Author Archives: Marina M.

You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Rewatch

by Marina M. I’m swinging for the nostalgia fences in my posts this year. I’ve already mentioned one iconic 1989 movie so I thought I’d go the distance and highlight a couple other favorite movies celebrating their 30th year. I was spurred to this current path by a podcast from The Rewatchables about a certain […]

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Feast by Foraging

by Marina M. My family went camping a lot when I was a kid. And, you know, a lot of it was for just being out in nature and roasting marshmallows over the open fire. Definitely not for the opportunity to experience a forest bathroom, though. Mainly, it was because, for as long as I […]

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Under the Sea

by Marina M. I don’t like to date myself but, in this case, it’s necessary. I was in 8th grade and taking an oceanography class when The Little Mermaid came out. That was almost thirty years ago. The combination of those two events led me to a life-long interest of marine life and marine biology. […]

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When the Cone of Silence is Breached

by Marina M. I identify as an ambivert. For clarification, that’s somebody that resides in the middle ground of the extrovert and introvert trait spectrum. At work I’ll put on my extrovert hat. I’ll get out there and be a paragon of personality, a skilled and shrewd searcher, a readers’ advisory advocate. At least in […]

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Continuing Edutainment

by Marina M. Learning: it’s not just for school I like to know stuff. That’s probably why I chose librarianship as a profession. And what I learned while I was getting my degree is that I really enjoyed the research aspect of all those papers I had to write. For both my undergraduate and graduate […]

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DK, Oh Yeah!

by Marina M. Most people will say there’s an author or two (or thirty) that they favor. Others will share their genre preferences. Sometimes–SOMETIMES–you can even pin somebody down to reveal their one true favorite book. For right then, at least. Because favorite books change with the season, the mood, the color of your hair, […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Full Cast Family

by Marina M. It’s a well-known fact that the members of the Readers’ Services Team are pro-audiobook. Therefore, we have a lot of opinions on the narration of those audiobooks. And it’s usually just one narrator, right? How about listening to an audiobook with the feeling of being at the theater? I’m talking about books […]

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Take a Letter Maria

by Marina M. The inspiration for this post came from Dear Diary Day, which is September 22. As you saw from my list of books with lists, I enjoy a little something extra to move my stories along. In this case, it’s the journal entry or a letter (typically many) written to another character. Or […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Metaphorical Journeys

by Marina M. A journey starts with a single page . . . As happens with many people that read a lot (or anything at all, really), I find that some books make a difference in my life. They take me on a journey, if you will. Not a physical or literal journey. More metaphorical. […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Golden Age Mysteries

by Jennifer K. Come Back to the Golden Age My father is a book collector. He used to take me to used book stores, where we would hunt the stacks for first editions of Golden Age detective stories. Mysteries of the Golden Age (the 1920s through the 1940s, with a few outliers before and after) […]

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