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Librarians Rachel and Melody discuss their latest reads and give their favorite reading, watching, and listening recommendations each month!

Librarians Rachel and Melody discuss their latest reads and give their favorite reading, watching, and listening recommendations each month!
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Librarians Rachel and Melody discuss their latest reads and give their favorite reading, watching, and listening recommendations each month!

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English


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Episode 7: Narrative Nonfiction

8/31/2019
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Rachel and Melody welcome special guest, Maria, to discuss narrative nonfiction reads this month! Check out what we talked about: "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer with readalikes "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster" by the same author, "The Wild Truth" by Carine McCandless, and the film "Into the Wild." "The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia" by Candace Fleming with readalikes "Victoria: Portrait of a Queen" by Catherine Reef,...

Duration:00:40:26

Episode 6: The Science of Death

8/1/2019
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In this episode—not for the faint of heart—Rachel and Melody discuss deep questions about death, dying, and decomposition! Check out what we talked about: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory" by Caitlin Doughty with readalike "From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death" by the same author. Also, Caitlin's YouTube channel Ask a Mortician, website OrderoftheGoodDeath.com, Ted Talk "A Burial Practice That Nourishes the Planet", and podcast Death...

Duration:00:36:40

Episode 5: Get Happy

6/27/2019
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Rachel and Melody welcome special guests Sarah and Jill to discuss the art of happiness! Check out what we talked about: "You Are a Badass" by Jen Sincero with readalike "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck" by Sarah Knight. "The Book of Joy" by Dalai Lama XIV and Desmond Tutu with readalikes "The Art of Happiness" by Dalai Lama XIV and "How to Change Your Mind" by Michael Pollan. "10% Happier" by Dan Harris with Harris's how-to readalike "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics." Netflix...

Duration:00:42:04

Episode 4: LGBTQ

6/1/2019
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Rachel and Melody welcome special guest, Sarah, to discuss LGBTQ reads this month! Check out what we talked about: "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz with readalike "The Inexplicable Logic of My Life" by the same author. "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters with readalike "Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932" by Francine Prose. "The House of Impossible Beauties" by Joseph Cassara based on the 1990 documentary film, "Paris is Burning." Also,...

Duration:00:31:14

Episode 3: Disaster

5/1/2019
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Rachel and Melody talk about their favorite disaster novels and discuss whether they'd survive an apocalypse! Check out what we talked about: "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen with "One Year After" and "The Final Day," the remaining books in the After series. Also, the 2018 films "A Quiet Place" and Netflix's "Bird Box." "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel with readalike "The Gracekeepers" by Kirsty Logan. "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood with "The Year of the Flood" and...

Duration:00:32:42

Episode 2: Steampunk

4/1/2019
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Rachel and Melody discuss their latest steampunk reads, as well as two TV and film adaptations based on graphic novels! Check out what we talked about: "Soulless" by Gail Carriger with readalike "The Dark Days Club" by Alison Goodman. "Mortal Engines" by Philip Reeve with his other works including the Fever Crumb series and "Night Flights" as well as readalike "Worldshaker" by Richard Harland. Also, the 2018 film "Mortal Engines." "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman with readalike series...

Duration:00:44:18

Episode 1: Reader's Choice

2/26/2019
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Join Melody and Rachel as they discuss what they've been reading. This month, we chat about "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis, "Descender" Volumes 1-3 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, and "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. Check out these books and more at the Oak Creek Public Library, hoopladigital.com, wplc.overdrive.com, or the Hoopla Digital and Libby apps!

Duration:00:20:08