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Meet Authors: Earn Extra Credit by A. B. Westrick

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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What’s it like to work as a bartender? Are you still teaching yoga? Will your travels to Ireland find a place in your next novel? Why’d you drop the research […]
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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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A Book Worth Finishing

Posted about 2 years ago by Jonah Butler
Not long ago Goodread put out an infographic about finishing books. In their survey they discovered that somewhere around 38% of people who read will finish a book no matter […]
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Road Trip Audio to Download…Free!

Posted about 2 years ago by Lisa Crisman
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Late summer road trip in your future?  Check out this week’s downloads from SyncAudiobooks for Teens. Three weeks of great titles left for this summer, with two titles each week. […]
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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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The Glitch Ramblings of Iphone’s Quicktype

Posted about 2 years ago by Jonah Butler
The modern human life is mostly dependent on technology. We are connected. We wear our computers on our wrists, reminding us to not forget to breathe. They’re in our back […]
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