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What young adult science fiction and fantasy books do you have that are new and fun to read?

Here’s some upcoming young adult science fiction titles that will be arriving at the library soon!  You may go ahead and place a request on the books you want now so that when they arrive from our book vendor, you’ll … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Verse – A Novel Idea!

During my undergrad and graduate years as an English major, poetry was always my literary “weak link”. While I learned about Keats and Donne, my personal affinity was always for “free verse,” with its unpredictable rhythms and lack of rhyme—a … Continue reading

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Short Book, Long Sentence

Weird If you follow this blog regularly–and shame on you, if you don’t!–you may have gathered that I like…well, weird stuff.  Movies? I like films by Guy Maddin and Bela Tarr. Music? I like Me First & the Gimme Gimmes. … Continue reading

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I’ve enjoyed The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books and film adaptations. Did the author J.R.R. Tolkien write any stories taking place before these books?

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, who was born January 3, 1892, wrote a variety of stories before his death in 1973.  These include a set of stories predating The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and published posthumously as The … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

The 2014 Newbery Award has been announced!  The committee chose Flora and Ulysses: an illuminated adventure by Kate DiCamillo, a delightfully silly story with lots of cartoon illustrations that will keep young children giggling ‘til the very last page.   If … Continue reading

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