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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Beyond Bestsellers: Strange Speculations

by Emily Z. Once upon a time, I couldn’t stand short stories. Eventually I learned I was just reading the wrong ones. In celebration of this month’s Beyond Bestseller’s theme, I’m sharing some of my newly discovered besties. The collections I’ve collected here are all certainly something else, something quite other and strange. Their tales […]

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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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Sampling Shorts for Short Story Month

by Denise D.  Do you short story? Imagine yourself perusing the new books shelves. A cover catches your eye. Perhaps it’s the color. Maybe it’s the art. Or an author you’ve been meaning to try. You reach out. Pick it up. And then you notice the finer print: Stories.  What do you do? Murmur that you […]

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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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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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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: Special Edition

by KP Big city life with a side of the supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Season’s greetings and welcome […]

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16 in ’16: Read Short Stories Feedback

by Stacey & Michelle C. We are more than halfway through the short story book theme in the 16 in ’16 reading challenge. So far the entries have been a fun mix of genre anthologies, funny shorts, and literary novellas. Let’s take a look at what short stories some of the participants are reading: Stacey: “A short story […]

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16 in ’16: Read Short Stories

By Stacey   What is a short story? Simple version–a work of fiction that is shorter than a novel. A story that can be read in one sitting. Yet, a short story can be so much more. Marilyn Singer, author of over 90 children, young adult and poetry books eloquently elucidates: A short story is, in […]

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June is “Bathroom Reading” Month

by Ruth G. What makes a good bathroom read? Something that you can pick up, peruse, and put down, no bookmark needed.  (I suppose waterproofing would be a bonus.) There is a bathroom book for just about any mood: from trivia, world records, “believe it or not” books, to jokes & riddles, cartoon collections and […]

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