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Meanwhile…comics, heroes, & origin stories

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
I was compelled by otherworldly forces to come up with a list of read-alikes inspired by a recent favorite: Dear Cyborgs by Eugene Lim. The narrative shifts between a couple […]
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Reading to meet new and interesting trees

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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It occurred to me recently that I should be keeping track of the trees I encounter, often before leaving the first page, while reading a novel. A strong visual and […]
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Literary Travels: Minneapolis and points north

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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Virginia is hot as blazes in July so why not take a literal, or at least literary, journey to a cooler place? You don’t have to leave to get the […]
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Life imitating Art/Art Imitating Life, or, news stories we’d like to see fictionalized

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
Security Robot Commits Suicide Is the natural consequence of sophisticated AI going to be sad robots? NPR got me all misty thinking about Steve, the loneliest robot: “The roughly 5-foot […]
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Motel of the Mysteries

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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What books from your childhood still have a hold on you as an adult? Do you think of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie every time something in your […]
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Revisited, reinvented, reimagined

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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Ah, the agony and ecstasy of being a librarian–surrounded by all the books I could ever hope to read and no time to read them. My TBR (to be read) […]
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In the mood for something a little different?

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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I was delighted to discover that the author of the book I was reading last week was also one of the masterminds behind the joyful idea of Drag Queen Story […]
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Two tiny books, two elusive films, two fascinating women

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews, Film
I somehow ended up with these two curiously linked books at the same time without first realizing the connection they shared. Content and style wise they are quite different, but […]
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
I don’t know about you, dear readers, but my mom gave me my love of libraries, reading, and sharing books. Growing up in a military family we moved a lot […]
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Make time and space for Time and Space

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
It appears as though one of my favorites,┬áThe Book of Strange New Things,┬áhas been adapted into an Amazon series pilot: Oasis. The single episode offering has already diverted pretty sharply […]
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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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