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Penguin Books

Penguin Books, and the Importance of Accessible Literature Over seventy years ago, a man named Allen Lane, who often took the train from Exeter train station, had found the reading material to be limited. He had asked the same question, … Continue reading

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Check us out on our new site!!!

Our Library is rolling out a beautiful new website! So after Monday, October 17th, you may find this blog at http://slpl.bibliocms.com/author/centerforthereader We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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When an Adaptation Is — Gasp! — Better Than the Book

I saw this article on Book Riot recently, and it made me think of instances where I really feel the movie is better than the book. I know . . . blasphemy, right?  But, the article makes some good points, … Continue reading

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How to Google Like a Librarian

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Bookslut’s Final Bow

We have sad news. Jessica Crispin’s longstanding blog Bookslut will post its last come May. The message from Crispin herself: Hey guys. In May, we’ll be celebrating our 14th anniversary here at Bookslut. I really have been running this site … Continue reading

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Books With Emotional Resonance

When I talk about a book that I really enjoy, that makes me think, I say, “This resonated with me.” If something is resonant, it’s something that resounds or echoes. So, I guess when I think about a book that really … Continue reading

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A Crash Course in Bookish Acronyms

Okay, I admit it: I use some bookish acronyms and assume everyone else knows them and uses them. And then, I have a moment of doubt (especially if I’m using one with a non-librarian), so I’ll explain my acronym and … Continue reading

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Social Graces: Do you tell someone you don’t like the book they gave you?

I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune recently that dealt with the social etiquette of what to do if you don’t like a book that someone has given you. The question is: “Your father-in-law gives you a novel to … Continue reading

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Book Riot’s Definitive Guide to Picking Up Women at a Bookstore

This is sure to be an enlightening New Year’s read for all you single-and-looking bibliophiles out there. Here’s a look at your initial steps… First, walk up to the bookstore clerk and say, “Hello, can you direct me to Toni Morrison.” You’ll want … Continue reading

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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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