Author Archives: Lois H.

Summer Jams

by Lois H. Much like the festive months of winter, the summer season has its own genre of music. Summer jams are often less lyrically specific than holiday tunes. They usually connote the feeling of summer through composition and melody. And while we all seem to share a collective cultural understanding of holiday music, summer […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Bye, Bye Biographies!

by Lois H. It’s the end of the month already and it’s time for us to say goodbye to biographies and memoirs. This doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye, of course, but we’ll be moving on to something a little different. Starting in July, Beyond Bestsellers is going to start focusing less on […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Memoirs and Biographies

by Lois H. Happy June and welcome to another month of Beyond Bestsellers! I hope you had some good laughs last month as we celebrated all things humorous. This month, we’ll be taking a walk in another person’s shoes. That’s right—it’s Memoir and Biography month. Need a refresher on Beyond Bestsellers? Here’s a quick rundown.

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It’s Gemini Season

by Lois H. Buckle up everybody because it’s Gemini season. For some, it’s a time of loathing or choice memes. For me and my fellow airy twins…this is our time. Gemini season runs from about May 21 to June 21. This is the time of year when the sun transits the Gemini constellation. According to […]

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To what purpose, April

by Lois H. To what purpose, April, do you return again? Beauty is not enough. You can no longer quiet me with the redness Of little leaves opening stickily. I know what I know. “Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay (lines 1-5) April seems a fitting month for National Poetry Month. There’s something about the […]

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Prose Bowl 2019: Round 3

by Lois H. Welcome back to Prose Bowl 2019! At the beginning of March, we started with 60 of the best books from the past year. After two weeks of voting, we narrowed our competitors down to the top title of each genre. Now it’s time for a genre showdown! For some, this may be […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

by Lois H. March is Women’s History Month! I believe that we should celebrate the many accomplishments of women every day of the year. However, I also appreciate the designation of a month as a reminder to celebrate, educate, and think about the future. This March, I have decided to try to only consume books, […]

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From Podcast to Page

By Lois H. It’s safe to say that I’m a podcast fanatic. I listen while driving, cleaning, walking, and any other moment of the day that I can spare. I even listen to a podcast while I’m trying to fall asleep! This past weekend, I spent an inspiring two days listening to my favorite creators at […]

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