thing I learned: the difference between New York, New Jersey, Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit styles of pizza. My next lesson will be how to make cheese.  

Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Colson Whitehead's bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick, The Underground Railroad, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.The Pulitzer committee lauded Railroad "for a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America."