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Best of Fantastic Fiction: Clever, Quirky Fantasy and Science Fiction

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, alternate worlds, dark humor, fantasy fiction, magic -- fiction, paranormal fiction, s/f, Sci-Fi, science fiction and scifi

Fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman take note! Dark, clever stories with great characters, compelling plots and a wry appreciation for the weird have been gathered for your consumption.

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Mission Accomplished: True Stories of Great Spies and Spycraft

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with code breakers, cold war, cryptography, espionage, nonfiction, spies, spy stories, World War I and World War II

With any spy story, there’s something compellingly magical about people sneaking around and getting away with it, but the best spy stories are the ones that really happened.

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Read the Movie, Watch the Book: Part Two!

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with adaptations, films and movies

Which is better - the book or the film? Each version always has its champion. For the most part, seeing a visual interpretation of a book is worth the time spent. Continue reading to explore a selection of book to film adaptations coming out in 2017.

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We Shall Overcome: Great True Stories of Overcoming Hardship

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with bravery, civil rights, grit, guts, oppression, overcoming odds, perseverance, poverty, refugees, rising up, strength, struggle, survival and World War II

Tough times call for inspiring stories of people overcoming long odds or bad situations – take a look and be amazed.

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Fascinating Stories: Science and Nature

Posted 6 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with animals, astronomy, cosmology, documentary, earth, environmentalism, genetics, humans-history, inventors, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, naturalists, nature conservation, nonfiction, physics, science-history, scientists, solar system, space, universe and wildlife conservation

There are so many amazing stories about the natural world around us. Prepare for fascination!

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New Year, New You

Posted 7 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with beauty, diet, eVideo, exercise, health, meditation, mind-body, mindfulness, nutrition, psychology, resolutions, streaming video, stress management, weight-loss, wellness and Yoga

No resolutions necessary! You can always work on improving (fill in the lifestyle issue of your choice); it just takes a bit of time and baby steps in the right direction. Here are some titles that will help.

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