Reading Wednesday | Shelved Under Murder

In Shelved Under Murder, the second installment of Victoria Gilbert‘s Blue Ridge Library Mystery, Amy Webber returns to using her library research skills to help solve a murder. This time, it’s her education in Art History that comes in handy.  Continue reading

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Reading Wednesday | Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Joanne Fluke first published the Hannah Swenson Mysteries in 2000, so it’s taken me 18 years to start the long-running series. One of the fun things about reading a mystery written almost two decades ago is watching the technology change over the years. In just that short time, we’ve come a long way.

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Banned Book Week

This week is Banned Book Week. The American Library Association (ALA) keeps a record of books that have been banned, burned, or otherwise discriminated against. Most of the time, it seems these books challenge the current culture, have strong religious undertones, or are explicit sexually, violently, or in language, especially racially.  Continue reading