Monthly Archives: October 2015

Scary Fairies

I was reading this interesting post over on Tor.com titled “Five Reasons Not To Piss Off the Fair Folk,” and it made me think of one of my recent favorite books about Scary Fairies. I know that some of you are … Continue reading

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The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and My Appreciation for Stephen King

Central Cinema will be showing The Shining here on Saturday, October 31st, at 1:00 p.m. in our auditorium. Seeing that coming up on our calendar made me think about reading The Shining, and then about reading Doctor Sleep. And how much I … Continue reading

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Looking for a way to be literary this holiday?

Check it out: 9 Literary Halloween Costumes from the Lazy to the Committed Then, check out the works that inspired the looks: We’ve also got some thrills and chills for you to peruse in CfR this month if you’d like to … Continue reading

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Toeing the Highbrow/Lowbrow Line: García Márquez and the Movies

The decorated Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez (fondly known as Gabo), author of such classics as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, was also, it appears, a great proponent of the soap opera. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Did you know it’s National Reading Group Month?

Actually, as much as I’d like to say yes, yes, it’s on my calendar in big red letters… I didn’t know this. But, I learned about it, so I’m sharing the news that October is National Reading Group Month from the … Continue reading

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BookPage Interview With Author Audrey Niffenegger

It’s the season now for enjoying ghost stories, and Audrey Niffenegger has a new curated collection of ghost stories out, Ghostly. It features her original illustrations and a few of her own stories, along with stories by Kelly Link, Edgar … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

  “Ta-Nehisi Coates can be identified in many ways: as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, as an author and, as of [last] month, as a nominee for the National Book Award’s nonfiction prize. But Mr. Coates also has a not-so-secret … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Midwest Presses: Two Dollar Radio’s Binary Star

This month, Center for the Reader has put together a display of Midwest presses, including (but not limited to) the Columbus, Ohio-based Two Dollar Radio. In keeping with this theme, The Rumpus‘s Luke Wiget talks to Binary Star author Sarah Gerard (AND … Continue reading

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Scribbler’s Ghost Story Contest

You may remember reading our post about the Scribbler blog (if not, please feel free to click the link). I wanted to make sure I let our readers know about the Scribbler’s 2015 Ghost Story contest. You may read all about it … Continue reading

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Our Recent Discussion of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

The Central Book Group met on October 13th to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Here are a few thoughts from readers: The book seemed like a bit of a slow starter for a few … Continue reading

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