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4 Episodes to Get You Hooked on Podcasts

Posted about 23 days ago by Kelly P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with biography, bullying, businesspeople, gardeners, hope, Humorous Fiction, podcasts, redemption, Satire, sports stories and urban agriculture

If you aren’t already a podcast listener, it can be a little daunting to look at all the podcasts available. Here are 4 great episodes from some of my favorite podcasts to get you started.

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5 Books With Delightfully Odd Characters You're Gonna Love

Posted about 24 days ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with amusing, appeal, atmospheric, engaging, finding a good book, funny fiction, historical mysteries, humorous stories, likable characters, Literary fiction, quirky characters, reading recommendations, satirical fiction and upbeat

A short list of reading recommendations that have odd, quirky and likable characters that are designed to delight and entertain.

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15 Intriguing Spy Novels Written by Women Featuring Female Spies

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with action, adventure, CIA, conspiracies, cyberterrorism, Detective and Mystery Fiction, espionage, Historical Fiction, Political Fiction, secret agents, spies, Spy Fiction, spy stories, Suspense Fiction, Thrillers, War Fiction, women intelligence officers, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II Fiction

Spy stories with strong female protagonists, espionage, intrigue, action and adventure.

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Travel via Mystery Novels

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nature and Travel | Tagged with armchair travel, fiction, foreign countries, Mysteries, reading recommendations and travel

Are you unable to afford the expense or time for a vacation? Try reading one of these mysteries set in exotic cultures and/or locales where the place is just as much a part of the story as the characters and plot.

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Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with african american authors, African American History, African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books, picture books for children, programs, Read-In and reading recommendations

Notable books to read during Black History Month and beyond. This blog post includes fiction and nonfiction selections for adults, teens and children.

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