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

Posted 3 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, Readers' Advisory, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, fantasy, female authors, fiction, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, Sci-Fi, Teen, women, 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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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Programs | Tagged with classic films, drama, 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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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted 4 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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

Posted 4 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & 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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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted 8 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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Best of Fantastic Fiction: Clever, Quirky Fantasy and Science Fiction

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, alternate worlds, dark humor, Fantasy Fiction, magic -- fiction, Paranormal Fiction, s/f, Sci-Fi, science fiction and scifi

Fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman take note! Dark, clever stories with great characters, compelling plots and a wry appreciation for the weird have been gathered for your consumption.

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