Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ep. 5: "The Babysitter"

For this month's book discussion we read a personal favorite and semi-classic Young Adult novel by R.L. Stine, The Babysitter. We discuss the urban legend and it's many variations along with the countless movies that play on this theme as well as the real life 1950 true crime of Janett Christman. Listen to the episode as we get personal and talk about what makes up stay up at night, our own babysitting stories, disturbing phone calls we've actually experienced and discussing the book at length. As always, here are a few links we referenced in the episodes. 

If you read The Babysitter and want to find something a little bit better, Gina recommended Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers.

Next up, we'll be reading and discussing Stephen King's The Mist.

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See you in the stacks!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Book of the Day!

It's late but still time for the #bookoftheday - An intergalactic odyssey in which a small time scientist becomes his country's first astronaut. Alone in Deep Space, he discovers a possibly imaginary giant alien spider with whom he has many philosophical conversations but will this new companionship be enough to get him home safely? Read it to find out! #spacemanofbohemia #jaroslavkalfar #sciencefiction #scifi #fiction #scifisaturday #thelibrarianssuggest #librarians #librarianlife #librarybooks #booklovers via Instagram

Friday, July 21, 2017

Book of the Day!

Happy Friday! Today's #bookoftheday is one of Jade's favorites for the year - #theshamblingguidetonewyorkcity by #murlafferty !! If you're a fan of the supernatural and/or Buffy the Vampire Slayer then try this book! It'll make a great read to keep you company on a flight or however you may be traveling. #booksonaplane #bookstagram #booklovers #librarians #travel #travelreading #thelibrarianssuggest #librarybooks #booklovers #whatareyourreading #fiction #friday #fridayfiction #supernaturalfiction via Instagram

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Book of the Day!

Probably not the best book to be reading at lunch, but it's still pretty good so far! What are you reading today? #truetalestuesday #caitlindoughty #smokegetsinyoureyes #essays #books #booklovers #librarians #librarianlife #bookstagram #nonfiction #lunch #booksandlunch via Instagram

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Book of the Day!

Hope the weekend has treated you well! What's one of your favorite short stories? We love #thelottery by #shirleyjackson. #shortstorysunday #shortstory #shortstories #bookoftheday #booklovers #librarians #librarianlife #thelibrarianssuggest via Instagram

Friday, July 14, 2017

Book of the Day!

Happy #friday! For today's #bookoftheday check out #bonitaavenue by #PeterBuwalda. Siem and his family are well liked and he has a promising future in politics. But when elements of his past threaten to come about, things begin to fall apart. Check out this explosive debut "about relationships torn asunder by lies, and minds destroyed by madness." #books #bookstagram #booklovers #thelibrarianssuggest #fridayfiction #fiction via Instagram

Book Discussion: Wrinkle in Time

The library ladies finally made time in their busy schedules to meet up and discuss a Wrinkle in Time, so make sure to check your device for the latest episode. We're really excited to share our thoughts, ranting and semi-on-point tangents about this book and the author. Since Jade read the original text and Gina listened to it, I decided to read the graphic novel so we could bring a few different perspectives into our discussion. With references to The Wizard of Oz and a crush Sarah won't let go of who starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie of A Ring of Endless Light (this story takes place within the same world as A Wrinkle in Time) Like we promised we have a few links for you to enjoy. See you in the stacks!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book of the Day!

"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest - Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!" Set sail with young Jim and Long John Silver as they search for the fabled Treasure Island. This makes for a great summer read! #kidslitthursday #books #childrensliterature #childrensclassics #classics #treasureisland #robertlouisstevenson #bookstagram #thelibrarianssuggest #librarianlife #booklovers via Instagram

Monday, July 10, 2017

Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens

Hi there!

Sorry we've been a bit behind on posting for the blog! We have finally had a chance to sit down and make a plan for things so we promise to be better about getting content up.

For our second episode, we discussed Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens. The title refers to the time span that readers spend with the two main characters, Lore and Franckline, as Lore goes through labor. Lore arrives alone at the hospital and Franckline is her nurse; both are pregnant. During these eleven hours, they each try to come to terms with their pasts that make them uneasy about bringing a child into their worlds.

It's a very raw read but a rather interesting read!

Here are some other reviews if you're still on the fence about it:

See you in the stacks,

Sarah, Gina & Jade

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Brief Break

June was a little bit a rough month for two of our three librarians. One librarian got a new car out of an ugly car wreck from a few weeks ago and the other had to put her family dog down in which she and her family spent the rest of the weekend grieving over the unexpected loss. But lucky for you, you are getting two episodes in July and starting in August we'll be starting a new segment, everything but books. We apologize for the long gap but we're excited to get back on track. Make sure to check in with social media and we will have new episodes very soon!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book list for the day!

With quite a few other social media accounts to take care of, we've fallen behind on the blog. But we promise to get working on it this week!

Here's a fun book list from Bustle:

See you in the stacks!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Act of God - Jill Ciment

Hello and welcome to The Librarians Suggest!

Gina, Sarah, and I are, yep, you guessed it, librarians! Gina is a Teen Librarian, Sarah, a Children's Librarian, and I, Jade, am a Reference/Adult Services librarian. Right now, our plan is to discuss both on the blog and through our podcast about books that are under 250 pages or less.

We have a ton of books to get to as it is so we are trying to make it a little easier on ourselves. For now. I'm sure once we get this really going we'll be expanding the episodes/posts to be about other books of all shapes and sizes but I can't tell you when that will be.

Our first book that we discussed was Act of God by Jill Ciment. A mold outbreak occurs in the summer heat in Brooklyn and what follows is the devastation this outbreak brings causing the main characters to lose everything they hold dear. It's an exploration of relationships, secrets, what happens when everything breaks down and love.

We're on SoundCloud! You can also find us on iTunes & Google Play. And if you want, you can start listening to our first episode right now, just scroll down to the bottom of the page!

See you in the stacks,

Gina, Sarah & Jade