Halloween Reads (10/31/22)

The candy corn is out, the ghosts and ghouls are getting ready, and we have picked some of our favorite horror stories to keep the Halloween spirit going! LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward 2 starred reviews and a LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer! “Ward works in so many motifs—Bible resonances, colonialism, science versus faith, and the pall of […]

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Happy Half Hour (8/1/22)

This Happy Half Hour brings us an unsettling folk horror novel about love and community, an NYC costume designer hiding from her failures and controlling her own narrative, the discovery of an octopus species with its own language and culture, and a critique of American journalism from a media insider. LUTE by Jennifer Thorne | […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2022 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2022 LibraryReads list! Votes due September 1! BAD GIRL REPUTATION by Elle Kennedy9781250796752 | 10/4/22Download on Edelweiss and NetGalley “Full of lusty scenes, Kennedy’s second ‘Avalon Bay’ book (following GOOD GIRL COMPLEX) is a great read for fans of the series or as […]

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ALA Annual 2022 ARC Request Form

Thank you for visiting our booth at ALA Annual 2022! You can find more info about our offered ARCs through the links below, and then head over to THIS FORM or click the button below to submit your requests! FICTION HOW NOT TO DROWN IN A GLASS OF WATER by Angie CruzROSES, IN THE MOUTH OF A […]

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New Edelweiss E-galleys (4/25/22)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: NSFW by Isabel KaplanISBN 9781250822895 | on sale 7/5/22 From the outside, the unnamed protagonist in NSFW appears to be the vision of success. She has landed an entry-level position at a leading TV network that thousands […]

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March Madness!

March Madness!

We've barely recovered from a fantastic PLA 2014, but we've got our green on for St. Patrick's Day, and our pencils are ready to fill in our NCAA Tournament brackets! Talia and Anne will be rooting for the UNC Tar Heels and the Arizona Wildcats, respectively, but there's one thing they both agree on:
These two UNC grads who host the “Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead” podcast tell you why no team in sports is as uniquely hated as those smug, entitled, floor-slapping, fist-pumping, insufferable Blue Devils. 

And here are a few more titles for your March Madness fans:

Davis's book charts the rise of the championship as we know it today through the epic rivalry between two exceptional players: Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his Michigan State Spartans and Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores.

THE PERFECT GAME: How Villanova’s Shocking 1985 Upset of Mighty Georgetown Changed the Landscape of College Hoops Forever by Frank Fitzpatrick
Critically acclaimed veteran sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick takes readers courtside for one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, the 1985 Villanova/Georgetown national championship showdown.

LUTE! The Seasons of My Life by Lute Olson and David Fisher
Olson’s career told in fifty seasons, from working as a high school coach up to the top of the basketball world, winning national and world championship games and eventually being enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame. (Fun fact: Anne met Lute in college!)

WOODEN: A Coach's Life by Seth Davis
A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden that draws on archival research and more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and even Wooden himself. [...]

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