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At the Libraries: Well-Read Cities

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Do you live in one of the twenty most well-read cities, according to Amazon? My metro area didn't make the list.

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Men, please settle the debate once and for all. Do you read books by and about women, or not?  If I had to guess, I'd say ... nope.

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Sad news: E.L. Konigsburg died. From the Mixed-up Files... has been my #1 chapter book for decades now. Read it again—it totally holds up!

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Is Obama really a Ravenclaw? I kind of have my doubts... Also no way is Rahm in Gryffindor!

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Want to know what books your friends are talking about? BookVibe to the rescue!

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You have a heart of stone if this sweet book club story doesn't move you.

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I know you know that librarians are awesome, and have been since the dawn of time. But in case anyone ever tries to refute you, just point them to this gallery of librarians being awesome.

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More proof of our awesomeness: we have a Lego figurine! Okay, now I will stop using the word awesome...

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...And will use amazing instead! Because this house, with its library slide and book shelf stairs, is truly that!

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I can't imagine NOT needing shelf space, but if you are that rare breed, these amazing bookshelves will wait for you:

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A mystery is solved, with a posthumous letter revealing the location of hundreds of stolen books. Only in England!

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First he revives The Muppets, and now he's tackling YA books? Yep, Jason Segel is the perfect guy.

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Uh oh, someone brought up the elephant in the library. Do we need the MLS degree, really? I've heard both arguments and am leaning toward ... nope.

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Used to be that you self-published because you had to (i.e. got rejected). Now some big names are self-publishing because they want to. Is self-publishing getting all respectable-like?

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Can you believe that there has NEVER been a movie based on a Judy Blume book? Til now, that is! Can't wait to see Tiger Eyes!

 

Thanks, as always, for reading. I'll see you right here next month for more great library and literary tidbits! Email me with any good stuff you guys come across, too!

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