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Expanding your reading repertoire...

Working at the library, we do a lot of reader’s advisory for patrons. Which sometimes is harder than others, depending on how much help the patron can give you, and whether you’re familiar with the genre(s) they like. 697 more words

Books And Book Reviews

The thousand names

The thousand names / Django Wexler

In my previous post I mentioned that I might do a longer post on this one. I’ve since finished the second book in the series (on the quatorze, no less) and have lots to say about it so I’m going to review this one first. 735 more words

Book Reviews

Tools for your anti-racist toolkit

The recent massacre in South Carolina has probably left parents and teachers looking for tools to help children better understand race and racism.  These topics can be tricky and uncomfortable.  559 more words

Readers' Advisory

Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy #Romances | NPR #list #books #romance #HEA

It annoys me when the media and the close-minded do not respect or acknowledge the romance genre as quality fiction. Some of my favourite, most memorable, most thought-provoking and most heart-wrenching reads (and Kleypas re-reads) have been from this genre. 448 more words


1001 Books for Every Mood - By: Hallie Ephron, Ph.D.

I know that you already know about the Reader’s Help Desk here at the Wheaton Public Library. Here’s a secret you might not know about it: besides the incredibly talented and helpful staff that will assist you to find that next Mystery, Thriller, or book club book you want, it has an unassuming, little shelf next to it. 323 more words


Book Review: Vacationland

Delivered in hauntingly vivid prose, Sarah Stonich’s Vacationland is woven from elegantly intertwined stories that offer snapshots of character’s lives.

Each story can stand alone, but together, each story is a brushstroke is the larger painting of the the North woodland resort, Naledi Lodge.  200 more words