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 By Donna Vought    Opinion    July 11, 2019

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Mulitmedia Thriller Readers who enjoy suspense and scary moments will find a worthwhile read in “Night Film”, by Marisha Pessl. The author gained...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 27, 2019

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The Gifts of Love and Genius The last Book Nook review was of a science fiction novel and I noted that for some, science was their least favorite...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 13, 2019

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Step back in time Some readers seem reluctant to try science fiction and I decided to look into why that is. I was aware that not everyone is...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 30, 2019

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Multiple-Genre Adventure When I was first tried Japanese cuisine, I was struck by the presentation. The meal wasn’t only about how food tasted, but...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 16, 2019

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Less is More Recently I found myself in an interesting dilemma. The book originally slated for this column turned out to be too awful to inflict on...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 2, 2019

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Solving a family secret When I ask readers why they enjoy mystery novels, I receive a wide variety of answers, although there are some common themes....

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 18, 2019

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Adventurous Tale of Endurance Would you apply to the following advertisement?: “MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 11, 2019

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Midwest memoir When it comes to reading someone’s memoir, I have certain expectations. Does the story come alive or have a specific focus? It’s di...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    March 21, 2019

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Jealousy and Obsession The last two novels I finished recently were in different locations and were by authors of vastly different ages and writing...

 

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Small-town “War” to warm your winter reading When “Casual Vacancy” by J. K. Rowling was published in 2012, there were differing opinions on...

 

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A special book for a special occasion Recently I realized this will be my 50th Book Nook article and I’d like to dedicate it to all you readers and...

 

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Information we all can use Have you ever felt helpless after learning that someone you know is seriously ill? Not knowing what to do sometimes means...

 

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Two authors combine talents Collaborative works of fiction, even by excellent authors, don't always...

 

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Two adventurous books for younger readers Since most of my articles are aimed at adults, I wanted to give a couple of suggestions for younger...

 

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Contemporary Mystery Brief memory gaps happen to many of us throughout our life and are a common byproduct of multitasking or just not being present...

 

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Trying new things If you’re looking to expand your horizons, consider books penned by authors from other countries. It was occasionally frustrating...

 

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2 Books for Animal Lovers Recently I started a non-fiction called “The Soul of an Octopus – a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of...

 

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The Great American Read a win-win for readers AND libraries Today you’ll find 10 suggestions and a way to get 90 more. That’s due to The Great Ame...

 

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Engaging Characters in “Fishy” Historical Fiction When my latest library hold arrived, I was excited because the plot description I’d read was v...

 

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Keen-Eyed Coming of Age Novel In “Object Lessons” by Anna Quindlen we meet Maggie Scanlan, a twelve-year-old from an Irish family living in a New...

 

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Secrets in Fiction and Real Life Looking for a brand-new detective story with lots of plot twists and false leads? If so, try “Lethal White”, the...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 31, 2018

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Fun summer read for teens and adults It’s interesting to watch reading trends change over time. Remember how popular vampire books became in the...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 17, 2018

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Fall into a comfortable seat for a fast read “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley is a contemporary character-driven novel that I found easy to pick...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 3, 2018

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Have you ever chosen a book because the cover was just too wonderful to resist? The one on Madison author Jennifer Chiaverini’s latest book...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 26, 2018

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One of my most reliable sources for readings comes from long-time friend Molly B. We have similar tastes and she has a keen eye for good books. When...

 

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