My Librarian: Mary Buck

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Born before I was even a year old, I love playing tower defense games, trying new recipes, learning about life’s odd mysteries, people-watching, shelving self-improvement books, and laughing. I earned my BA at the University of Buffalo and my MLS at the University of Pittsburgh and traveled a lot before I settled in Fredericksburg to raise a family. I love to read. I like all formats—book books, audiobooks, and eBooks. I read books intended for all age groups. I’ll read literary, nonfiction, graphic novels, and bestsellers. All that matters is that it be a good read. Let me match you to some good reads that you may have missed!

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:39am
Covers to Bond, Jane Bond list

If you're looking for books with intrigue and modern heroines, have we got the books for you! These titles all feature women involved in lots of action and adventure around the world.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:47am
Cover to Love, Bake, Nourish

I'm not a great cook, and I don't have a lot of time to cook. But I love, love, love browsing cookbooks! Here are some of our recently acquired cookbooks that have the one thing I require: great photos. I may never make any of the recipes, but, thanks to these cookbook authors and their photographers, I've spent quality time salivating over the photos.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:43am
The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

Steampunk is a genre that imagines what would happen in a society where technology is powered by steam instead of electricity. Many steampunk novels grapple with our fear of technology and explore what technology can do to us or make us do.