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RPL’s “Best of the Best” of 2018

Posted about 4 days 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 weeks ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Film
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Nonstop Nonfiction

Posted about 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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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Can’t Get Enough of The Darkest Minds? Try these page-turners…

Posted about 4 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Are you a fan of Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds?  Were you one of the first to see the movie this week?  If you’re like me, the answer is YES! […]
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Beat the heat with some chilling reads

Posted about 5 months ago by Natalie Draper
OK, it’s raining and a little cooler outside but we will soon find ourselves back in the sweltering swamp of August so we have a few chilling thrills to keep […]
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