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Let us help you find Your Next Great Read by Rebecca

Are you ever at a loss for what to read next? The library has a service to help you! Your Next Great Read is an online, form-based readers’ advisory service designed for adult library card holders. What does that mean, exactly? Fill out a survey about your reading interests and preferences, and we will create a personalized reading suggestions guide with authors and titles that you might enjoy.

The Devil All the Time: Hillbilly Noir by Nick

I love reading the gothic, particularly the southern variety. When I first began reading novels written in this tradition, many of them didn''t seem to have many dimensions.

Caramel Corn and Champagne by Rebecca

I will easily admit that I am among the great multitude of Downton Abbey fans feeling bereft after the second season’s final episode. Everyone has something to say about the series’ phenomenal success in the United States. After all, what do Americans want with this story of life in an Edwardian country estate? My answer is what could we NOT love about this romantic drama?

See, Isn't Life Better with a Library Card? by Laura Raphael

Narcissism is generally not a good thing. Extreme selfishness, getting stuck in your own perspective, no empathy for others, etc.: bad.

Prose and Boyhood by Nick

It’s tempting to label We the Animals a novella with its language resembling the best of what flash fiction can do: rollicking, lyrical prose, scenes stitched together like snippets of memories, sentences so full of heart they seem to pulsate on the page. Unlike novellas and slip-stream fiction, We the Animals tells a bigger story that’s less on soft, fuzzy edges and more on dimensions and conflicted characters.

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