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Apr
21

Stuart Woods Readalikes

Stuart Woods has several series but is best known for his Stone Barrington novels.  Mr. Barrington is a former N.Y.P.D. detective turned lawyer.  Woods writes fast moving investigative thrillers full of twists, and action, often with political or legal intrigue. They are often set in the south and feature boats and boating.  The trappings of […]

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Apr
20

Charlotte Brontë’s Birthday

Charlotte Brontë was born 201 years ago, on April 21, 1816.  She died at age 38 but still lived longer than her five siblings.  Much has been written about the often difficult lives of the Brontës, from shortly after their deaths until now.  You can bury yourselves for weeks in biographies like Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1857 […]

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Apr
17

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy

The Clermont County Public Library presents J.D. Vance, May 19. More information here. J.D. Vance’s memoir is the story of a young man of rural Appalachian descent who not only was the first member of his immediate family to go to college, but he graduated from Yale Law School. Most of this book tells the […]

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Apr
13

Poetry Resources

I started to write about poetry resources at the Clermont County Public Library and got this sense of déjà vu after realizing I was writing more or less the same things I wrote in an On the Same Page blog entry last year.  So in the spirit of 2017, I’m focusing on some other less […]

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Mar
22

What’s On Our Nightstands

Readers almost always have a To Be Read list or even a stack of actual books. We want to be prepared for when we finish a book. We need to know that books are at hand so that we’re not stuck reading the back of the cereal box. Some of us stash books to make […]

By Laura | books
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Mar
20

Influential Women Authors of the Past

March is National Women’s History month which was created to remember extraordinary women and especially those who have gone unsung. Although it is toward the end of March, I believe that female authors ought to be celebrated year round. I have tried to select a variety of historical authors who have contributed something unique to […]

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Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are more than just collections of comic books with spandex clad heroes battling villains, written for teens or kids. They’re complex, well-told stories, sometimes dealing with serious subjects such as the Civil Rights Movement. Plus, they have the added storytelling bonus of illustrations accompanying the text. Think of them as grown up picture […]

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Mar
07

Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Congresswoman Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm

 “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, (11/30/24 – 1/1/05) Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was America’s first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968. Her work and legacy have inspired millions of people to make their voices heard in politics and […]

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