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 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...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 5, 2018

The Book Nook: A well-paced drama

For those living in northern climates, winter can be sometimes be tough. Snow and cold not only make life more difficult, it can make venturing...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    March 29, 2018

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In the late 1980s author Ken Follett had a string of best-selling novels to his credit. They were mostly thrillers, but he wanted to try something...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    March 8, 2018

The Book Nook:Your local library: so much more than "just" books

Instead of suggesting books today, I’d like to share the many resources libraries can offer. I’m confident you’ll find something of interest,...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    March 1, 2018

The Book Nook: Truth is stranger than fiction

Recently a library patron and I were discussing a common thread we’d noticed in many young adult novels: older adults were either eliminated early...

 

The Book Nook: Two compelling family dramas

The holidays are behind us and if it was a stressful time you can breathe a sigh of relief. Sometimes the stress comes from being in contact with...

 

The Book Nook: Celebrating Women

After reading “I’ll Take You There” by Wally Lamb, I thought it would be a timely suggestion to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women...

 

The Book Nook: No bones about it: this is a good mystery

Many people enjoy good detective or mystery novels and I can suggest the latest one I read – “Beau Death” by Peter Lovesey. I learned about it...

 

Two suggestions to 'liven' up your reading list

Last week I settled in to read a library book I’d ordered and the jacket’s description sounded so promising I was planning to feature it today....

 

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