Good Reads

Good Reads Kids
1:40 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle, reviewed by Maddie Daubert and read by Sierra Foster.

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

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Good Reads
2:53 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Devil's Food Cake Murder' by Joanne Fluke

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, reviewed by Wyneth Herrington and read by Emily Robertson.

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

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Good Reads
3:52 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Good Read: 'Templar' by Jordan Mechner

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Templar by Jordan Mechner, reviewed by Brittany Adams and read by AJ Boston.

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

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Good Reads Kids
4:09 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'The Vikings'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, The Vikings by Robert Nicholson and Claire Watts, reviewed by Maddie and read by Diane Daubert.

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

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Good Reads
12:30 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'The Hundred Dresses'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, The Hundred Dresses by Erin McKean, reviewed by Brittany Adams and read by Sierra Foster.

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

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Good Reads
2:45 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library

AJ Boston, Calloway County Public Library

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Staff picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS, broadcast during Sounds Good

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

Here are links to the Staff Picks aired thus far:

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Good Reads
2:37 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?'

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, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, reviewed and read by Emily Robertson. 

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

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Good Reads Kids
9:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Good Read: 'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is "Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve Sheinkin. This nonfiction book tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be - and how it came to be used. Critics have called this book a 'must read,' 'a complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.

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Good Reads Kids
9:45 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Good Read: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz. Winner of the 2013 Newbery Honor, Splendors and Glooms tells the story of two orphans in splendorous Victorian London who unravel the mystery of a girl gone missing, a suspicious puppeteer, and a sinister old witch. Critics describe this young adult novel as "wonderfully twisty, delightfully eerie, and utterly transporting." 

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Good Reads
11:47 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Good Read: 'When Beggars Die,' an Uncommon Mystery

Author, E.A. Allen
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Michael Cohen, Professor Emeritus at Murray State University, brings us his latest 'Uncommon Mystery,' When Beggars Die by E.A. Allen. 

E. A. Allen, When Beggars Die (2013) ISBN: 978-1-60653-066-5

When I met Ed Allen—that’s a great moniker, by the way, for one writing in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe—he was finishing a Ph.D. in history at Tulane and I was teaching at the University of New Orleans. He went on to a career that included a post as Senior CIA Analyst for European Security Affairs. I can’t think of a better background for someone writing a historical thriller about the precarious balance of power in Europe at the dawn of the twentieth century. That’s the period when the action of When Beggars Die takes place, just after the turn of the century, when the English King Edward VII is in Paris to negotiate a treaty. 

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