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Book Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (Four Stars)

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Book Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Four Stars out of Five A 1990 memoir about Vietnam. A memoir is kind of true and kind of a lie. Boring parts…

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Big Read Wrap-Up

The Lansing Community Library completed a successful Big Read of O’Brien’s The Things They Carried with a writing memoir workshop led by the same professor who moderated the panel discussion back in December.  I took copious notes, but sadly no … Continue reading

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Big Read Book Discussion Wed 14 Jan 2015 6:30 pm

The second Big Read book discussion of The Things They Carried by O’Brien starts tomorrow evening, 6:30 p.m., at the Lansing Community Library, 730 1st Terrace, Suite 1, Lansing, Kansas. Questions to think about: In the list of all the … Continue reading

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BigRead: Veteran Panel Discussion Video

  I had the pleasure of attending the Big Read Veteran Panel Discussion this past Tuesday at City Hall in Lansing, Kansas, a signature event for the Lansing Community Library‘s “The Things They Carried” Big Read.  

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Big Read Discussion #1 ~ Opening Remarks by Professor Prasch

I attended the first book discussion (a second one is scheduled in January) on the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien this past Wednesday night.  Please see my previous post about the kick off of the Big Read … Continue reading

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Big Read Kick Off Snapshots

I attended the Big Read kick off of The Things They Carried by O’Brien yesterday at the Lansing Community Library.  Here are a few photos I took with my smartphone (flash turned off):   I have not yet started reading … Continue reading

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Big Read Coming to Lansing

What is the Big Read? Simply put, it’s a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. I’ve participated in many Big Reads through the Kansas City Public Library, … Continue reading

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