Author Archives: Anne

Question of the Week: What is your favorite horror read?

You didn’t really think we were going to ask you about fluffy bunnies on the day before Halloween, did you?  Of course not. I’m not really much into horror myself, though I did go through a Stephen King phase when I was a teen.  But lately, I’ve discovered an author who’s books are so well […]

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Spooky…

It’s that time of year when we all like to add a little bit of spookiness to our lives.  There are plenty of scary novels to read and movies to watch that will leave you hiding under your blanket – we’ve all got our favorites.  But what if you’re the type that likes to get […]

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Question of the Week

Have you ever read a book, just because you heard it was banned? It seems that whenever somebody makes a fuss over something – a book, a movie, or a song for instance – there’s a mad rush of people that hurry right out to take a look or listen and find out just what’s […]

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

We often take for granted our access to the books we want to read – everything we could possibly want is available, practically at our fingertips or at most a short wait away.  Each year, however, many books are challenged for removal from school or public libraries.  Banned Books Week is the time of year […]

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Question of the Week

Which classic is your favorite? As procrastinating students visit the library in search of the books they’re supposed to read before school starts, focus inevitably turns to the classics.  Like many people, I chide myself for not reading very many and occasionally tackle one between my other reads.  It’s a bit difficult to pick a […]

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Get Crafty!

You might not want to be reminded, but the holiday season is approaching and time to create the best homemade gift EVER is ticking by. What’s that?  You want inspiration, not Pinspiration?  A good old-fashioned book you can hold in your hands?  Then I’ve got just the thing for you.  Three titles full of projects […]

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Question of the Week

What books are at the top of your summer reading list this year? For many, summer is the time to kick back, relax, and catch up on reading during vacations.  I like to catch those quiet moments sitting outside in the morning with my coffee and a book, birds chirping and fluttering about. This summer […]

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Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson may not be a household name for you, but chances are you’re familiar with his work.  Matheson was a prolific author and screenwriter who died this week at the age of 87.  He wrote numerous books and short stories, primarily in the genres of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. Six of Matheson’s novels have […]

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Question of the Week

What is your favorite book you read as a child? My absolute favorite book was Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink.  I read it numerous times when I was young, and have read it as an adult.  I know exactly where my copy is sitting (with this cover), and will no doubt read it again. […]

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Lost at Sea with Jon Ronson

If I ever find myself lost at sea (which I hope I don’t), it would be all right with me if Jon Ronson was along in the life raft.  He has spent time with so many unusual and eccentric people that I’m sure his storytelling would help while away the hours as the sharks circled, […]

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