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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Squad Goals

Posted about 13 days ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, biographies, memoirs, Readers' Advisory and reading recommendations

It’s almost summer which means it’s almost peak-reading season which means it’s time for us to yell at each other about all the books there are to read (and for you to sit back and enjoy the show!). Read on for a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of our chat on the books about the best squads around.

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Fascinating Tales of Medicine

Posted about 21 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | Tagged with 20th Century History, biographies, biography, chemists, doctors, food safety, genetics, health, heredity, history, medical innovations, medicine, neurology, personality tests and psychology

Amazing tales of medical breakthroughs. Explore fascinating stories involving science, medicine, psychology and more.

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How Come I Don't Have This Job? The Coolest Career Memoirs EVER

Posted about 29 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with automobile engineers, Automobile Industry, biographies, biography, Careers, Chocolate Industry, divers, food critics, Jobs, Librarians, libraries, marine scientists, memoirs, occupations, photographers, Underwater archaeology and wildlife photographers

Careers so awesome, it is almost a crime to get paid to do these things. Now if I could just find a book written by a professional napper.

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10 Fantastic Nonfiction Reads: True Stories Featuring Women Spies

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with biographies, CIA, civil war, cryptographers, espionage, intelligence officers, resistance movements, secret agents, Secret Service, spies, undercover operations, women in war, women private investigators, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II

Inspiring true stories about women who just happened to work as spies.

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Interesting Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted 4 months ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with adventure, adventurers, biographies, climbing, drama, hermits, hiking, memoirs, mountaineers, nature, outdoors, solitude, survival stories, true crime and unsolved mysteries

From living secluded in a tent for almost three decades, to climbing a 3,200 foot wall without ropes, this list highlights some of my favorite titles where people do some really incredible (and maybe a few ill-advised) things outside.

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10 Best Biographies of 2018

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with aging, anecdotes, autobiographies, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, biographies, essays, farmers, Humor, memoirs, mortality, notable books, personality tests, psychology, reading recommendations, slavery, slaves and wit

Biographies, autobiographies, essays and memoirs from famous and not so famous, but very interesting people sharing intimate details of their lives.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, genres, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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Learn More About Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, children, genres, illustrators, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, publishers, writing and Young Adult

Resources for individuals interested in writing and publishing a book for children or young adults.

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Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance

Posted 7 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with architects, astronomers, biographies, Children's Stories, computer programmers, computers, curiosity, emotions, entomologists, exploration, family, friendship, frustration, girls, humorous stories, inspiration, inventions, inventors, mathematicians, perseverance, picture books, role models, science, scientists, stories in rhyme and women

Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.

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