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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Supernatural Fun: the Lighter Side of the Dark Side

by Emily Z. Supernatural is a stretchy sort of sub-genre. Does it absolutely have to have zombies and ghosts? Is it actually just horror? Does it need smoldering vampires on top of ghosts to avoid being horror? Isn’t it just urban fantasy then? What if it takes place in the past or an alternate reality? […]

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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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Fantastic Beasts, but where to find them?

By Kaley In the newly released film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we get a glimpse of the magical creatures from one of Harry Potter’s school books.  If you have been a fan of JK Rowling’s franchise like me (since the age of eleven!) you were likely waiting on the edge of your seat since this film was announced in 2014. I’m really […]

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Do Good Things Come in Threes?

by Denise I have a friend who refuses to read books in a series.  She’d rather spend the time discovering new wonders. Another friend reads series, but waits until all the books are published so she can delve in and immediately finish. (If you’re eagerly awaiting George R.R. Martin’s “The Winds of Winter,” you likely […]

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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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Love on the Moors: Gothic Romance

by Lindsey I recently read Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre for the first time. Although it is largely classified as a classic novel, it also qualifies as a gothic romance. Along with other classics such as Frankenstein, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, “Jane Eyre” is, in fact, a key title in the […]

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Embrace the (Reading) Season

by Marina Reading for the weather I recently had a conversation with a co-worker about my reading habits. The temperature was hitting the mid-teens outside. I looked at my OverDrive bookshelf and realized I had downloaded Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman and The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960 by Douglas […]

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LibraryReads List February 2017

by Marina February is a month of contradictions. On one hand we have the hearts and chocolates associated with Valentine’s Day. On the other hand, it’s also Black History Month, which contains a lot of struggle and obstacles to overcome (along with pride and courage). And on the last hand (wait, how many hands do I […]

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Rory Gilmore Reads

by Julie T. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the four-part revival on Netflix, felt like catching up with old friends. At the time of the original series run (2000-2007), I aged alongside Rory Gilmore. The struggles she faces in the revival are similar to those of so many other early 30-somethings. Snappy pop […]

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