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Romance in Color

Posted about 6 days ago by Meg Raymond
Lupercalia was an ancient Roman feast celebrated to welcome Spring.  By the 6th century, the pagan (read racy) aspects of the celebration were downplayed, and the holiday became associated with […]
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Read Harder Challenge #2: Wolf by Wolf

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
I just finished book #2 for Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. The prompt was an alternate history novel and I was originally planning on reading Dodger by Terry Pratchett, but […]
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Another Boy: Roald Dahl and Denton Welch

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jonathan Tuttle
As a child, I loved Roald Dahl for the reasons all his fans do, for his inventiveness, for the integrity of his worlds, for his readiness to admit to children […]
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Read Harder Challenge #1: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Posted about 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Film
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Nonstop Nonfiction

Posted about 3 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 4 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 4 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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