Revealing the Inner Eye: Psychics in Fiction

by Jocelyn Having psychic powers would be so cool! Doesn’t matter what kind of psychic powers – telepathy, telekinesis, empathy, foretelling the future, seeing the dead, having the ability to heal – to me, they’re all amazing. My fascination with these mental abilities began in childhood, so it’s no surprise that I’m always on the […]

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Jane Austen Movie Adaptations

By Michelle C. Are you obsessed with Jane Austen’s novels? Have you watched the movie versions over and over, eagerly awaiting each new release? Do you have fights with your friends about which version of Pride and Prejudice is best (Colin Firth–always Colin Firth)? Then this is the blog post for you! Some of my favorite […]

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Feel Good, Easy Reads AKA Gentle Reads

by Jocelyn Looking for a book where sex, violence, and excessive profanity is left off the page? Look no further, we’ve got a category for you. It’s called Gentle Reads. These novels tend to be described with terms like “heart-warming,” “wholesome” or “hopeful,” and are entertaining stories full of encouragement and warmth. Often humorous, they […]

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Magical Love in Fantasy Romance

by Jocelyn I’ve always enjoyed immersing myself in alternate worlds and cultures, so fantasy novels are a mainstay on my reading list. But for me, a fantasy novel is best when it also contains a romance within it. With fantasy romance, the growing romantic relationship is at the heart of the story, but it is […]

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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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Healing Hearts: Doctors in Romance

by Jocelyn The physicians in romance novels run the gamut from small town practitioners to big city ER doctors. While most doctors are caring and compassionate, some try to keep a shield between themselves and their patients in an effort to protect their hearts. Sometimes doctors have lives so busy there seems to be no […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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Fighting for Love: Military Romance

by Jocelyn Men and women in uniform are popular characters in romance novels, and for good reason. They’re real-life heroes who have volunteered to protect their country, and us. As characters, most are courageous, honorable, protective, physically fit, and competent. If something goes wrong, this hero has the skills to save the day. But it […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Nick Podehl

by Danielle This is my last regularly scheduled Narrator Spotlight as my time on the Reader’s Services Team is coming to a close. Don’t worry, I’ll still stop by and talk about a new favorite narrator from time to time! Since I began spotlighting narrators earlier this year, several coworkers have hounded me to talk […]

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