Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

Hoorah! Calling all fellow book lovers! Our day had finally arrived! August 9 is marked as National Book Lovers Day and we take every opportunity to celebrate the printed word. Here are some ways you can get into the holiday spirit: Continue reading “Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day”

Quote of the Day – August 9, 2019

I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.”

—Nnedi Okorafor, The Book of Phoenix

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Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

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Credit: The Booker Prize

The Booker Prize announced the longlisted books for the 2019 Booker Prize. The award was changed from “Man Booker” to “Booker” due to the Man Group withdrawing their sponsorship last year. Continue reading “Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize”

Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I am on a book committee this year that is in the process of selecting the best YA books of the year for teens, a genre I am not a big fan of. However, as I am reading through these books, I am learning more about my reading tastes. It is not the general YA genre I have a distaste for, it is YA books published by US authors. I have realized that I have a preference for YA books published by UK authors, or more generally, foreign authors. They add something different and unique that goes beyond the generic brand and writing style that is usually accompanied with YA books. Continue reading “Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #107

When the branch is short-staffed and you are forced to take a late lunch…

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Quote of the Day – August 6, 2019

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In Remembrance of a Great Writer

Toni Morrison

February 18, 1931-August 5, 2019

 

Books to Read This Month: August Edition

As August start to begin, that means summer is soon coming to a close. But don’t fret! There is still time to hit your favorite beach or park and bask in the sun while reading your favorite summer read! And you definitely can’t go wrong with these new releases:

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