In the Manor of Shirley Jackson

by Emily Z. A few weeks ago, I suddenly felt the urge to look up the release date for the film adaptation of We Have Always Lived in the Castle. The short answer is, it is unclear. However, the very next day, the nominees for the Shirley Jackson Award were announced. It was all a […]

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LibraryReads List May 2018

by Emily Z. It’s that time again–time to begin the transition from sweaters to summer tops and also to unveil the May book picks from LibraryReads. Maybe keep an extra sweater in your car, though. The sun will make up its mind soon. The LibraryReads readers have selected a vivid array of titles this month, […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: an End to the Suspense

by Denise D.  What a roller coaster month it has been! Snow, daffodils, sleet, cherry blossoms, t-shirts, triple layers. The weather definitely twisted us around. Did the suspense? Did you find some good reads to keep you up late into the night, peeking over your shoulder? I hit the jackpot with recent suspense releases that […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Is the Suspense Entertaining You?

by Denise D.  Ides of March Happy Ides of March, Beyond Bestsellers! (Hopefully the day is treating you better than it did Julius Caesar and the only thing making you wary is the suspense in your novel!) Did our quiz lead you to a good match? Have you read enough suspense to create a list? If so, we’d […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Suspense

by Denise D.  It’s March! That means daffodils, college basketball, and spring.  For those participating in our Beyond Bestsellers community reading challenge, March means a new theme. (Check out Jocelyn’s January blog if you need a refresher on how to participate in Beyond Bestsellers.) What’s our theme for March? Ready?… Wait! Who’s that reading over […]

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LibraryReads List February 2018

by Emily Z. Can you even believe it is already February? Whether or not you’re thrilled with the pace of this year’s progress, February’s LibraryReads List has a little bit of everything to distract you from tax season. There’s family drama (real and fictional), chilling thrillers, continuing dystopian travails, historical fiction, and Sophie Kinsella, bringing the love just […]

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LibraryReads List January 2018

by Lindsey A. There is nothing quite like the excitement of a new year of books, and 2018 is no exception. January’s LibaryReads list has arrived, so start adding to your lists! It looks like we have a number of series continuations this year, including the third in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series, the third […]

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Once upon a Crime: Stella Cameron

by Lindsey A. We have one more author visiting for Oak Harbor Library‘s Once upon a Crime series! This series features local authors of mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Previous authors interviewed include Marty Wingate, Robert Dugoni, and Kevin O’Brien. This week we feature an interview with author Stella Cameron. On Oct. 31, Stella will visit the […]

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Once upon a Crime: Kevin O’Brien

by Lindsey A. Today we offer you an interview with crime writer Kevin O’Brien for the Once upon a Crime author series! This series at the Oak Harbor Library features four local authors of mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. On select Tuesdays in October, a different author will visit the library to talk about their books and […]

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Once upon a Crime: Robert Dugoni

by Lindsey A. This week we feature an interview with bestselling crime writer Robert Dugoni, who will be at the Oak Harbor Library on Oct. 10. This is part of the series Once upon a Crime, in which local authors of mystery, thriller, and suspense novels visit the library on select Tuesdays to talk about […]

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