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Book Reviews

(category archive)

Focus on the New: Nonfiction

Posted about 2 days ago by Lisa Crisman
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nonfiction as “writing or cinema that is about facts and real events.” Nonfiction titles may express an author’s point of view. Some nonfiction attempts to inform […]
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This Hispanic Heritage Month check out what new books Hoopla has to offer

Posted about 4 days ago by Natalie Draper
There is a nice variety of new fiction and nonfiction by Latinx authors that you can browse right now, from the comfort of your own home, on Hoopla. I’ve selected […]
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Focus on the New: Cookbooks

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
RVA is a foodie town and the Richmond Public Library has a wide range of cookbooks for everyone. Grilling to vegan, baking to soups, regional cuisines and more are available […]
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Reading and Listening Options for Low Vision, Blindness, and Other Physical Limitations

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
Are you too busy with projects to devote as much time as you’d like to reading?  Perhaps you can’t hold a book for very long without your arms getting so […]
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Focus on the New: Embroidery and Fiber Arts

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
While Covid-19 is keeping us close to home, many folks are developing new skills or revisiting old ones. Baking, sewing, painting, writing, gardening and graphic arts are just a few […]
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Read #WIT this month!

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Natalie Draper
It’s only Women in Translation Month* for a few more days but I couldn’t let August go by without sharing a list of past and upcoming books you should add […]
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YA Graphic Novel Adaptations

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
There is one trend in YA lit that has been gaining momentum that I’m 100% here for — that’s graphic novel adaptations. Many authors are taking their YA hits and […]
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Browsing the New Books Shelves (While You Can’t) – New Biographies

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved back a phase to curbside pickup, you need a […]
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Stuck at home? Go on a YA road trip!

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
It’s summer and many of us associate this time of year with traveling. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a visit with family in another state, or a day […]
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So nice I read it twice

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
Show of hands–who rereads books? I’ll wait. … I don’t, as a rule, reread novels. My TBR list is miles long, and as long as new books are being written, […]
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