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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: TRUE CRIME TIME

Posted 2 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nonfiction | Tagged with cold cases, criminal justice, criminology, documentaries, murder, murderers, Readers' Advisory, serial killers and true crime

It's October, the month of ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky. To celebrate, we got together to discuss the creepiest type of stories we know: true crime. Read on for our (lightly-edited-for-clarity) conversation about what we think are the definitive tales of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy (and maybe a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reference or two).

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Summer Reads

Posted 5 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with books to read, Fantasy Fiction, Horror Fiction, nonfiction books, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations, Summer Reads and suspense

We're back! This time, we're obsessing over what we consider the best "summer reads" around. Read on for our lightly-edited-for-clarity conversation about what titles we think you should plop down on a beach with or stay safely-contained within your air-conditioned home with. We don't judge.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted 9 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted 10 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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Podcasts: What are They and Why Should I Care?

Posted 11 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with audiobooks, current issues, eMedia, folklore, listen, National Public Radio, nonfiction, NPR, podcasts, sports, true crime and true stories

What’s a podcast and why do my friends keep talking about them? Read on to find out how to jump onto the most informative bandwagon around.

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