I’ve been called a walking disaster many times, and frankly, there's a lot of truth to it. I spill things, drop things, say things, and eat things I shouldn’t. But I’m…
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written by Kalela W.
November 21, 2019
So you just finished a book. It was great! Now you want to read the author’s other work. Add those to the list. Next, you listen to a podcast or read an interview with the author, and you…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: No Shame In Book Debt
written by Samantha M.
November 30, 2016
I’ve been a vampire fiction enthusiast since the moment I picked up Bram Stoker’s Dracula when I was 12 years old. With diary entries, letters, and creepily intricate details of events…
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written by Becky F.
November 29, 2016
I have a soft spot in my heart for young adult fiction, particularly dystopian future stories. In my opinion, the longer a YA series, the better. Lately, I’ve been incredibly drawn to two…
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written by Rebecca A.
November 28, 2016
What is a dystology? It's a made-up word (made up by author Neal Shusterman , of course); a portmanteau of dystopian and ______-logy, as in a series of books. Is that cheesy? Maybe, but the…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: The Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman
written by Becky S.
November 22, 2016
You know that pile of books on your nightstand—the ones you keep meaning to start but just haven’t gotten around to yet? Or the book that everyone was talking about last year but when…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: The Books I Haven’t Read
written by Sara D.
November 21, 2016
Reading self-help books usually throws me into a pit of despair where I refuse to follow any advice, feel deeply inadequate and then ashamed for even reading the book to begin with. (Examples one…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Self-Help and Shonda Rhimes
written by Link R.
November 18, 2016
"I don’t read books written for readers above fourteen," is a constant phrase I use in conversations when discussing books. It’s a truthful statement; as the curator for the…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: A Tale of Children's Books and Drag Queens.
written by Chris B.
November 17, 2016
Historical nonfiction is all the rage. Erik Larson seems to have a spot reserved for him on the New York Times bestseller list; David McCullough is so much a household name, he’s verging on…
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written by Kalela W.
November 16, 2016
One of my primary designations as a person is "reader." Fiction, nonfiction, high literary, lady comics—my personal library is broad. And nerdy—as a former English teacher, I…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Oh, Baby—BUMPing My Usual Reading List
written by Julie B.
November 14, 2016
Some days are just "one of those days", am I right? I feel like this fall has been full of "those days", so instead of hurling myself off the nearest building, I like to…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: When I’m Feeling Blue
written by Rachel F.
November 10, 2016
I was about 12 years old when the original groundbreaking PBS 13-part documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Journey debuted. My next older brother was deep into comic books, sci-fi, Star Wars ,…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Falling Asleep to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
written by Ken M.
November 9, 2016
I play video games. I’m not talking about casual games you download on your phone—not that there's anything wrong with that. In fact, the increasing visibility of casual gaming is…
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written by Sara D.
November 7, 2016
It started, as most things do, with a baby. My daughter was born in March 2013 and much of my time was spent keeping my new charge alive and channel surfing, often simultaneously. But there are…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Zombies!
written by Liz A.
November 4, 2016
Now that our second year of #FLPNoShameNovember has begun, I racked my brain to decide what to write about. Last year, I confessed my love of tabloid magazines , specifically People . This year, I…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Will You Accept This Rose?
written by Kate C.
November 3, 2016
I’m the children’s librarian who hosts weekly Storytime for babies. The librarian who voraciously reads early chapter books about aliens and graphic novels about unicorns and their…
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written by Mary W.
November 1, 2016
Last year, the Free Library introduced an interactive social media and digital campaign during the month of November in which we encouraged one another to stop hiding the covers of our books and…
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written by Kate C.
October 31, 2016
I will admit when I'm asked what I enjoy reading, my typical response is “science-fiction, fantasy, regency romance, street-lit, and quirky fiction novels.” I rarely mention the…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Fan Fiction, Where Fans Rule
written by Camille T.
November 30, 2015
My name is Peter and I LOVE bad movies. I say—the worse, the better! Schlocky scripts, rubber monsters, awful acting, melodramatic bio pics, big budget special fx-laden flops—I'll…
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written by Peter SM
November 27, 2015
I don’t usually read children’s stories about ponies. Or Christian-themed mysteries. Or romance novels set during World War I. There’s nothing wrong with these types of…
continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Mysteries, Romances, and Ponies
written by Peter L.
November 24, 2015