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Modern Romance is the combination of Aziz Ansari’s stand-up comedy and social science to give a tour of our new & strange romantic modern world. 86 more words

Technology

Kindred

Let’s go now to something painfully serious.

Sorry.
Kindred / Octavia Butler

This is one of those classic sf books that appears to get overlooked with depressing frequency due to the authors twin failings of being neither white nor male. 390 more words

Book Reviews

The 51 Best #Fantasy #Series Ever Written | BuzzFeed #books #reading #genrefiction

Whether you’re a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there’s something for you here. 21 more words

Librarianship

A Tale of Three Atticuses

About a month ago, what has to be the biggest literary event of my lifetime went down when, 55 years after Harper Lee’s mega-classic GNOAT (greatest novel of all time) contender To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Collins published her second novel, Go Set a Watchman. 1,259 more words

Benbrook Library

Juvenile Fiction Reading Project

I recently started a new project for myself.  I made a list of 97 early chapter book series from my library shelves, most of which are not widely read*.   296 more words

J Fiction Project

Weird (and wonderful)

August 20 is the 125th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, author of “The Call of Cthulhu.”  So, let’s celebrate with children’s books!

From the moment I saw Julia Keller’s… 193 more words

Readers' Advisory

Urban Fantasy Genre Guide

We’ve started a new kind of book club at my library: a genre book club. Each month, staff selects a sample reading list for a genre, patrons sign up for a book from the list, and then staff facilitate a discussion where each participant can discuss the book they read and how it relates to the genre as a whole. 2,209 more words

Reading Life