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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: Cal Leandros

by KP Big city life with a side of the supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. After a brief layover […]

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Prose Bowl 2017 – Semi-Finals

Welcome to the Prose Bowl 2017 Semi-Finals! The competition is heating up! We started with 16, but eliminated 12 titles in the previous rounds. In Round 2 we lost Isabelle Allende, Anne Tyler, James Lee Burke, and Elizabeth Strout. Only 4 remain. Now it is time for the Semi-Finals! Did your favorite make the cut? Are […]

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Book Group Cafe: New Book Discussion Kits

by KP Welcome to the Book Group Cafe. Pull up a chair, grab a warm mug of your favorite tea or coffee and join us in a discussion of all things book group. Today we’re excited to unveil three new additions to our Book Discussion Kits! Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American […]

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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: The Dark

by KP Big city life with a side of the supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Trading in claws and […]

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Awards Round-up: January 2017

by KP Welcome to the January Awards Round-up! Each month we gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. A new year marks a new award season, and January offered a robust number of ceremonies honoring titles in the entertainment and publishing world. Some of the month’s biggest winners included:            […]

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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: Mercy Thompson

by KP Big city life with a side of the supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Having rang in the […]

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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: Special Edition

by KP Big city life with a side of the supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Season’s greetings and welcome […]

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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: The Walker Papers

by KP Big city life with a side of the supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Ah, home sweet home. […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Banned Book Feedback

by KP Welcome back, esteemed participants. How has it been, walking on the wild side? What books were you surprised to discover were banned?   Dana: I am reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I have never read this book before and thought I should because it’s such a classic. I am enjoying the book immensely because it […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Banned Book

by KP Sex. Violence. Drugs. Just a few reasons cited for the ten most frequently challenged books of 2015, and our next Reading Resolutions challenge: Read a Banned or Challenged Book. Starting September 28 through October 17th we encourage you to dip your toe in a little controversy. Each year, Banned Books Week draws national attention to […]

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