Beyond Bestsellers: Weird History

by Emily Z. It’s a new month and that means a new Beyond Bestsellers theme! This October, we’re all about keeping it weird and historical with some weird history. What is that? Is that a genre of book now? Yes. Why just weird history, you ask? Well, the thing about history is that there’s a […]

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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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LibraryReads List April 2018

by Lindsey A. Spring is finally here, and with this rebirth we have a crop of exciting new publications! At the top of the list is one of the books I voted for, Circe by Madeline Miller. Miller’s debut novel, The Song of Achilles, is one of my favorite books, and she continues in that vein […]

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Unladylike: The Way of the Uncooperative Woman

By Emily Z. This all started with a book about female serial killers. I don’t quite remember how, but that book led to a book about being a single lady before it was cool. From there I discovered books about or by remarkable, multifarious women who were all very different in their approach to being […]

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Picture Book Writers: Children’s Author Biographies

by Emily Z. In the other half of my library life I plan library storytimes for children. Before I ran away and joined the library, I ran the children’s department at a bookstore. At this point I’m no longer certain which came first, a love of children’s literature or a livelihood that demanded it. Either […]

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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 November 2017

by Denise D.  Thankful for transporting reads It’s November– time to be thankful! I’m thankful for fluffy blankets, snuggling cats and new fall books. The perfect autumn activity! Books that transport me to another place or time– so that I can travel without disturbing the cats– earn double gratitude. The November 2017 LibraryReads list delivers. […]

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LibraryReads List October 2017

by Lindsey A. October – one of the best months ever – is upon us and with it comes all the cozy trappings of autumn. It’s one of my favorite times to read. I like to curl up on my love seat with a flannel blanket and a candle burning, and completely lose myself in […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Nonfiction For People who Think They Hate Nonfiction

​By Kaley C. I always thought I hated nonfiction. I’d try to read it on my lunch breaks or after work, but found myself unable to focus and suddenly in need of a nap or snack. I kept choosing books I felt would be interesting subjects, but still couldn’t sit down and read anything like when I read fiction. Eventually, during a […]

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All Shook Up

by Kim P. “The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”–Elvis 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Widely regarded as the “King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis’ life has grown into a mix of myth […]

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