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Summer Reading Program: Explore Your World – Cinderella

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Naomi D'Archangel
It’s that time of year friends! Summer fun in the sun! Your Richmond Public Library is full of activities that follow along with our theme this year of Explore Your […]
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The Art of Reading Several Books at Once

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Naomi D'Archangel
As an avid and hungry reader, I am in a constant state of flux, reading several books at the “same time.” Why the quotations there? It’s not like I have […]
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Read Harder Challenge #8: Meet Me at the Intersection & Read Harder Challenge #9: Lost in the Red Hills of Mars

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Book Reviews
Prompt #8: An #ownvoices book set in Oceania If you read my Read Harder planning post back in December, you know that I had planned to read a different book […]
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Audiobooks as art

Posted about 1 month ago by Natalie Draper
There are good audiobook narrators, bad ones, just ok ones, or really excellent audiobook narrators. And sometimes the audiobook version of a novel enhances the text so much that it […]
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Celina’s /Z:in/ias

Posted about 2 months ago by Celina Williams
Posted in Book Reviews
Welcome to my inaugural post as a regular contributor to Shelf Respect! I’m excited about the opportunity to write and to share in this space. Originally, I asked to write […]
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Happy Birthday, Will!

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
  Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale? — “Twelfth Night”     William Shakespeare was baptized on 26 April, 1564, so […]
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Read Harder Challenge #6: Ignite the Stars & Read Harder Challenge #7: The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Book Reviews
Prompt #6: A book by an AOC set in or about space Full disclosure:  I was dreading this particular prompt.  Scifi is probably my least favorite genre to read.  So, […]
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April is National Card and Letter Writing Month

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
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April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
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Very early one rainy morning, I let my five dogs outside for their morning constitutional before breakfast. Only four came back inside. The Rosebud, a sheltie-cavalier mix (and my only […]
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New Books in Translation

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews
This week I’m bringing you a short list of what I’ve been enjoying from distant shores lately. The Wall by Max Annas, translated from the German by Rachel Hildebrandt I […]
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