It Must Be Magic

At loose ends because you’re between books? Looking for a new title to love? Maybe you’d like to reconnect with an old favorite, but you just can’t remember its title. Or perhaps you haven’t done much reading and would like to start— where on earth should you begin? Talk to an expert!  Send your book […]

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Dangerous, Living in Your Own Mind: Donna Tartt’s The Secret History

Since its publication in 1992, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History has gone on to become an international bestseller and a cult classic. Tartt herself has since published two other books, both of which have met critical acclaim and success, one of them (remember The Goldfinch?) even winning the famed and hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize. What is […]

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A Land I Keep Escaping To

For over half of my life I have been reading Tamora Pierce’s books that detail a fantastical world with remarkable heroines. Their individual stories are woven together through the setting of a magical place, the Kingdom of Tortall, which is filled with mages, royalty, spirits, gods, assassins and more.  Each of Pierce’s series take place in […]

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Read, write, and fall in love with poetry this April!

PCPL has poetry for everyone, whether you’re a writer, a reader, or just a poetry dabbler. For writers, A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver provides inspirational and philosophical guidance, while The Poetry Home Repair Manual will help the budding writer stay on track – that is, edit… Intellectuals should read The Sounds of Poetry by former poet […]

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Where to start with Stephen King

He's written so many books that it would be a little intimidating to pick up your first one! I have some handpicked suggestions to pique your interest. Note: many of these are also available as audiobooks, and there's a reason they're so popular in that format! His pacing, dialogue, and creepy subject matter make for engrossing […]

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