Killing Me Softly

by Marie B. It’s no secret that I am a fan of gritty mysteries.  I am often feverishly turning pages when I really ought to be sleeping – I have to know what happens next!  Sometimes, though, I want to kick the terror down a couple of notches with a kinder, gentler mystery.  That’s where […]

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A Fond Farewell to Beyond Bestsellers: Up Lit

By Kristi S. February is coming to an end, and so is our journey into Up Lit. Have you been uplifted this month? I have a definite tendency to read depressing books, so this month I set all of them aside in favor of something more upbeat. A life-changing quest After a glowing review from […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Up Lit for Book Clubs!

By Kristi S. We are halfway through our February Beyond Bestsellers month. Where has your reading taken you? I hope you’ve already taken our quiz and found some titles you connected with. People are always searching the library for uplifting books, and it seems that book clubs are especially looking for the lighter side of […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Up Lit

By Kristi S. February is here and it’s time for our new Beyond Bestsellers theme. If you need a reminder of what Beyond Bestsellers is all about, here’s a quick recap. For the month of February, we are going to be exploring Up Lit! Never heard of Up Lit? Neither had I until I started […]

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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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