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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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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with classic films, drama, events, Frankenstein, Horror Fiction, monster movies, Sci-Fi and Young Frankenstein

Originally published anonymously on January 1, 1818, the legend of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is as famous as the Monster it immortalized.

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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted 10 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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Super Fun Geeky Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with aliens, Children's Stories, friendship, geeky, Horror Fiction, pop culture, puzzles, regression (civilization), robots, utopias, virtual reality, Women superheroes and Young Adult Fiction

A selection of books chock full of deft humor and pop culture references.

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