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Travel Traditions

Posted about 5 months ago by Adam Zimmerli
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Now that summer’s finally leaving and fall seems right around the corner, many of us who have busy summers are entering into vacation season. That means choosing what to bring […]
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It’s all in your head: time, memory, and the mind

Posted about 5 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 6 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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Can’t Get Enough of The Darkest Minds? Try these page-turners…

Posted about 6 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Are you a fan of Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds?  Were you one of the first to see the movie this week?  If you’re like me, the answer is YES! […]
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Beat the heat with some chilling reads

Posted about 7 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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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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See the World in 10 new books

Posted about 8 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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A few new LGBTQ reads for your Pride Month reading list

Posted about 8 months ago by Natalie Draper
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Bingo Love is the most enjoyable romantic graphic novel I have ever encountered. I read it three times and don’t even like romance. Hazel and Mari meet and fall in […]
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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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