• A Genre For Every Season: Spring

    A Genre For Every Season: Spring

    Goodbye to winter jackets, roaring fires, and the bitter cold. Hello to tiny rabbits, spring showers, and an explosion of green. Where pastels and floral patterns are in, and life blooms bigger and better with each rising of the sun. With the dawn creeping up earlier every day and the birds chirping a sweeter melody, […]

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  • Pairing Books With Breakfast

    Pairing Books With Breakfast

    I occasionally read while I eat and have since I was little. I even have proof, a picture tucked away in a photo album of me shoveling oatmeal into my mouth while reading a picture book. So, I promise you that just like the right juice can make or break a breakfast, so can the […]

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  • What They Don’t Tell You About Bookstagram

    What They Don’t Tell You About Bookstagram

    If you’ve been anywhere on Instagram in the past few years, you’ve probably seen someone post an aesthetically pleasing photo of a book, maybe with a cup of coffee or tea, a perfectly positioned candle, or more bookmarks than any one person would ever need. Welcome to #bookstagram. Whether you’re considering becoming part of this […]

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  • ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Is Better Than ‘Harry Potter.’ Duel Me.

    ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Is Better Than ‘Harry Potter.’ Duel Me.

    Spoilers included for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald received a lot of backlash, especially on social media, after its release in theaters. Whether fans were confused by the plot, angry with J.K. Rowling for adding in a not-so-surprising twist, or wondering why Dumbledore is wearing suits instead of […]

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  • Atticus Finch Is the Male Hero We Need Today

    Atticus Finch Is the Male Hero We Need Today

    Male protagonists are a dime a dozen, but not a particularly diverse bunch. Take any popular movie or video game and the marketing for it will likely feature a tall muscular white man with short dark hair holding a weapon, staring towards whatever enemy looms on the horizon. Plenty of exceptions exist, but when in […]

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  • Why ‘The Giver’ Is a Great Teen Novel

    Why ‘The Giver’ Is a Great Teen Novel

    The Giver is the book that got me into reading. Oh sure, I had read lots of books before, but they were always just stories. Stuff happened until there was no more book left to read and you moved on without a lot of thought into what it all meant. The Giver was different. I […]

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  • A Genre For Every Season: Winter

    A Genre For Every Season: Winter

    Winter is almost upon us. With it comes fuzzy socks, marshmallow-laden hot chocolate, and the biting cold. But if you’re like me, winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with a soft, warm blanket and read. Maybe you’re wondering what to try. Well, instead of giving you suggestions, although I’ve sprinkled a few here […]

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  • Literally Epic: How to Strengthen Your Poetry’s Rhythm and Flow

    Literally Epic: How to Strengthen Your Poetry’s Rhythm and Flow

    Villains, monsters, heroes, bloody battles, dramatic scenery, and beautiful women who don’t do too much. Shockingly enough, that’s not a description for the current blockbuster action film, but a description of one of the oldest existing epic poems written in English: Beowulf. Maybe you read it once in high school, or in your first English […]

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  • Relevant Reads: Books for Misfits

    Relevant Reads: Books for Misfits

    As a teen librarian, it’s my duty to be as unbiased and inclusive as possible. A collection blossoming with diversity, difficulty, and depth is important for any patron, but it’s especially important for youth. The current Young Adult (YA) market provides me with a variety of deep and diverse pieces of literature. Books of any […]

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