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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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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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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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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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Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like

Posted 9 months ago by Joseph C

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Action & Adventure, alien invasions, creature films, Readers' Advisory, robots and Sci-Fi Action

The upcoming release of the Universal Pictures film “Pacific Rim Uprising” on March 23, 2018 inspires a new look into past Sci-Fi gems involving Alien Invasions, Robots and unwinnable struggles.

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 9 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, imagination - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories and words

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them too! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted 9 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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