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Month: March 2017

Book Review | Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

So it is no surprise that I sprinted to get my hands on Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I am really surprised that this book was made into a movie. The book is about a girl, Sam, who dies in a car accident, but she wakes up to repeat the day over again. This […]

Book Review | The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, by Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx with Neil Strauss

Although after reading The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx with Neil Strauss, (written from the biographical point-of-view of each band member and some extra people involved in their careers, with the help of an actual writer) I feel a desire to […]

Read With IBC | Zero K, by Don DeLillo

The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time—an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis […]

Read With IBC | The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware

As with all book clubs, a great part of the joy of our Imaginary Book Club is reading together and chatting about what we’ve read as a group. For more info on how our online book club work, and the many ways you can participate, hop over here or sign up to read with us.  Each month our #ReadWithIBC post is […]

Favorites | July 2016

Waiting and waiting and waiting to finally make the move from Baltimore Maryland to Arlington Virginia has been quite the test of my patience. I’ve known about the move since February, so these last weeks of waiting have been the final test! Fortunately, our newest contributor, Anna, stopped by for a bit to spend some […]

Author: Kate

Posted by Kate | Sep 7, 2016 | Bookish Musings | It must be so nice to get to work in a library where you can just relax in the quiet and read all day. Over the past 6 years, I have been frequently asked what it’s like to work in a library. Mostly I get […]

Bookish Musings | A Day in the Life of A Library Worker

Over the past 6 years, I have been frequently asked what it’s like to work in a library. Mostly I get asked if it’s literally the most peaceful job ever because libraries are so chill and quiet all the time. And I get lots of jokes about shushing people. I mean, I have shushed people, […]

Author: Rachel

Posted by Rachel | Mar 3, 2017 | Children’s Book Reviews | The first time I traveled to Africa I was 16 years old. I was on a service trip to Tanzania with a group of students and teachers from my school. I loved my time there and when I left I felt like I’d […]

Kids Read with IBC | High Contrast Board Books

Of course this meant that I needed to jump into the world of reading with him to promote as much love for reading as I have….okay he can step it down a notch as I can get a little obsessive. In prepping for Jumping Bean coming into this world I had put a few high […]