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Lit City – by Lynn Rosen

Three recent unsatisfying reads

Sometimes I read books I love (like the recent debut novel Idaho by Emily Ruskovich), sometimes I read books I quickly realize I do not like and I stop reading after a few chapters or even pages, and sometimes there are books that fall in between these two poles. They...

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Reading YA

I love picking new books for Open Book Bookstore. In doing this for over two years now, I’ve had to gain expertise in some new categories. I’ve enjoyed, for example, exploring the world of children’s picture books. There are so many choices, with such beautiful art...

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Books in the news and the news through books

Every season when I pick the novels we’ll read in my Hot Off the Press class, I wade through a big pile of books. It’s usually challenging to narrow down the choices for the class, and I often wish we could discuss more than one book a month. This time, for our first...

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