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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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8 Humorous Books Featuring Misfits and Their Misadventures

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, coming of age stories, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, likable, misadventures, misfits, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, sardonic, satirical fiction, snarky and witty

Get your funny on with these offbeat, engaging and witty stories. Including novels by notable authors like Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, Terry Pratchett, Tom Robbins, Fannie Flagg, Maria Semple, Jade Chang and Elizabeth Gilbert.

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7 Offbeat Funny Fiction Novels Featuring Quirky Characters

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, books to read, character-driven, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, humorous stories, offbeat, quirky, Readers' Advisory, Short Stories, unusual and witty

Offbeat stories featuring eccentric and quirky characters.

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Picture Books Featuring Feisty, Self-Confident Heroines

Posted 3 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, etiquette, feisty, friendship, heroines, humorous books for kids, identity, perseverance, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, school, self-confidence, self-esteem, stories and words

Stories featuring fun stories and spunky heroines.

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6 Fast Paced and Fun Reads

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, character-driven storylines, crime capers, engaging writing style, fast paced, funny fiction, humorous stories, likable characters, offbeat tone, plot-driven storylines and snarky characters

An eclectic mix of novels that are fast-paced and utterly enjoyable to read.

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6 Amusing Fiction Novels With a Heartwarming Tone

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Romance | Tagged with amusing, appeal, books to read, character-driven, engaging, funny books, funny fiction, heartwarming, humorous stories, likable characters, offbeat, quirky characters, Readers' Advisory, tone in writing and upbeat

Stories that are sure to induce a few chuckles and a smile.

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The Stories Come Alive in These Beautifully Illustrated Picture Books Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Posted 3 months ago by Maria RT

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with fairy tales, folklore, picture books, spanish language books for children and stories in rhyme

Picture books featuring stories focused on Hispanic heritage, culture and folktales.

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Death in the National Parks

Posted 3 months ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Nonfiction and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with accidents, anecdotes, cautionary tales, National Parks and travel

National Parks offer some of the most gorgeous and serene landscapes in all of America, but don’t be fooled, these areas are essentially death traps for the ill prepared. Read on to explore my fascination with demise in the National Parks.

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