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Read Harder Challenge #1: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Posted about 3 days ago by Jennifer Deuell
We are halfway through January and I’ve finished my first Read Harder Challenge book!  I decided to start with prompt #1, otherwise I would do all my favorite prompts first […]
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Book Riot’s 2019 Read Harder Challenge

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
This challenge is designed to get you out of your reading comfort zone. It pushes readers to explore new genres, new authors, new subjects, and more.
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RPL’s “Best of the Best” of 2018

Posted about 1 month ago by Natalie Draper
2018, what a great year for books! What year isn’t, really, but some years feel special. This year my personal list of favorites was 31 titles long. While I work […]
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Robert’s Reviews

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Film
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Nonstop Nonfiction

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
What I have always sought from books, and one reason my reading tastes can run a little…unusual at times, is to experience the world from another’s perspective. Books have this […]
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Edge of Your Seat Mysteries for Teens

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
The change in weather and the fall winds blowing puts me in the mood for a good mystery, something to keep me on the edge of my seat.  That is […]
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So many new books, so little time

Posted about 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
The trouble with being a busy sort of person in a profession where one finds oneself surrounded at all times by books is the endlessly frustrating reality of never having […]
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Travel Traditions

Posted about 4 months ago by Adam Zimmerli
Posted in Travel | Tagged with , ,
Now that summer’s finally leaving and fall seems right around the corner, many of us who have busy summers are entering into vacation season. That means choosing what to bring […]
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It’s all in your head: time, memory, and the mind

Posted about 4 months ago by Natalie Draper
So, we’re looking at more of a Category 2 Book Situation this weekend, right? I figure one book to every inch of rain in the forecast is a good ratio. […]
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The Shakespeare Requirement and other back to school reads (for grown-ups)

Posted about 5 months ago by Natalie Draper
Fans of epistolary novels should remember fondly Julie Schumacher’s ugly laugh inducing little hate/love letter to higher ed, Dear Committee Members. Those fans should now be rejoicing in the streets that […]
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