Brand New Zoo Picture Book With A Lovable Sloth

I just read a tweet where a book blogger joked about how, ‘No, the picture book stack that she carried around was not for small children.’ Sometimes I feel the same way at the library or bookstore when I dart childless into the teen and children’s room. Nope, I am not a creeper as the security guard who once followed me in probably thought. I just want to read all of the books. I am especially excitable when I see colored pencil and water colored animals. I am a sucker for cutesy critters with big eyes. What can I say? That is why when I found Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker—a new zoo picture book—I had to request the title on NetGalley. Sloth and I could seriously be besties as she loves to live the relaxed life full of sunset watching, friends, and of course, food. A Book…

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Mudererous New Witch Books For Adults: The Color of Fear

New Witch Books For Adults: The Perfect Recipe Take out cauldron. Toss in: Jan Karon’s small town characters plus occult, murder, and mystery Add a dash of: Romance with the boy next door, a spooky ass bookkeeper, an opinionated priest, and some waspy old ladies Sprinkle: A pinch of corrupt government officials and secret family histories Stir In: Strong, hell-bent women, affairs, suicides, murders, water phobias, and unplanned pregnancies Let simmer. Stir precariously as everything is in jeopardy of exploding. Ding. Your potion is done. Enjoy The Color of Fear by Wendy Wanner. With The Discovery of Witches hitting the big screen, I have a feeling witchy titles will be all the rage this fall. Thank GOSH Halloween is on its way. This is truly my favorite time of year, and The Color of Fear is one of many new witch books for adults that I hope you will pick up…

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Why You Should Become A Book Blogger (And Librarian)

Starting A Book Blog: Librarians Are Superheroes In Disguise Starting a book blog takes guts just like becoming a librarian.  Why did I get my MLIS?  And why did I start a book blog? When I first had that biting inkling that I wanted to be a librarian, I daydreamed about helping that one person find the perfect book.   Scene: An older woman tentatively walks up to the reference desk unsure of her next read. She’s devoured the Patterson’s and Cussler’s, can no longer stomach the fluff of Macomber and Sparks, and gave up Bill O’Reilly after his latest scandal. In her mind, she already knows that she has out-read these perky young librarians and debates proving as such. The staff recites the bestsellers’ lists and reach for read alikes on the Novelist to no avail. Bored but not surprised, she tries not to smirk. But then something odd…

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Philosophical Science Fiction: When Mother Nature Fights Back

Sneak Peek Parasitic worms burrowing into eye sockets, oceans filled with man-eating, snake-like monsters, and fields of eyes are just small proof that Mother Nature is pretty pissed off at mankind. Caught in this murderous world is Mr. David S. Sparks, but he has no idea how he landed here. Who is he? Where he is? When is he? And how is he?  Shit, WHAT IS HE? In William Aicher’s latest philosophical science fiction thriller, The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks, David attempts to recollect and piece together snippets of his memory from a seemingly normal past.  At the same time, he must fight a system overload and shutdown of his present situation. David is the most important man in the world, after all. David can barely pledge allegiance to one side. The Progressives, drone-like businessmen, kill others for their own selfish gain but promise to restore his…

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