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3 Must Read Black Panther Series
February 2, 2018 | Mike Donohue

With a seemingly endless supply of blockbuster releases, Marvel Studios is no stranger to box office success. However if the record-breaking advance ticket sales for their newest upcoming release Black Panther are any indication, the studio may find itself responsible for the... READ MORE

Romance Favorites of 2017
December 21, 2017 | Vanessa Neblett

So many great romances to choose from in 2017. Here are a few not to miss.

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Continuing the phenomenal Psy-Changeling series, this latest entry focuses on Silver Merchant, Psy and head of the worldwide EmNet, and Valentin Nikolaev,... READ MORE

10 Excellent Works of Adult Fiction from 2017
December 15, 2017 | Zach Rupprath

As 2017 draws to a close, we take this time to reflect on some of the best books of the year.  Social media, migration, gender inequality, love and loss were all hallmarks of 2017 and these issues are all reflected in this year’s literature. Dive on in to some of the best... READ MORE

bookbuzz recommendations
December 6, 2017 | Luis Rivera

December is the perfect time to reminisce on the many great things we’ve accomplished throughout the year, including the many books that have been read. After a long day of fun-filled holiday activities, pour some of your favorite hot cocoa and snuggle up with some of this... READ MORE

Isaac Asimov
November 21, 2017 | Kevin Luering

Foundation is not only an essential part of the Asimov saga, but also one of the most important pieces of fiction of the 20th Century. The original trilogy’s influence penetrated the barrier of the science fiction community. It has been cited by economists, politicians and... READ MORE

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Best Picture Books of the Year, as Chosen by a 4-Year-Old
December 19, 2018 | Lauren Mathur

My four-year-old loves books. We read up to five before bed, and several more during the day. As penalty for the audacity of having a full-time job, I’m required to bring her home at least three books a day. I guess it’s a good thing I'm a librarian. 

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The Great American Read - The Martian
October 22, 2018 | Jeff Stanford

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

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The Great American Read - The Alchemist
October 16, 2018 | Kristen Manieri

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

Read the list of 100 books.
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