Spooky Halloween Reads

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Oct 262017

Some reading suggestions to get you in the mood for the season… Also, check out our “Let’s Get Witchy” Display in the Library.

Binge on Books (bingeonbooks.com) is celebrating the season with “Sounds Like Halloween”, a fun new way to sample some scary passages from books that cross many genres. Thirty one authors read the most terrifying scenes from books that range from high fantasy or historical fiction to young adult romance or science fiction. That’s right, thirty one short readings that will get you in the mood for Halloween.

Staff Reads…

Bag of bones by Steven King really scared the wits out of one staff member. It’s a story about a grieving widow who goes back to his summerhouse in Maine and is drawn into mystery, ghostly visitations and escalating terrors.

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi permanently unsettled one staff member. It’s a true story written about one of the most brutal, seemingly random murders in the country. It’s unlikely that anyone reading this article is unaware of it and prosecutor Bugliosi reveals how he built his case. Continue reading »

List of The Top Ten Most Challenged Books from 2015 Is Released

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Apr 112016

BBW13_ProfileTop Ten Most Challenged Books from 2015 – Which ones have you read?

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”).
  3. I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
    Reasons: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group.
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Find Your Next Read With Our NextReads Newsletters

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Dec 012015

Have you been looking for your next great read? Do you want to know what books are coming out in the coming months? Are you ready to step outside the best sellers to discover new authors or crossover genres? This week, HML is launching a new service that will be delivered directly to your inbox to help you find your next read. The Next Reads newsletter allows you to select from 25 different newsletters that focus on anything from Tween Reads to Horror and Home, Garden and DIY. You get to customize your newsletter by selecting all of the lists that interest you. You can choose all of them or only one. You can unsubscribe or change your selections at any time. And the best news is that the newsletter is linked to the online catalog so you can get more information or reserve a copy. To subscribe to the Next Reads newsletters click here or click on the image below.nextreads

“Come Read With Us”

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Aug 172015

romancefridaysLet us help you find your next book. Our new “Come Read with Us” blog can be found on our website (hmloneonta.org) or at hmloneontablog.wordpress.com. Mystery Mondays is for those who secretly dream of catching the bad guys and locking them up. Each Monday we’ll post something about the mystery genre and the associated subgenres. You’ll find information about pet detectives, noir, cozy mysteries and more. Adrenaline Wednesdays is for Continue reading »