I am a librarian and I do not like to read literature. There, I said it. Don’t get me wrong, I love to read—I just don’t like “the classics” as a…
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written by Jen W.
November 23, 2015
When I was growing up you had to have a special sticker on your library card to be allowed to take out adult books. Eventually I convinced my parents that I had read every book in the kid’s…
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written by Dena
November 20, 2015
When new acquaintances find out I’m a librarian, our conversations generally go in one of two directions—either people apologize for not reading enough OR they quiz me about the latest…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: YA? Why Not!
written by Rachel F.
November 17, 2015
This month the Free Library is celebrating #NoShameNovember by encouraging you to read whatever you like—no shame, no judgement. So let's bust out the bodice rippers and…
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written by Jamie W.
November 16, 2015
I used to watch a lot of true crime shows. My roster? Fatal Vows , Nightmare Next Door , Snapped , Homicide Hunter , and Stalke d, which told the stories of real crimes and how they were…
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written by Kalela W.
November 13, 2015
There aren’t many books whose covers I am ashamed to bare to the world as I read. I read a lot of self-help ( Gretchen Rubin ), pop culture ( Chuck Klosterman ), and anything I am drawn to…
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written by Kate C.
November 12, 2015
I’m never really embarrassed of the books I read, but that changed when I decided to tackle a book that’s been sitting on my “to read” list for about four years.…
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written by Samantha M.
November 10, 2015
It’s easy to turn to books for inspiration or entertainment, but what about when you need practical guidance in your life? That’s when self-help books come into the picture for Naisha,…
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written by Samantha M.
November 6, 2015
Ever since Nancy Drew roared into my first-grade life in her little blue roadster, I’ve been hooked on mystery books. And not just any mystery books—I’ve found myself…
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written by Alix G.
November 5, 2015
Since their inception, comics have been considered “low culture.” Comics have their roots in political cartoons, which were targeted toward those who could not read the newspaper. They…
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written by Jordan H.
November 3, 2015
I typically consider myself a “high-brow” reader and viewer. I often read classic literature, watch documentaries, and dig into long-form journalism on current social issues. Heck, I…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: The Tudors, Too Good
written by Julie B.
November 2, 2015