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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Embrace the (Reading) Season

by Marina Reading for the weather I recently had a conversation with a co-worker about my reading habits. The temperature was hitting the mid-teens outside. I looked at my OverDrive bookshelf and realized I had downloaded Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman and The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960 by Douglas […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Nick Podehl

by Danielle This is my last regularly scheduled Narrator Spotlight as my time on the Reader’s Services Team is coming to a close. Don’t worry, I’ll still stop by and talk about a new favorite narrator from time to time! Since I began spotlighting narrators earlier this year, several coworkers have hounded me to talk […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Jorjeana Marie

by Danielle On average I listen to about 75 books a year. Since I started using my commute and chores to work my way through my TBR pile, I’ve probably listened to over 300 books. I’ve fallen in and out of love with some narrators and had my favorites. But I confess that often times […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Funny Book Feedback

by Marina Well, we’re halfway through our funny book theme (and we only have TWO themes left of this whole challenge!!!) and that means it’s time for a feedback post. Where I share some of the books other participants have submitted to entice you to read even more! And if none of the selections below […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Funny Book

by Marina Welcome to the next theme of our Reading Resolutions: Read a Funny Book! As we near the tail end of an emotionally charged political season and start gearing up for the quickly approaching holiday season (requisite family time included) I’m sure you could use a good dose of humor. Just kidding! I know all […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Young Author

by Danielle I managed to volunteer for the hardest of all the Reading Resolutions 16 in ‘16 categories: Read an Author Under 30. Now this doesn’t just mean authors born in 1986 or later (like Jazz Jennings), but any author who published their first book by 30 (so Stephen King’s Carrie is included).  I probably don’t […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Hillary Huber

By Danielle I would listen to Hilary Huber narrate a phone book if I could. Hands down, she is my favorite narrator to listen to, partially because her range is so vast. She has narrated over 250 audio books including Southern mysteries to YA novels to memoirs and nonfiction to historical fiction. She is a multiple Audie […]

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16 in ’16: Read a YA Book Feedback

by Lindsey It’s time to check in and see how everyone is doing with their YA reads! I am happy to report that I finished Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman and I adored it. I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Michael Curran-Dorsano because his character voices are remarkably distinct (I especially loved his talking parrot), but […]

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