Saddle Up! Westerns from Book to Screen

By Julie T. Many a yarn spun about the American West originated between the pages of a book. If you’re like me, you may have enjoyed many of these films, but have never read the books on which they are based. The western genre has expanded beyond dated depictions of the “Wild West”, filled with […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Western Lists

by Liz K. With the last rays of September sun setting over the horizon, our Beyond Bestsellers: Westerns month comes to a close. I hope you enjoyed this challenge and were inspired to discover some new favorites. I know I did! If you’re still looking for that new favorite or are just curious about what […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Confessions and Suggestions from a Western Avoider

by Denise D. Confession Library folk like books (not a secret). But most of us have one (or more) genres we read with great reluctance. For years, Westerns were my genre-to-avoid. A library friend once described Westerns as romance for men. That explanation sufficed for me. I don’t really like romance and I’m not a […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Westerns

by Liz K. We are officially halfway through the month of September and our month of reading Westerns. I hope you are enjoying exploring this genre as much as I am! Already knowing that I enjoy the Historical/Classic Westerns, I have focused my reading this month on titles that cross over into other genres. Here are […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Westerns

by Liz K. (SnoIsleLib_LizK) Welcome to September! The bad news: Summer is unofficially over. The good news: A new Beyond Bestsellers theme is upon us! New to Beyond Bestsellers? Not sure how to get started with our new community reading program? You can get caught up here, but it’s really pretty simple. Each month we’ll […]

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My Summer Reads (Update)

By Liz Back in June I shared with you all my plan for getting through my never-ending stack of books. I cultivated a summer reading list for myself and with summer’s unofficial end being yesterday, I thought an update was in order. All in all I think my experiment has gone pretty well. Audiobooks have […]

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Awards Round-up: June 2016

by Liz Welcome to The Biblio Files’ June Awards Round-up. This month’s awards are quite the eclectic mix! A little something for everyone, as the saying goes!  First up this month, we have the BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction. One of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, the WPFF is awarded annually and celebrates the best full-length fiction […]

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Branding Westerns

by Stacey I know, I know-1st rule of Bibliophile Club is never, ever write in library books. But then I became aware of our western readers method of capturing what books they have read and I love it. I think of it as a unique brand particular to each reader.   These brands testify to […]

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16 in ’16: Read an Award Winner

by Jocelyn It’s time to Read an Award Winner (or an Honor or shortlisted title)…the next 16 in ’16 Reading Challenge. The book you choose can be fiction or nonfiction, literary or genre, or even an audiobook. If you’re looking for national award winners, take a look at the Man Booker Prize, National Book Award, […]

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Meet the Author Next Door: Alexis Morgan & Pat Pritchard

by Pat Pritchard/Alexis Morgan USA Today Best-selling author Alexis Morgan has always loved reading and now spends her days imagining worlds filled with strong alpha heroes and gutsy heroines. She is the author of more than thirty books, novellas, and short stories that span a variety of genres: American West historical romances (as Pat Pritchard); […]

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