Reader's Advisory

03/28/2013 - 9:12am
Hook Up with a Book!

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the mind often turns to The Feeling—you can’t sleep, can’t eat, and feel distracted during the day. Anything that takes you away from your beloved is a nuisance. If this sounds familiar, you’ve probably experienced the lovesickness brought on by the Perfect Book. Those sleepless, word-filled nights can take a toll, but who could pass up the thrill of finding that unforgettable, irresistible book? 

Hook Up with a Book!

That’s where Hook Up with a Book! comes in.

This February, your library staff would like to set you up with the book of your dreams!

Whether the newest James Patterson novel makes your heart skip a beat, or you swoon over a well-written biography, there’s an amazing book just waiting for you. To aid your matchmaking librarians, simply complete this online questionnaire and we’ll set you up with some of our finest offerings.

You can also stop in at England RunHeadquartersPorter,  Salem Church, or Snow to browse potential blind (book) dates in person.

08/02/2012 - 11:18am

Never Apologize for Your Reading Tastes.  Libraries live by this adage from Betty Rosenberg.  But, truthfully?  We're all biased.  There are those who won't get near a bestseller--reading only serious non-fiction, or, perhaps, literary fiction.  My personal eye-rolling, disdainful sniffiness was aimed squarely at paperback romances.  Until I actually, well, read some of them.

07/01/2012 - 4:01am
NoveList Plus

What shall I read next?
How do you decide which books to take home?  There’s a gold mine of information in NoveList Plus, an online database that answers those questions for readers of any age.  You are just a few clicks away from recommended book lists, author readalikes, or finding out “what book comes next? “  NoveList gives you all these things- 24/7--and you don’t even have to be in the library to use it.

06/07/2010 - 10:57am

The eSequels database, a new addition to the CRRL database offerings, is a great resource for book lovers. eSequels is "a reader's guide to novels in series," and allows you to browse by not only author and title, but also by character, location, and subject, allowing you to identify any series easily.

Series are also listed in the correct reading sequence, and annotations do not reveal any spoilers. The keyword search is a wonderful tool for discovering new series. The listings include only adult titles.

To access eSequels, click on the database title in the listing and then enter your 14-digit CRRL barcode on the main page.

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