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My library is haunted. 
If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen this series of tweets last week about a serious haunting problem in my library:  As you can probably tell, it was an exciting day. Since the girls were compeltely freaki...
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Episode #3 is FULL of interesting things, my friends. The extraordinary Jeff O’Neal, editor of Book Riot, is my guest host this week. We talk about book taste (or lack thereof), the controversy surrounding literary fiction, the idea of reading insecurity, the trouble with relationships (as it pertains to reading), and much more. Don’t miss …
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Despite the fact that I have a degree in Library Science, I've never considered myself to be an actual scientist...UNTIL NOW. My job as a children's librar
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Welcome to Episode #5 of the Dear Book Nerd podcast! My guest co-host this week is the hilarious Dan Wilbur. Dan is a comedian, creator of Better Book Titles, and host of the Two-Book Minimum Podcast, a show in which authors and comedians chat about literature. (Be sure to check it out!) Dan and I …
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Welcome to Episode 2 of the Dear Book Nerd podcast! My guest host this week is once again the great Rebecca Schinsky. In this show, we answer two reader-submitted questions and discuss topics such as what makes a book a bestseller, how to choose what to read, and how to get back into the reading …
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I have a new podcast on Book Riot! Check it out!
Good news for fans of the Dear Book Nerd advice column we started back in October: it’s now a podcast!   In this, the pilot episode, Rebecca Schinsky and I discuss (and attempt to answer) two reader-submitted questions: Dear Book Nerd: I’m 33. I averaged 36 books a year for the last 5 years. All …
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Dear Book Nerd Episode #5: The Thing About Ebooks... - BOOK RIOT
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Welcome to Episode #5 of the Dear Book Nerd podcast! My guest co-host this week is the hilarious Dan Wilbur. Dan is a comedian, creator of B

Dear Book Nerd Podcast: Episode #4: To Read the Classics, Or Not To Read...
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Welcome back to the Dear Book Nerd podcast! Jeff O’Neal joins me once again as special guest-host for Episode #4, in which we talk about CLA

Dear Book Nerd, Episode #2: How To Deal With the Book Buzz Blues - BOOK ...
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Welcome to Episode 2 of the Dear Book Nerd podcast! My guest host this week is once again the great Rebecca Schinsky. In this show, we answe

Valentine's Day Gifts for Book Lovers - BOOK RIOT
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If you’re looking for a last-minute-ish Valentine’s Day gift for your book-loving significant other, have no fear. The internet has got you

Dear Book Nerd Podcast: Episode 1 - BOOK RIOT
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Good news for fans of the Dear Book Nerd advice column we started back in October: it’s now a podcast! In this, the pilot episode, Rebecca S

Dear Book Nerd: "Help! I Need a (Book-Related) Job!"
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Welcome to "Dear Book Nerd," Book Riot's very own bookish advice column. I hope you find this week's topic interesting. Note: when I receive

What Do Kids Want to Read? (A Scientific Analysis)
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Despite the fact that I have a degree in Library Science, I've never considered myself to be an actual scientist...UNTIL NOW. My job as a ch

Dear Book Nerd: "My Family Doesn't Read"
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We put out the call for questions, and you guys didn't disappoint! The response to my initial "Dear Book Nerd" post was overwhelming (in a g

Dear Book Nerd: An Advice Column is Born
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Here at Book Riot, we like to think of ourselves as providers of information, entertainment, and maybe even spiritual enlightenment (okay, t

What Would a World Without Libraries Look Like? Kids Have Their Say.
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Sometimes the job has its perks. A few years ago, I was asked to be a judge for a student library essay contest being held by a local counci

Sexism on the Shelves?
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YA Author Rae Carson (whose Fire & Thorns trilogy is awesome, by the way, go read it) recently tweeted a photo she took of some potentially

The Conversation We Should Really Be Having About Summer Reading List Er...
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Summertime means many things for public librarians - summer reading programs, hectic children's rooms, the glorious benefit of free air cond

When Book Graffiti Goes Bad
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No matter which side you're on in the vicious battles between ebooks vs. print or self-publishing vs. traditional, I believe that ALL litera

In Defense Of Libraries
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The paint on my worn out ol' library soapbox is getting rather chipped these days, but I'm about to get back up on it, my friends. Brace you

A Librarian's Response to "What's a Library?"
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The paint on my worn out ol' library soapbox is getting rather chipped these days, but I'm about to get back up on it, my friends. Brace you

Why Love Libraries?
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(Graphic by M. Bialaszewski) Despite its budding beauty, longer hours of sunshine, and the promise of sweet, sweet outdoor drinking, Spring

Screwy Decimal
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"When I watch the footage of the first explosion, I look at the Boston Public Library Main Branch across the street, and I think no matter w

Made-Up Words for Literary Experiences
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A few weeks ago I had a reading experience that I imagine most book-loving people have from time to time. Naturally, I tweeted about it beca

When Authors Are Really Into Their Craft
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Most authors are really into their craft, and that's a good thing. I mean, why bother to write at all if you're not going to dive headfirst

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Terry Deary & 5 Ways to Help Your Librar...
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We don't really need to keep talking about Terry Deary, do we? We don't need to fan the flames and give this guy's ludicrous opinions any mo