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Book Reviews

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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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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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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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Summer Reads to Give You the Chills (Teen Edition)

Posted about 7 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
I don’t know about you, but in the summer I typically like to read some good beach reads.  This year, however, I just haven’t been feeling it. So I decided […]
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Mental Health Books for Teens

Posted about 9 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan, I will admit, is a hefty book.  It is long and it is deep but it captivated me from page […]
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Social Justice Books for Teens

Posted about 9 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
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I recently read the book Dear Martin by Nic Stone and was captivated by its powerful portrayal of a young black teen’s experiences with racism and police brutality in the […]
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Staff Picks: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Posted about 10 months ago by Natalie Draper
It’s finally May (May the 4th be with you!) so if you’re like us, you’re already picking out your summer books for parks, beach, and plane reading. Aren’t you? Well, […]
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