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12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy

"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."

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.  From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:

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Arts
4:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Cadiz Author Captures High School World in Novel 'Small Forces'

Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel Small Forces 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 Sounds Good.

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Education
11:41 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading

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Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like The Avengers and The Dark Knight. 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 Sounds Good about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.

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Good Reads
10:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids

Ruby in Ruby's Wish is a determined protagonist any boy or girl can learn from.
Courtesy of Lara Starr

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 7:16 pm

In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.

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Good Reads
2:15 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Uncommon Mystery: Killings at Badger's Drift

Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen reviews British author Caroline Graham's first mystery, The Killings At Badger's Drift,  published in 1987 and adapted ten years later as the first episode of the British ITV series The Midsomer Murders.

Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. He is the author of Murder Most Fair:  The Appeal of Mystery Fiction, published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2000. 

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Good Reads
4:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU

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Bluegrass Community & Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. 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.

See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website.

Culture
2:09 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

J.D. Wilkes on 'Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky'

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.; Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky. 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. 

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Good Reads Kids
3:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons'

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, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin reviewed by Erica Gallagher and read by AJ Boston. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
3:12 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe'

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, Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe by Jane O'Connor, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Sierra Foster. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Read Kids
2:21 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Snow White and Rose Red'

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, Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Emily Robertson. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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