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Heather Pisani-Kristl

Posted: August 24th, 2018 | Books, Featured, La Mesa Reads | No Comments

By Heather Pisani-Kristl | La Mesa Reads Although real-life examples of amnesia are rare, sudden memory loss is a remarkably effective driver of plot in fiction and film. It’s terrifying to think of waking up after an accident, traumatic event, or illness, without a memory of who you are or what you’ve done. You might have […]

Mindfulness meditation in books

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, La Mesa Reads | No Comments

We’ve all heard about the benefits of mindfulness meditation, but how many of us have sat down and committed to it? For many years, I was convinced I didn’t need to meditate – I only honked my horn 50 percent of the times I was cut off on the freeway, and thought five minutes of lying down at the end of yoga class was probably enough relaxation time in my busy life.

‘Stranger Things’ inspires stranger reads

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, La Mesa Reads | No Comments

By Jake Sexton

For the past few months, it seems like I couldn’t go anywhere without seeing ads, costumes or clever references for the popular Netflix TV show “Stranger Things.”

For those who haven’t seen it, the series is a nostalgia-heavy story of adventure, sci-fi monsters, and coming of age in a small town. Set in the 1980s, a group of pre-teen boys are spurred to action when their friend goes missing and the local police seem unable to help.

Books that transport you

By Heather Pisani-Kristl | La Mesa Reads

I often joke that the library performs miracles, evidenced by the constant supply of forgotten canes and walking sticks in our lost-and-found department.

The library doesn’t actually make readers stride unaided into the next chapter of their lives, but we do provide such funny and absorbing books that customers often forget the troubles they arrived with. Below are some titles that will transport you to another time, place, and life.