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The Williamsburg Novels, by Elswyth Thane

If you’ve already read the Williamsburg series, you can have a good laugh at this cover, which has a very noir, “Philip Marlowe in Colonial Williamsburg” feel that is completely unlike the actual novels. 371 more words


The end (times), or, the end of the semester.

It’s impossible for me to believe that it’s nearly the end of the semester. All the planning and worrying about what is due when, and in just a couple more weeks, the semester will be over. 1,223 more words

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Nightshifted (Edie Spence novels)

Nightshifted / Cassie Alexander

True story: every time I see the cover of this book I initially misread it as “Nightshift Ted”, which I assume would be a contemporary fantasy novel about a janitor who is forced to clean up after the apparently mandatory vampire/werewolf conflict. 687 more words

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Readers' Advisory 2: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall. Nancy Kress

Quick Facts

Author: Nancy Kress

Published 2012 Tachyon Publication

189pp. 9781616960650. $14.95

Science Fiction

available in print and e-book

Why I Read It

The cover is striking. 802 more words


Using Evernote for Reader's Advisory

I love reader’s advisory. I love learning about new books and backlist titles, and figuring out what someone might like to read next based on their past reading habits or other interests. 501 more words

Book Life

Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film, by Glenn Kurtz

This is a powerful history. It is a story of survival, loss, atrocity, renewal, guilt, luck, sadness, and hope. Three Minutes in Poland is a painstakingly-researched book that grew out of a home movie made by David Kurtz, the author’s grandfather. 354 more words


Readers' Advisory 2: Sex Criminals Vol. 2. Matt Fraction

Quick Facts

Author: Matt Fraction

Illustrator: Chip Zdarsky

Published 2015 Image Comics. 9781632151933

$14.99US. 128pp

Science Fiction

Available in print

Why I Read It

When I first read Volume 1, I remeber thinking only two words: strange & entertaining. 524 more words