Category: Book Recommendations

Five Reasons to Read During Severe Weather

    In my world, this is the season for watching the sky and our favorite weather broadcasters.  A couple of weeks ago, we used our tornado shelter for the first time since last year.   The severe weather was of short duration, about 30 minutes in the shelter and several hours of tracking the storms … Continue reading Five Reasons to Read During Severe Weather

“Best Books” or Personal Favorites?

  I have, for many years, been interested in critical reviews when deciding which books to add to my “to read” list. These examinations of theme, character, tone, plot, and the author’s mastery of the written language have been my guideposts, as have the nominees and winners of the various literary prizes and the ever-growing … Continue reading “Best Books” or Personal Favorites?

Ten Reasons I Love Book Talking (And Maybe You Will, Too!)

First, let me clarify. I love book discussion in all its varieties – one-on-one, online, group discussion about one title, panel discussion – you name it.  If it’s about books, I’m there! My favorite format is book talking. I learned the term when I was a new librarian attending my first Oklahoma Library Association conference.  … Continue reading Ten Reasons I Love Book Talking (And Maybe You Will, Too!)