Posts in “no-shame-november” (30)

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

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… continue reading

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… continue reading

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

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

By Sara D.   November 21, 2016    1

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

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

By Chris B.   November 17, 2016    2

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… continue reading

By Kalela W.   November 16, 2016    1

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

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

By Rachel F.   November 10, 2016    2

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

By Ken M.   November 9, 2016    6

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… continue reading

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

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

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… continue reading

By Mary W.   November 1, 2016    1

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… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 31, 2016    1

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

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… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 27, 2015    1

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

By Peter L.   November 24, 2015   

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… continue reading

By Jen W.   November 23, 2015    7