Monthly Archives: December 2015

Reading resolutions? Try 101 lies, instead.

A lot of people make resolutions, but when I saw this, I thought to myself: Hmm….  Maybe one of your resolutions for 2016 is to make more time for reading. If so, you might find this list on BookRiot to be … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Wouldn’t Be Complete Without …

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I think it’s always nice to hear Mr. Burton read something aloud.

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2015’s ULTIMATE List of Book Lists

2015 is winding down, and “best of” lists are popping like daisies. Here’s a digest of the big ones (in case you’re still doing your holiday shopping—or looking to treat yourself for getting through it!):

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We Promise We Won’t Ever Do This to You

… unless the FBI or CIA asks us to. And even then, I doubt it’d show up in the papers. Haruki Murakami’s adolescent library record has been leaked to the press. While the Japan Librarian Association condemns the breach of … Continue reading

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Books Make a Home

Do books make a home?  I think so, but then again, I’m a voracious reader. There actually is a book titled Books Make a Home: Elegant Ideas for Storing and Displaying Books by Damian Thompson. I had been browsing the collection in our … Continue reading

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Heard any good books lately?

We always have new books on display here in the Center for the Reader, but maybe you’d rather listen than read? The Washington Post recently published their list of best audiobooks of 2015. Included are The Tsar of Love and Techno by … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight: Probably Not Worth It, Guys

SO, Edmund Pevensie, of C.S. Lewis’s much-loved Chronicles of Narnia series, turns his family over to the White Witch for a certain candy. Turkish Delight. Turkish Delight, as it turns out, is “a starch and sugar gel often containing fruit or nuts and flavored … Continue reading

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How to Give a Book

If, like me, your first instinct during this gift-giving season is to shower all your loved ones with books, consider this post: 150 Ways to Give a Book You’ll find ways to spice up your literary gifts for picture book readers … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Review: Kiss & Tell

MariNaomi’s 2011 graphic memoir Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0 to 22 is the real-life story of one girl’s fumblings and searchings through teenage, pre-teen, and a few pre-pre-teen brushes with romance. Mari uses a simple, zine-friendly black and … Continue reading

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Stumped on what to read next? Try Blending!

I frequently read a blog called Tales from the RAT Queen, which is written by Lucy Lockley, the Collection Development Manager for the St. Charles City-County Library here in Missouri. She’s a dynamic person, and her blog always has interesting posts … Continue reading

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