Wrapping Up Beyond Bestsellers: Magical Realism

by Kristi S. Well, the magic is gone and life is boring again. That may be a touch dramatic, but it is the end of November, which means it’s time to close the book on Beyond Bestsellers: Magical Realism. I’ve had so much fun reading around the world in this theme. I’ve never focused my […]

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If You Liked the Night Circus…

By Kaley C. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to read The Night Circus. A very eager colleague of mine with similar reading tastes was insistent that I’d love it, and they were right! It’s not a straightforwardly fantasy novel, but pretty darn close and would be a great suggestion for those looking […]

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The Fantastic Tween Comic Scene

by Emily Z. The holidays are upon us now. For some of us, that means: Winter Break Long trips to other peoples’ houses Even longer periods of waiting for some elaborate meal to be prepared Holiday parties where everyone is somehow between 5 and 50 years older than you (or at least 5 years younger […]

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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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Beyond Bestsellers: Magical Realism

By Kristi S. October is over, the magic of the holiday season is upon us, and we are just beginning the magic of a new Beyond Bestsellers theme. If my pointed clues weren’t enough for you to guess, this month’s theme is Magical Realism! If you need a reminder of what Beyond Bestsellers is all […]

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What’ll You Have?

by Marie B. My first job, not counting babysitting, was waiting tables in a truck stop in Philippi, a rural West Virginia town.   Philippi was (and is) a small town with a big heart.  One can still ask, “Does anyone know what happened at the stoplight in Philippi” without causing undue consternation as to which […]

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Casting Call: Strong Female Leads

By Kaley C. I’ve subconsciously found myself drawn to books with a female-centric story lately or just those focused around a heroine navigating tricky situations. I think it’s possibly the excitement leading up to Geek Girl Con, something I’ve attended for years now and have grown to really love. Our own Lead Librarian for Readers’ Services, […]

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Patron Picks: Gentle Reads

by Kristi S. One of my favorite things about working in a library is seeing all the new books coming in. Unfortunately, my eyes are too big for my reading speed and I often find myself returning piles of titles that have gone unread. So I’m always grateful when I can talk with patrons about […]

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LibraryReads List September 2018

by Emily Z. Oh my. It is basically fall now, isn’t it? Have you dusted off your reusable, resin decorative gourds and nutmeg-scented LED tea lights yet? Now that the apocalyptic haze of smoke is fading I’m feeling ready for a nice, briskly refreshing coating of rain and falling leaves. Or perhaps you’re looking to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Short Stories

by Kimberly P. Welcome to another round of Beyond Bestsellers! This month we’ll be tackling short stories (Yes, I know short stories are more a “format” than a “genre” but bear with me.) Short stories are probably one of my favorite formats to read, especially with the weather starting to cool down. What’s better than sitting with […]

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