Author Archives: Marina M.

Narrator Spotlight: Full Cast Family

by Marina M. It’s a well-known fact that the members of the Readers’ Services Team are pro-audiobook. Therefore, we have a lot of opinions on the narration of those audiobooks. And it’s usually just one narrator, right? How about listening to an audiobook with the feeling of being at the theater? I’m talking about books […]

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Take a Letter Maria

by Marina M. The inspiration for this post came from Dear Diary Day, which is September 22. As you saw from my list of books with lists, I enjoy a little something extra to move my stories along. In this case, it’s the journal entry or a letter (typically many) written to another character. Or […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Metaphorical Journeys

by Marina M. A journey starts with a single page . . . As happens with many people that read a lot (or anything at all, really), I find that some books make a difference in my life. They take me on a journey, if you will. Not a physical or literal journey. More metaphorical. […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Golden Age Mysteries

by Jennifer K. Come Back to the Golden Age My father is a book collector. He used to take me to used book stores, where we would hunt the stacks for first editions of Golden Age detective stories. Mysteries of the Golden Age (the 1920s through the 1940s, with a few outliers before and after) […]

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Through Space and Time

by Marina It’s about time . . . travel. I’m a sucker for books (and movies) with time travel or parallel world elements. In my somewhat limited reading of the genre, I have determined that they fall into two categories. The not-quite-so-detailed fantasy or down-to-the-smallest-detail science fiction. I lean more towards the fantasy ones. The […]

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LibraryReads List July 2017

by Marina Welcome to July! The month of fireworks, watermelon-seed spitting contests and barbecues! And another round of LibraryReads picks. While there aren’t any nonfiction titles this month you’ll find plenty of thrills, chills and Amish dystopian (well, just one of those but it’s bound to be the next big thing). Think about it . […]

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Books with Lists

by Marina And my lists will go on . . . . I like making lists. Lists of things to do and buy (you know, that old reliable grocery list), places to visit, books to read (which you can do in BiblioCommons, as I’m sure you are well aware), movies to watch, plants to grow, […]

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OverDrive Big Library Read

by Marina OverDrive‘s next Big Library Read (BLR) starts on Monday, June 12. For the next two weeks there will be no-wait checkouts of The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only […]

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LibraryReads List June 2017

by Marina Well, the trend of books about parents losing their kids continues in June’s collection of LibraryReads titles. Not to continue to bring the list down, there’s also a requisite World War II historical novel on there. But this list has some beautiful book covers! In keeping with the new format introduced last month […]

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The Barnyard is Busy

by Marina Spring is my favorite time of year. Everything looks bright and fresh. Maybe from all the rain–it just makes the world glisten. Yeah, I know, it’s schmaltzy. I enjoy the spring weather. All of it. In spring talk typically turns to the subject of gardening or cleaning. That’s all well and good but, been there, […]

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