Horror Gems for the Haunting Season

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It’s that time of the year again, when other­wise mild-mannered readers turn into ravenous fiends searching for a terrifying fix. Instead of just turning to old standbys, why not try one of these 21st-­century options.

Celebrate National Reading Group Month | The Reader’s Shelf, October 1, 2013

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Titles that shine a light on reading in company.

Anchors Aweigh! A Flotilla of Good Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

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A ship is a symbol of adventure, freedom, and exploration. Even landlubbers will want to launch their own voyages of discovery with these journeys.

Game On: Adventures in a Virtual World | The Reader’s Shelf

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A list of titles focusing on video games, from a nostalgic love letter to geekdom’s past to a researcher dedicated to showcasing the real-world benefits of gaming.

Tales from the Heartland | The Reader’s Shelf, August 2013

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The Reader’s Shelf emphasizes a mix of fiction, memoir, and journalism.

Tales from the Heartland | The Reader’s Shelf

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A mix of fiction, memoir, and journalism.

Could You Show Me on a Map? | The Reader’s Shelf, July 2013

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Contributor and MLS student Linda Gwilym takes a look at map-related titles.

Every Picture Tells a Story: Illustrated Reads | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2013

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Reviews of graphic novels that encompass a wide variety of styles.

Reading and Living the Creative Life | The Reader’s Shelf, May 15, 2013

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Live the creative life vicariously in three novels about artists in passionate pursuit of their callings. Then look within to discover (or recover) your own creative DNA with the help of a writer, a world-renowned choreographer, and a creative arts therapist. Cassandra Mortmain’s father, a once-celebrated author, has been stymied by a years-long writer’s block, […]

Going to the Dogs: Some Waggingly Good Tales | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2013

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Dogs are not just our best friends. As these books prove, they are also our saviors, traveling companions, and earnest and loving teachers. In the early 1960s, John Steinbeck took a long and winding road trip across America with his poodle, Charley, by his side. Drawing on his sardonic wit, Steinbeck recorded many keen observations […]

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