At CMLE Headquarters, we love books!
This is likely the most popular and most unifying statement you can possibly make when chatting with library people – but it’s true! On our weekly podcast, Linking Our Libraries, we always have a book segment so we can share some of the books we read. This is always popular with our listeners, so we are expanding that into other formats including a second podcast, Books and Beverages, coming out this fall. And we are building this series of Book Suggestions. You can submit books that you like! Just write it up a few reasons you liked a book and send it in to us; we will edit and add links – and we can all enjoy it!
(Books below have links to Amazon; if you follow them and buy stuff from Amazon, Jeff Bezos and his crew will donate a small percentage of your sale to CMLE! It can really help us out, so thank you! And if you want to use our Amazon link anytime you shop, it helps us out. Check it out here for all the info!)
I always like to read books in a series – after I’ve invested a book’s worth of energy to learn people’s names and stories, I want to see what happens next! This week I’m finishing a series that is way too short, from my perspective: only two books. But I’m enjoying them both, and if urban fantasy sounds interesting to you (books set in our world today, but with magic, and supernatural creatures), you might also like them. The series is called the Cheshire Red Reports, by Cherie Priest.
I listened to both in audio-book format, and if you have a choice I’d recommend that because the reader is really good. She helps to bring out different aspects of the characters and the story-line – a great feature of audio books! Continue reading Book Suggestion Series: Cheshire Red Reports