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New Books in Translation

Posted about 2 weeks 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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Robert’s picks: French Film Festival

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Film
Bonjour (or bonsoir, depending on what time of day you’re reading this)!   Time again for the French Film Festival, hosted by the Byrd Theatre as it has been for over […]
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RPL’s “Best of the Best” of 2018

Posted about 4 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 5 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Film
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Nonstop Nonfiction

Posted about 5 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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So many new books, so little time

Posted about 6 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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It’s all in your head: time, memory, and the mind

Posted about 7 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 8 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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Beat the heat with some chilling reads

Posted about 9 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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See the World in 10 new books

Posted about 10 months ago by Natalie Draper
We’re back this week with some packing suggestions for your travel reading pleasure. These books are also a good substitute if, like me, you aren’t going anywhere for a while. […]
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Natalie Draper

Natalie is the Main Library manager, blog editor, and a compulsive reader of all genres, except romance. She has a particular fondness for the strange and unusual, and for small indie presses, so look to her reviews if you're in the mood for something a little different.

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