Embrace the (Reading) Season

by Marina Reading for the weather I recently had a conversation with a co-worker about my reading habits. The temperature was hitting the mid-teens outside. I looked at my OverDrive bookshelf and realized I had downloaded Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman and The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960 by Douglas […]

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Rory Gilmore Reads

by Julie T. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the four-part revival on Netflix, felt like catching up with old friends. At the time of the original series run (2000-2007), I aged alongside Rory Gilmore. The struggles she faces in the revival are similar to those of so many other early 30-somethings. Snappy pop […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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16 in ’16: Read a New Book

by Jocelyn Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final challenge in the Reading Resolutions: 16 in ’16 contest. For the next three weeks, we challenge you to read…a book published in 2016 (also known as a “New” book). With about 300,000 books published in the United States every year, that gives you A LOT of […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Jorjeana Marie

by Danielle On average I listen to about 75 books a year. Since I started using my commute and chores to work my way through my TBR pile, I’ve probably listened to over 300 books. I’ve fallen in and out of love with some narrators and had my favorites. But I confess that often times […]

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Veterans Day

by Marina I recently finished listening to Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. I wasn’t a huge fan of the narrator–her vocal inflections came across as too “cutesy” for me. Even though Roach writes humor with a deft hand in her scientific topics I felt it needed a narrator with slightly […]

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LibraryReads List November 2016

by Marina Welcome to the last new LibraryReads list of 2016–December will feature a best of 2016 list from all of this year’s previous winners. If you’ve read along with LibraryReads in 2016 do you have any predictions of what will make that list? The “best of” for November is Faithful by Alice Hoffman. The […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Funny Book Feedback

by Marina Well, we’re halfway through our funny book theme (and we only have TWO themes left of this whole challenge!!!) and that means it’s time for a feedback post. Where I share some of the books other participants have submitted to entice you to read even more! And if none of the selections below […]

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Where’d You Go?

by Stacey Library customers come and go.  A frequent conversation among staff is “Remember so and so”. Often there is a give and take with customers for years and one day you realize you haven’t seen them in a while. Where did they go? We see so many people it is difficult to remember everyone’s […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Funny Book

by Marina Welcome to the next theme of our Reading Resolutions: Read a Funny Book! As we near the tail end of an emotionally charged political season and start gearing up for the quickly approaching holiday season (requisite family time included) I’m sure you could use a good dose of humor. Just kidding! I know all […]

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