Appetite for Mystery

by Marie B. Here we are at the tail end of another year. I don’t know about you, but time seems to fly faster and faster as my own odometer ticks upward. Never mind, because this is one of my favorite times of year. I love the frosty mornings, the skeletal remains of the deciduous […]

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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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Feel Good, Easy Reads AKA Gentle Reads

by Jocelyn Looking for a book where sex, violence, and excessive profanity is left off the page? Look no further, we’ve got a category for you. It’s called Gentle Reads. These novels tend to be described with terms like “heart-warming,” “wholesome” or “hopeful,” and are entertaining stories full of encouragement and warmth. Often humorous, they […]

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Gift Books for Ruth’s Mom

Both my parents are in their 80s and have always loved to read, so this year Mom & Dad are each getting a big stack of books to get them through the winter.  I can just imagine Dad stoking the fire in the woodstove, then settling down in his recliner with a book, while Mom […]

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Books for MOM

From time to time, Mom asks me for book recommendations. Mom’s rules for novels: no swearing, sex, or violence, and not too dark & depressing. Mom likes a gentle, cozy read. Mom really liked Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, so […]

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