15 Books Set in Ohio

So I’m from Ohio, and surprisingly, I haven’t seen or read many books from Ohio. Curious to see what kinds of books pop up set in my home state, I googled “books set in Ohio.” The following list is pulled from a couple different places in the top search categories. Perhaps you and I will […]

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10 Dr. Seuss Books You Should Read

A reader can never go wrong with a Dr. Seuss book. He’s been delighting readers for decades and his silly drawings, life lessons and thought provoking themes are still relevant today. The following are ten books by Seuss that everyone should read: The Lorax The Cat in the Hat One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, […]

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10 Picture Books All Children Should Read

When I worked at a library, I loved looking through picture books. They’re easy to read, and full of beautiful illustrations. Of course, some picture books are written for older kids, but the impact is still the same. Here are ten books all children should read: Our Daddy is Invincible by Shannon Maxwell How the […]

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Science Fiction Classics I Need to Read

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t read science fiction books a lot. I’m not into science and to read about futuristic science turns me off for some reason. However, I do want to read some more science fiction, particularly the classics, just so I know how science fiction became so popular and why people love […]

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Classic Remarks: Classic Adaptations

Briana and Krysta over at ┬áPages Unbound are hosting a discussion for the following question: What classic book should get a film/tv adaptation? I feel as if most books and classics are getting film adaptations these days, so it’s hard to pick something that hasn’t been done before, but I’ll give it a whirl. 1. […]

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Classic Remarks: My Favorite Character in Lord of the Rings.

What is Classic Remarks? Classic Remarks is a meme hosted over at Pages Unbound where she poses a literary question every Friday on classic literature for people to answer. If you want to visit her answer to this Friday’s topic, go here. Friday’s Prompt: What is your favorite character in The Lord of the Rings? […]

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My Favorite Books #9

Title: Oliver Twist Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Bentley’s Miscellany (original in 1837-1839), Penguin Classics, B&N Classics, etc Brief Summary: Told from the POV of a young boy, Charles Dickens reveals the dark side of society; the murderers, the prostitutes, the thieves and liars. It tells the tale of one Oliver Twist, who faces adversity since […]

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Latest Books, or Backlist?

Do you feel pressured to read the latest books or are you more of a backlist kind of person? Why? I don’t feel like I’m the kind of reader who is exclusively in one camp or another. Because I work in a library, I tend to see a lot of newer books come through, especially […]

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My Favorite Books #6: Never Let Me Go

Title: Never Let Me Go Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Publisher: Vintage (2006) Brief Summary: Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth grow up in a private boarding school in the countryside of England. They, along with the other orphans here, are told constantly how special they are. Years later, Kathy meets Tommy and Ruth as an adult and together […]

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