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Paris, by Edward Rutherfurd

If you enjoy sprawling stories that cover several centuries of history, you are probably already familiar with Edward Rutherfurd. He came to prominence with his first novel, … 315 more words


Like, Try, Why: Short Story Collections

I’ve started making readers’ advisory graphics for the library again now that we’re trying to get back into a routine after the move. We’ve also done some rebranding, and I’m going to start making graphics for children and adult titles, in addition to the teen ones I’ve been doing. 232 more words

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Breakfast Served Anytime, by Sarah Combs

Jessica shares this review:

Generally, I’m a fan of fantasy and maybe even paranormal. Realistic fiction never really caught my interest. However, I must confess, Breakfast Served Anytime, has become a quick favorite. 202 more words

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To Serve Them All My Days, by R. F. Delderfield

Over the past few years, I have spent a lot of time reading both fiction and nonfiction set in the early 20th century, from just prior to WW I and the years immediately following the war up to the start of WW II. 442 more words


Exploring Themes & Goals at the Decatur Book Festival

I’m no stranger to the Decatur Book Festival.  This Labor Day weekend tradition always has a prime spot on my calendar each year.  It’s not often that you get the opportunity to connect with so many profound adult, teen, and children’s authors in one location.   1,925 more words


The sword of truth

In a dramatic shift in setting, I’m now going to take a look at an author who’s either the Heinlein of epic fantasy or its Ayn Rand, Terry Goodkind, and his Sword of truth series. 8 more words

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Readers Advisory: The Book of Bad Things by Dan Poblocki

Scholastic Press, $16.99 hardbound, ISBN-10 0545645530, August 2014

When Cassidy Bean leaves New York to spend the summer upstate, she’s disappointed to find that Whitechapel is not the quiet, pleasant suburb she remembers. 262 more words

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