Good Reads http://wkms.org en Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works http://wkms.org/post/nearly-24000-books-sale-paducah-including-rare-and-out-print-works <p>This year's Friends of the McCracken County Public Library book sale is likely to be one of their largest, featuring an estimated 24,000 books, from genres including&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">art, history, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, westerns, literary fiction, large print works and children's books. They received a large donation from a book store going out of business as well as several rare and out-of-print works. On<em> Sounds Good</em>, Jennie&nbsp;Boyarski&nbsp;speaks with Kate Lochte about the sale and some of the unique finds.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:36:29 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42180 at http://wkms.org Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy http://wkms.org/post/vampire-novelist-benton-debuts-final-book-trilogy <p><em>"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."</em></p><p>Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate. &nbsp;From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be? &nbsp;What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:30:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 41695 at http://wkms.org Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces' http://wkms.org/post/cadiz-author-captures-high-school-world-novel-small-forces <p>Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel <em>Small Forces </em>captures a credible high school world of kids, parents, and teachers dealing with learning disabilities, drug dealers and retirement- focused administrators. Kate speaks with the educator-turned-author about his new book on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:00:36 +0000 Kate Lochte 41577 at http://wkms.org Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces' Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-library-stocks-comics-graphic-novels-boost-reading <p>Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like <em>The Avengers</em> and <em>The Dark Knight</em>. Murray State University Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray and Owner/Operator of G's Comics in Murray Garrick Crump talk with Tracy Ross on <em>Sounds Good</em> about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:41:11 +0000 Tracy Ross 41415 at http://wkms.org Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids http://wkms.org/post/diverse-summerreading-list-kids In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.<p>Only <a href="http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/choiceintro13.asp">6 percent of children's books </a>published in 2012 featured diverse characters. Last Saturday, the first ever <a href="http://www.thebookcon.com/" target="_blank">BookCon</a> in New York city came under severe scrutiny for featuring all-white speakers (and one Grumpy Cat). Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:08:39 +0000 Aly Seidel 41074 at http://wkms.org A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids Uncommon Mystery: Killings at Badger's Drift http://wkms.org/post/uncommon-mystery-killings-badgers-drift <p>Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen reviews British author Caroline Graham's first mystery, <em>The Killings At Badger's Drift</em>, &nbsp;published in 1987 and adapted ten years later as the first episode of the British ITV series <em>The Midsomer Murders</em>.</p><p>Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. He is the author of <em>Murder Most Fair: &nbsp;The Appeal of Mystery Fiction</em>, published by Fairleigh&nbsp;Dickinson University Press in 2000.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:15:11 +0000 Kate Lochte 37683 at http://wkms.org Uncommon Mystery: Killings at Badger's Drift Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-writers-sign-twelve-days-christmas-anthology-msu <p>Bluegrass Community &amp; Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em>. He's at Murray State's bookstore Sunday for a signing of the anthology "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas." Goode previews the book, and talks about some of the writers in the book. He also reflects on his days in Murray State's MFA program and mentions some of the writers in the anthology who also happen to be Murray State MFA graduates.</p><p><a href="http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/events/kentuckys-twelve-days-of-christmas/">See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website</a>.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:11:21 +0000 Kate Lochte 36625 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky' http://wkms.org/post/jd-wilkes-barn-dances-jamborees-across-kentucky <p>Colonel J.D. Wilkes hasn't met a medium yet that he hasn't matched. An accomplished musician, illustrator, filmmaker, and author, he's added another book to his C.V.; <em>Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky</em>. It traces the history, legacy, and the future of the Commonwealth's music as well as the social gatherings that birthed it. Wilkes sat down with Todd Hatton to talk about what prompted him to write the book and what it taught him.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:09:39 +0000 Todd Hatton 36530 at http://wkms.org J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky' Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-pete-cat-and-his-four-groovy-buttons <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read to your kids, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, <i>Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons&nbsp;</i>by James Dean and Eric Litwin reviewed by Erica Gallagher and read by&nbsp;AJ Boston.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:30:59 +0000 Matt Markgraf & AJ Boston 34760 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons' Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-fancy-nancy-fanciest-doll-universe <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe</em>&nbsp;by Jane O'Connor, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Sierra Foster.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:12:55 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Sierra Foster 34330 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe'