Take a Letter Maria

by Marina M. The inspiration for this post came from Dear Diary Day, which is September 22. As you saw from my list of books with lists, I enjoy a little something extra to move my stories along. In this case, it’s the journal entry or a letter (typically many) written to another character. Or […]

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Back to School Movies

by Michelle C.  I’ll admit it. I am one of those people who loved high school. Recess was also never my favorite subject in elementary school. Math was. The first day of school always filled me with joy. New pencils just waiting to be sharpened. The waxy smell of crayons. An attempt at curled bangs […]

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Through Space and Time

by Marina It’s about time . . . travel. I’m a sucker for books (and movies) with time travel or parallel world elements. In my somewhat limited reading of the genre, I have determined that they fall into two categories. The not-quite-so-detailed fantasy or down-to-the-smallest-detail science fiction. I lean more towards the fantasy ones. The […]

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Books with Lists

by Marina And my lists will go on . . . . I like making lists. Lists of things to do and buy (you know, that old reliable grocery list), places to visit, books to read (which you can do in BiblioCommons, as I’m sure you are well aware), movies to watch, plants to grow, […]

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Shakespeare, Modernized

by Marina Today we celebrate Shakespeare! April 23rd is Talk Like Shakespeare Day and we celebrate both his birth and death on that day. I’m a fan of Shakespeare. Of his plays, at least. The comedies more than the tragedies. I guess I don’t really know much about the man himself. Besides what might be true in […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Read by the Author

by Marina Combating the Commute I have a bit of a commute. Not a long one. But twenty-five minutes, give or take, each way. You know, depending on traffic. Or the weather. (Can’t call myself a Washingtonian without adding those conditions. You know how it is.) So, rather than besiege myself with the repetitive nature of […]

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Awards Round-up: February 2017

by Michelle C. Welcome to the February Awards Round-up! At the end of each month we compile the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. February has the double whammy of the Grammys and the Oscars. Get ready to place some holds! Academy Awards Presented annually on television, the Oscars can cause a flurry of […]

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Teen Fiction: Not Just For Teens!

by Liz I read teen fiction. Not religiously, but quite a bit. I know some folks (my sister!) who don’t, or maybe won’t, read teen fiction. Perhaps hung up on misconceptions that the writing quality is somehow inferior, or that the subject matter won’t pertain to them, and I have to say, I think these […]

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LibraryReads List March 2017

by Marina It’s March! The month when many people are rooting for one college basketball team or another. But if you aren’t a sports fan then you need to root for something else, right? How about these upcoming releases? Librarians around the country are already giving them rave reviews. The top title of the March […]

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Awards Round-up: January 2017

by KP Welcome to the January Awards Round-up! Each month we gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. A new year marks a new award season, and January offered a robust number of ceremonies honoring titles in the entertainment and publishing world. Some of the month’s biggest winners included:            […]

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