Author Archives: Lindsey A.

Irish Voices

by Lindsey A. As I reflect on the past year of reading (there were piles of picture books; I’ve grown very picky about rhyming schemes now that I’m presenting storytime for babies and toddlers), I realize that I’ve been listening to OverDrive audiobooks more than ever before. I love to zone out in bed with […]

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Mary Shelley and Her Monster

by Lindsey A. 2018 marks the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley. With this book, the science fiction genre was spearheaded by a teenage girl. Many associate Frankenstein with this guy, or this guy, or maybe even this guy. As a student of literary studies (i.e., English), I spent a […]

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LibraryReads List November 2018

by Lindsey A. Well! October flew by. This publishing season has given us a cornucopia of treasures. I’ve been reading nonstop. Maybe that’s why the month seemed so short! LibraryReads features some exciting titles in their latest list of librarian-picked books releasing this month. Not only do we get new installments to popular series (Chief […]

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LibraryReads List October 2018

by Lindsey A. October is one of my favorite months! We are fully immersed in fall this month. Whether you celebrate Halloween, harvest time, or simply enjoy the cozy sights and scents of the season, I hope you will find time for yourself to read in peace. Consider it a form of self-care! LibraryReads has […]

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You Caught My Eye: Beautiful Books

by Lindsey A. I’m a sucker for a beautiful book. They say we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and that’s true to an extent. Authors often have no say in the appearance of their books; sometimes that decision is made by the publisher. Still, some covers are just odious. On the other hand, […]

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Child Narrators

by Lindsey A. NoveList (one of Sno-Isle Libraries’ reading databases) recently added themes to their array of browsable story elements. Different from genre or subject, themes are “popular and recurring plot elements found in fiction.” They describe the overall plot. They have themes for all age groups. A full list may be found in NoveList’s Help […]

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LibraryReads List August 2018

by Lindsey A. August is the month of women! Every author featured on this month’s LibraryReads list is a woman, and the books themselves are female-focused. Just an observation! At the top of the list is Vox by Christina Dalcher, a compelling dystopian novel about a future in which women are limited to speaking 100 […]

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Bestseller Time Capsule

by Lindsey A. A few months ago I discovered a website (it’s not pretty) that lists past New York Times Best Sellers by week. What this generates is a literary time capsule from the time you were born. I turn 36 next month, specifically on July 31. I’m an Eighties baby, raised on a diet of Care […]

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LibraryReads List June 2018

by Lindsey A. Can you believe summer is already upon us? I’ve been trapped in a fugue state of summer program planning, but now I’m ready to breathe and read. LibraryReads has kicked off the summer with a new list of books recommended by librarians across the nation. Psychological suspense is perennially popular, and the […]

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Bookish Podcasts

by Lindsey A. There was a time when podcasts intimidated me. Once I realized I could easily access them through my iPhone podcast app, they had me hooked. I love history podcasts (Stuff You Missed in History Class, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, History Extra, etc.) and true crime podcasts (My Favorite Murder, Atlanta Monster, In […]

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